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Bryan Gruley

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in Detroit, The United States


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January 2009

Bryan Gruley is back. BLEAK HARBOR, his new standalone, will be published December 1 by Thomas & Mercer. It’s the story of the kidnapping of an autistic teenage boy whose parents have secrets that may have put him in danger.

Gillian Flynn says Bleak Harbor is “an electric bolt of suspense, packed with twists and surprises,” and “a masterful follow-up to his Starvation Lake trilogy.” Steve Hamilton calls it “unlike any other crime novel I’ve ever read.” Robert Dugoni says Bleak Harbor’s “fascinating calamity of flawed characters … brilliantly exposes the decidedly dark underbelly of both the town and all those living in it. I dare you to put the book down. I couldn’t.”

Gruley is the author of the award-winning Starvation Lake trilogy: Star


Life is good when you can skate into the beer tent.

The tent sits on a frozen lake ringed by snow-covered pines in the tiny town of Plaster Rock in New Brunswick, Canada. Each February, a dozen of us travel hundreds of miles there to skate in the World Pond Hockey Championship.

I’ve been playing hockey for more than forty years, since my dad taught me to skate on the outdoor rink at RougePark in... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.62 · 6,672 ratings · 1,132 reviews · 9 distinct worksSimilar authors
Starvation Lake

3.68 avg rating — 2,550 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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The Hanging Tree

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The Skeleton Box (Starvatio...

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Paper Losses

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Inherit the Dead

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Starvation Lake The Hanging Tree The Skeleton Box
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" Quick Start SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words? BG: Blessed and lucky. What Readers want to know... SS: What’s your greatest fear? BG: Losing a child. SS: If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to ..." ...More

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"Bleak Harbor marks the return of Bryan Gruley, and not a moment too soon. I was a big fan of his Starvation Lake trilogy, but the last book in that series, The Skeleton Box, appeared in 2012, and I’ve been eagerly awaiting his next book ever since..." Read more of this review »
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"Manipulation Creates Mayhem

Excessive manipulation? Kidnapping? Disappearance combined with threats?

What lengths will a person go to in order to extort money? And why? The motives will surprise you in Bryan Gruley newest book, Bleak Harbor.

When 16-..." Read more of this review »
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“But who can divine the workings of a single human heart? Who really knows what a person thinks and believes when he or she decides to do whatever they do?”
Bryan Gruley, The Hanging Tree

“But on the night I changed his life, I sat with my feet up and a beer in my hand and decided that if something could make me feel this good for even one night, and it didn't hurt anyone who didn't deserve to be hurt, maybe it was something I could actually do, something I might actually be good at, something that might actually make somebody proud of me.”
Bryan Gruley, Starvation Lake

“The true goal of capitalism is monopoly. That is all-total control of whatever market it is you choose to enter, so that you can do with it what you wish...”
Bryan Gruley, The Hanging Tree

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Bryan Sure thing, Doris.

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Doris Pearson Thank you for becoming my friend..

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Bryan You're gonna be there? Great. I look forward to meeting you!

Connie Looking forward to your discussion at the Printers Row Lit Fair in Chicago next week!

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