Lawrence Osborne

Lawrence Osborne is the author of the novel ANIA MALINA and six books of nonfiction, including the memoir BANGKOK DAYS. His journalism and short stories have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker, Newsweek, Forbes, Tin House, Harper’s, Conde Nast Traveler and many other publications. Osborne has led a nomadic life, residing for years in France, Italy, Morocco, the United States, Mexico and Thailand. He currently lives in Istanbul.

Lawrence Osborne

Books by Lawrence Osborne

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

On a hike during a white-hot summer break on the Greek island of Hydra, Naomi and Samantha make a startling discovery: a man named Faoud, sleeping heavily, exposed to the elements, but still alive. Naomi, the daughter of a wealthy British art collector who has owned a villa in the exclusive hills for decades, convinces Sam, a younger American girl on vacation with her family, to help this stranger. As the two women learn more about the man, a migrant from Syria and a casualty of the crisis raging across the Aegean sea, their own burgeoning friendship intensifies, and when a simple plan of revenge goes horrifically wrong, Faoud must go on the run while the girls come to terms with the terrible consequences they have set in motion.

by Lawrence Osborne - Fiction, Literary Fiction, 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. As he crosses the border from Thailand, he tests the threshold of a new future. 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.