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Michael Koryta presents his new thriller, IF SHE WAKES, in conversation with Julia Spencer-Fleming. Co-sponsored with the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association

Friday, July 5th, 7PM

Inaugural First Friday at Mechanics’ Hall Reading Series: Michael Koryta presents his new thriller, IF SHE WAKES, in conversation with Julia Spencer-Fleming.
Co-sponsored with the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association

Mechanics Hall Library, 519 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101

Two women fight for their lives against an enigmatic killer in this electrifying novel from a New York Times bestselling author and “master” of thriller writing (Stephen King). Tara Beckley is a senior at idyllic Hammel College in Maine. As she drives to deliver a visiting professor to a conference, a horrific car accident kills the professor and leaves Tara in a vegetative state. At least, so her doctors think. In fact, she’s a prisoner of locked-in syndrome: fully alert but unable to move a muscle. Trapped in her body, she learns that someone powerful wants her dead–but why? And what can she do, lying in a hospital bed, to stop them? Abby Kaplan, an insurance investigator, is hired by the college to look in to Tara’s case. A former stunt driver, Abby returned home after a disaster in Hollywood left an actor dead and her own reputation–and nerves–shattered. Despite the fog of trauma, she can tell that Tara’s car crash was no accident. When she starts asking questions, things quickly spin out of control, leaving Abby on the run and a mysterious young hit man named Dax Blackwell hard on her heels. Full of pulse-pounding tension, IF SHE WAKES is a searing, breakneck thriller from the genre’s “best of the best” (Michael Connelly).

Event date: 
Friday, July 5, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
Mechanics' Hall Library
519 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101
If She Wakes Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780316294003
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 14th, 2019