Join us at The Gallery of Lake Forest for brunch and discussion with author Chris Whitaker:


Crown Publishing, June 25, 2024 $30.00

Sunday, July 28, 2024 11:30am-1:30pm

202 East Wisconsin Avenue

Lake Forest, IL 60045

$75 includes brunch and a copy of the book (additional copies on hand for sale)

Space is limited, please RSVP at 847-234-4420

From the New York Times bestselling author of We Begin at the End comes a soaring thriller and an epic love story that spans decades. 

1975 is a time of change in America. The Vietnam War is ending. Muhammad Ali is fighting Joe Frazier. And in the small town of Monta Clare, Missouri, girls are disappearing. When the daughter of a wealthy family is targeted, the most unlikely hero emerges—Patch, a local boy, who saves the girl, and, in doing so, leaves heartache in his wake. Patch and those who love him soon discover that the line between triumph and tragedy has never been finer. And that their search for answers will lead them to truths that could mean losing one another. A missing person mystery, a serial killer thriller, a love story, a unique twist on each, Chris Whitaker has written a novel about what lurks in the shadows of obsession, and the blinding light of hope.

Chris Whitaker is the award-winning author of Tall Oaks, All the Wicked Girls, We Begin at the End, and The Forevers (YA). An instant New York Times and international bestseller, We Begin at the End was a Waterstones Thriller of the Month, a Barnes & Noble Book Club Pick and a Good Morning America Buzz Pick. The novel won the CWA Gold Dagger Award, the Theakston Crime Novel of the Year, the Ned Kelly International Award, and numerous awards around the world. We Begin At The End has been translated into twenty-nine languages, with screen rights going to Disney, where ‘Hamilton’ director Thomas Kail and producing partner Jennifer Todd will develop the book for television. Chris lives in the UK.

Event date: 
Sunday, July 28, 2024 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Event address: 
202 East Wisconsin Avenue
Lake Forest, IL 60045