Books on the Bench with Linwood Barclay coming up June 17

On June 17, join us for a conversation with internationally acclaimed Canadian crime writer Linwood Barclay as he discusses writing and his instant bestseller, I Will Ruin You, described by Stephen King as “a page-turner that also has important things to say.”

Set at Vieni Estates on the Beamsville Bench, your ticket includes a glass of wine (white, red, or rosé). Non-alcoholic options will also be available. Additional beverages can be purchased.

Doors open at 7 pm. Someday Books will be selling books for Linwood to sign.

This is a fundraiser in support of Lincoln Pelham Public Library. A $20 tax receipt is included in your ticket purchase. All proceeds support future collections, programs, and services.

Get tickets at any LPPL branch or online via CanadaHelps.


About the Book:

How would you react in a life-or-death situation?

It’s a question everyone asks themselves, but few have to face in real life. English teacher Richard Boyle certainly never thought he would find himself talking down a former student intent on harming others, but when Mark LeDrew shows up at Richard’s school with a bomb strapped to his chest, Richard immediately jumps into action. Thanks to some quick thinking, he averts a major tragedy and is hailed as a hero, but not all the attention focused on him is positive.

Richard’s brief moment in the spotlight puts him in the sights of a deranged blackmailer with a score to settle. The situation rapidly spirals out of control, drawing Richard into a fraught web of salacious accusations and deadly secrets. As he tries to uncover the truth he discovers that there’s something deeply wrong in the town—something that ties together Mark, the blackmailer, and a gang of ruthless drug dealers, and Richard has landed smack in the middle of it. He’s desperate to find a way out, but everyone in his life seems to be hiding something, and trusting the wrong person could cost him everything he loves.

What price will he pay for one good deed?