Bryan Gruley

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Bryan Gruley's new novel, PURGATORY BAY, will be published January 14, 2020, by Thomas & Mercer. It's the story of a young woman who had life licked--straight-A student, all-state soccer goalie, headed to Princeton--when her family was murdered in an apparent mob hit. Twelve years later, she lives in a fortress on Purgatory Bay near Bleak Harbor, plotting revenge on those she holds responsible for ruining her life.

Michael Connelly says PURGATORY BAY is "impossible to put down." NYT bestseller Andrew Gross calls it "a gripping contemporary story of revenge, with scenes accelerating like heartbeats from the grave to its emotional, pulse-pounding conclusion." Amazon and NYT bestseller T.R. Ragan says it's a "suspenseful and complex adventure f
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Bryan Gruley The first rule of writing: Ass in chair. Write. Write for 5 minutes a day if that's all the time you have, but do it every day. Next thing you know, i…moreThe first rule of writing: Ass in chair. Write. Write for 5 minutes a day if that's all the time you have, but do it every day. Next thing you know, it'll be 10 minutes, then 20, and the words will start to pile up. Words will not write themselves.(less)
Bryan Gruley The central event that spurs the rest of the book was inspired by the murder of the Robison family in their northern Michigan cottage in the late 1960…moreThe central event that spurs the rest of the book was inspired by the murder of the Robison family in their northern Michigan cottage in the late 1960s. I was a kid who read about it in The Detroit News. Not long after, my parents bought a cottage not far too far from where the Robisons were killed. I would like awake at night terrified that someone would come in and kill us all.(less)
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On Ponds and Beer Tents


 


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 Rouge Park in Read more of this blog post »
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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

“Careful,” she shouted. “Be gentle with her.” The ambulance doors slammed shut as the Channel Eight van’s passenger door swung open. Out jumped a slim woman in a quilted black parka. She shot me a frown before bounding up the snowbank, waving a microphone over her head. “Sheriff! Sheriff Aho!”
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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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