BAR HARBOR — Meg Little Reilly will give an author talk about her book “Everything That Follows” at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, June 29, at 7 p.m. She will sign copies of the book.
The novel explores what happens when a rash decision has life-altering results. “In ‘Everything That Follows,’ Kat and Hunter, two old friends, and Kyle, a new acquaintance, gather at a Martha’s Vineyard bar and decide in their inebriated state to continue the party offshore. The mood turns threatening, and as sheets of rain pour down, Kyle goes overboard. Was it a tragic accident? Or a case of foul play? The truth is elusive. Is Kyle a victim or villain? This chilling tale ventures into the shadows to illuminate the gray area where survival extorts a heavy price — and those who pay it must learn to live with its cost,” says a press release.
“Taut with moral complexity and a subtly building tension, this is the kind of story that punishes you if you dare to put it down,” wrote Kim Cross, The New York Times bestselling author of “What Stands in a Storm.”
“Booklist” wrote that “Everything That Follows” is “a skillfully wrought tale of atonement in a frame of psychological suspense.”
Reilly also is the author of the novel “We Are Unprepared.” She is a public radio commentator, essayist and outdoors enthusiast. Her work has appeared in McSweeney’s, Literary Hub, Vermont Public Radio, Politico, Women Writers and other outlets. Prior to writing novels, Reilly worked in national politics and at the White House as the deputy associate director in the Office of Budget Management. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont and a master’s degree from The George Washington University. Visit meglittlereilly.com.
Books will be on sale that night courtesy of co-sponsor Sherman’s Books. The talk is co-sponsored by Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Contact the Jesup at 288-4245 or firstname.lastname@example.org.