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Lawrence Osborne


Lawrence Osborne

Journalist, short story writer, and novelist, Lawrence Osborne is the author of one previous novel and six books of nonfiction.  His short story “Volcano” was selected for Best American Short Stories 2012, and he has written for the New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker, Forbes, Harper's, and other publications.

Lawrence Osborne

Books by Lawrence Osborne

by Lawrence Osborne - Adventure, Fiction, Literary, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Adrift in Cambodia and eager to side-step a life of quiet desperation as a small-town teacher, 28-year-old Englishman Robert Grieve decides to go missing. And on that first night, a small windfall precipitates a chain of events --- involving a bag of “jinxed” money, a suave American, a trunk full of heroin, a hustler taxi driver, and a rich doctor’s daughter --- that changes Robert’s life forever.

by Lawrence Osborne - Fiction, Relationships, Thriller, Travel

Longing to escape their unhappy lives in London, David and Jo Henniger, a doctor and a children's book author, willingly accept the invitation to attend their old friends' weekend bacchanal in the Moroccan desert. On the way there, two young men spring at the Henniger's car, trying to interest passing drivers in fossils for sale. A panicked David swerves and kills one of the men. David's misdeed haunts their weekend getaway as the couple struggles to come to terms with their own deteriorating relationship.