Lightning Strike

Here’s the stunning cover for Lightning Strike, my next novel in the Cork O’Connor series. I love the brooding blue of the sky, the eerie mist, the solitary kid on a bike. When you read the book, you’ll understand the importance of all these elements. Just a little teaser here: Lightning Strike is a prequel to my Cork O’Connor series. It follows Cork in his adolescence, shortly before he turns thirteen, the year before his father is killed in the line of duty. There are mysterious deaths at the heart of the story, of course, but it’s really an opportunity for me to explore the relationship Cork had with his father, which shaped him significantly in becoming the man who occupies center stage in the series. I love the story, and I think readers will embrace this compelling peek at Cork as he comes of age.

Okay, a little bad news. It will be a while before you can buy the book. It’s not scheduled for release until August of 2021. But honestly, I believe the wait will be worth it.

Thanks to everyone for your continued support of my work. Although I write first and foremost to please myself, I’m so grateful there are many of you out there who seem pleased as well.

Lightning Strike by William Kent Krueger

3 thoughts on “Lightning Strike”

  1. I am an avid mystery/suspense reader. At 83, I’ve read hundreds since my early Nancy Drew series. A very long time ago. I’ve had authors that I’ve loved and followed faithfully. You are absolutely one of my favorites. Your characters have depth, personality, and I know who they are … Absolutely everything one could possibly ask for. They have grown throughout their lives and I’ve loved every minute of time spent with them. I’m hoping that Lightning Strike will NOT be the final in the Cork O’Connor series but we will continue sharing their world.

    Your stand alone books are just that … Outstanding stand alone books!!

    I don’t usually write fan letters but I had to show and thank you for the pleasures you have brought into my life. Thank you!!

  2. Within the last year, I have “discovered’ your books reading TENDER IS THE LAND after reading a review of it. I thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated the novel as it was such a wonderful experience. I recommended it to many others, but the. also decided to explore your other novels. Upon reading my first Cork O’Connor book, I was captivated with the characters and the Native American elements interwoven throughout this series. I truly have enjoyed and become thoroughly engrossed with each and every book! I look forward to reading this new offering, but also SINCERELY HOPE that Cork O’Connor stories continue. if not, these characters and the beauty of the territory in Minnesota will be sorely missed.

  3. I have read every Cork O’Connor book and loved each and everyone of them, I feel that I know all the characters as well as the setting. I am looking forward the Lightning Strikes and I am hopefully that will not be the last I read of Cork series.

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