In her new novel, “Everything That Follows,” Meg Little Reilly, who worked in the Obama Administration, explores what happens when a rash decision has life-altering results. Reilly will be at the Jesup Memorial Library on Friday, June 29 at 7 p.m. for an author talk and book signing.
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.
Kim Cross, the New York Times Bestselling author of “What Stands In A Storm” writes, “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.” And Booklist adds “Everything That Follows” is “a skillfully wrought tale of atonement in a frame of psychological suspense.”
Reilly is the author of the two novels “Everything That Follows” and “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 more. Prior to writing novels, Meg worked in national politics and the White House as the deputy associate director in the Office of Budget Management. She holds a B.A. from the University of Vermont and an M.A. from the George Washington University.
Books will be on sale that night courtesy of co-sponsor Sherman’s Books and the talk is co-sponsored by Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. For more information on Reilly visit meglittlereilly.com and for more information on the talk contact the Jesup at 207-288-4245 or firstname.lastname@example.org.