This past Tuesday my local library, Fiske Free Library, invited a new author to talk about his book. His name is John Lacombe and he is the author of Winter Games.
John is a 1998 graduate of Lebanon High School which is the next town over. He currently lives, works and writes in Chicago…but, his parents live here in New Hampshire.
Now I have to admit I am not big on thrillers – rarely read them. (Unless you count Dan Brown’s books)! But, John changed my mind about his book. His reading of the Prologue got me…and I was wanting to hear or read more. This book moves – it is fast paced and the characters are believable…but his descriptions are what I really am enjoying. What begins in a fictional town that is a combination of Claremont (my city) and Lebanon, Lacombe paints an accurate picture of what the old mill towns were like…and then leads us on a roller coaster ride that ends up in North Korea.
If you like thrillers – you might want to try this one!