What’s in a title? In the case of ONE LAST SCREAM by
Kevin O’Brien, plenty.
O’Brien has been around for a while. ACTORS, his first novel,
was published in 1987, but since 2001 he has averaged a book a
year, with such efforts as MAKE THEM CRY, WATCH THEM DIE and LEFT
FOR DEAD. His books stand on their own, and the titles that hint at
pain and sudden end to mortal life are not kidding around. As one
would surmise from the title ONE LAST SCREAM, nothing goes gently
into a night that is anything but good.
However, don’t think that O’Brien focuses solely on