Tawni O'Dell

Tawni O’Dell is the New York Times bestselling author of five novels, including BACK ROADS, which was an Oprah’s Book Club pick and a Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection. BACK ROADS is currently in development to be made into a film by Michael Ohoven, the producer of the Academy-Award-winning, Capote. She is also a contributor to several anthologies, including BECOMING MYSELF: Reflections on Growing Up Female. Her works have been published in over 40 countries.

Tawni was born and raised in the coal-mining region of western Pennsylvania, the territory she writes about with such striking authenticity. She graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism and spent many years living in the Chicago area before moving back to Pennsylvania with her two children.

Tawni O'Dell

Books by Tawni O'Dell

by Tawni O'Dell - Crime, Fiction, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

On the surface, Chief Dove Carnahan is a true trailblazer who would do anything to protect her hometown. But beneath her badge lies a dark and self-destructive streak, fed by a secret she has kept since she was sixteen. When a daughter of the Truly family is beaten to death, her body tossed down a fiery sinkhole in an abandoned coal town, Dove is faced with solving the worst crime of her law enforcement career. During her investigation, the man convicted of killing Dove’s mother years earlier is released from prison. Still proclaiming his innocence, he approaches Dove with a startling accusation and a chilling threat that forces her to face the parallels between her own family’s trauma and that of the Trulys.

by Tawni O'Dell - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

As a boy, forensic psychologist Sheridan Doyle (aka Danny Doyle) was plagued by panic attacks and haunted by the tragic death of his little sister and mental unraveling of his mother. Returning to a hometown grappling with its own ghosts, Danny finds a dead body at the infamous Lost Creek gallows where a band of rebellious Irish miners was once executed. Teaming up with veteran detective Rafe, Danny comes dangerously close to startling truths about his family, his past and himself.

by Tawni O'Dell

As the only one in the family without magic, Makeda has decided to move out on her own and make a life for herself among the claypicken humans. But when her father goes missing, Makeda will have to find her own power --- and reconcile with her twin sister, Abby --- if she's to have a hope of saving him.