WorldCat Identities

O'Brien, Kevin 1955-

Works: 52 works in 326 publications in 6 languages and 8,517 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Detective and mystery fiction  Psychological fiction  Military history  History  Biography  Documentary television programs  Domestic fiction  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Honoree
Classifications: PS3565.B714, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kevin O'Brien
Killing spree by Kevin O'Brien( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Gillian McBride is forced to play sleuth when a cross-country murderer patterns his savage crimes on the fictional ones in her books
Final breath by Kevin O'Brien( Book )

24 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reporter Sydney Jordan tries to start a new life in Seattle with her teenage son, but is drawn into a serial killer's twisted game when he starts sending her macabre souvenirs from seemingly unrelated murders across the country
One last scream by Kevin O'Brien( Book )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the last eleven years, twelve women have vanished without a trace, and a troubled woman who suffers from blackouts holds the key to solving a new series of murders when she becomes part of a serial killer's deadly game
The true story of Alexander the Great by A & E Home Video( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arguably the most brilliant and courageous warrior in recorded history. In the year 334 BC, a 20 year old military commander from Northern Greece set out to conquer what was then the known world. His name was King Alexander of Macedon. During the next 12 years, he led 40,000 troops more than 20,000 miles, defeating the most powerful ruler on Earth, King Darius of Persia, and conquering all of Asia. He died of a battle wound at the age of 32, but his legendary conquests have been celebrated and studied for more than 2000 years. Today, we know him as Alexander the Great
Make them cry by Kevin O'Brien( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Czech and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the death of John Costello, seminary student of Our Lady of Sorrows, Father Murphy and the victims sister investigate John's death. They unearth clues not only to John's murder, but to other murders in the Seattle area
No one needs to know by Kevin O'Brien( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After killing a stalker who broke into her home, young widow Laurie Trotter takes her baby son and moves to Seattle, where she hopes to lay low and start over again. The dead man's brother--a charismatic sociopath with a "family"of followers--is bent on revenge. Laurie's first job in Seattle is in a food truck catering a film production. The movie is based on the real-life 1970 murders of an actress, her husband, and their baby's nanny--and all the actual locales are being used. The 'cursed' film is plagued with on-the-set accidents and bizarre deaths. It's hardly the place for Laurie to "lay low."--Author's website
Tell me you're sorry by Kevin O'Brien( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A family is wiped out after a burglary gone wrong. An executive accused of embezzling kills himself and his loved ones. A house fire claims the lives of all its inhabitants. Separate incidents with two common threads-a first wife who took her own life, and a secret the victims took to their graves. Stephanie Coburn has barely recovered from her sister's mysterious suicide before her brother-in-law and his new wife are murdered, her face disfigured beyond recognition. Stephanie never met the bride, has never even seen a clear photograph. But she knew her sister, and she knows something is desperately wrong. The police won't listen. Her only ally is another victim's son. Step by step, they're uncovering a trail of brutal vengeance and a killer who will never relent-and whose forgiveness can only be earned in death"--Page 4 of cover
Watch them die by Kevin O'Brien( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hannah Doyle is an abused wife on the run with her four year old son, living in Seattle. A serial killer becomes obsessed with her and sends her video tapes with clips of murder scenes from famous movies to demonstrate how he will kill his next victim
Vicious by Kevin O'Brien( Book )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2019 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susan's relaxing weekend getaway to a remote lake house becomes anything but that when a psychopath returns to the area
Only son by Kevin O'Brien( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A husband angry at his wife's abortion kidnaps the baby of another couple and moves to another town to start life anew as a single parent. Occasionally he sends the baby's parents a note giving news of their son, whom he has renamed Sam. One day the mother runs into Sam. The setting is Oregon. A first novel
Terrified by Kevin O'Brien( Book )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Megan Keeler died years ago--or so everyone believes. In fact, she disappeared to escape from her sadistic husband, Glenn. When dismembered body parts were found near their home, Glenn was convicted of his wife's murder. And Megan, terrified for her unborn child's safety, never came forward with the truth ... Since then, Megan has built a new life in Seattle for herself and her son, Josh. She's never forgotten that she's a fugitive, and Josh knows nothing about her past. But someone does. First, there are anonymous emails and threats, just as she learns that Glenn has been released from prison. Then the unthinkable happens: a masked man breaks into their home and abducts Josh ... To save her son, Megan must put herself at the mercy of a maniac. Is Glenn a cold-blooded killer determined to destroy her world piece by piece, or is the truth even more twisted? Megan thought she knew fear, but her nightmare is only beginning
Unspeakable by Kevin O'Brien( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A family of four murdered in their hotel room. A single mother and her boyfriend both stabbed to death. A sordid history of violent crimes, repeated over and over--but decades apart. Olivia Barker is a therapist with no connection to the murders. But she has heard things. Stories that keep her up at night. Details that only a killer would know. A killer who could be one of her patients. Olivia has no proof for her suspicions. But as the body count rises, so do her fears. A rock is thrown through her window; her car tires are slashed; a chilling message is scrawled on her bathroom mirror. Olivia knows she's getting closer to the truth. But the truth could be the last thing she'll ever know"--Page 4 of cover
You'll miss me when I'm gone by Kevin O'Brien( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Andrea Boyle moved to Seattle to give her seventeen-year-old nephew, Spencer, a fresh start after the death of his parents. Andrea has found her own new beginning with Luke, a successful playwright and father of a teenage son, Damon. The boys appear to have little in common, but in truth they share a private torment. When a tragedy befalls Damon, it's just the beginning of a nightmare that unfolds. But the worst is yet to come once a dark secret from Spencer's past is exposed. And when Luke is brutally attacked, both of their futures are at stake. Now it's up to Andrea to prove Spencer's innocence to the police--and to herself. Because for reasons she has revealed to no one, even Andrea can't help questioning the truth--and fearing that she may be next to pay the ultimate price."--Page 4 of cover
Left for dead by Kevin O'Brien( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a day in Seattle, San Juan Island resident Claire Shaw wakes up in the hospital, the single surviving victim of "Rembrandt," a vicious serial killer. Her life continues to be in danger as she is the only one who can identify the killer, but the trauma erased her memory and she doesn't know who to trust
The last victim by Kevin O'Brien( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and Japanese and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While working with her twin brother's senatorial campaign, Bridget Corrigan discovers that a serial killer is murdering members of her former high school clique, threatening to expose a secret that could jeopardize her brother's campaign
The next to die by Kevin O'Brien( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When attorney Sean Olsen, struggling to care for her children and terminally ill husband, decides to help actor Avery Cooper when he is accused of killing an obsessed fan, she unfolds a pattern of recent deaths that put her in danger
Disturbed by Kevin O'Brien( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The houses in Willow Tree Court are sleek and modern--the kind designed to harbor happy families and laughing children. No one would guess the secrets that lurk beyond the neat lawns and beautiful facades. Molly Dennehy is trying to fit in to her new surroundings, though her neighbors are clearly loyal to her husband's ex-wife. But that's the least of Molly's worries. Her stepson's school has been rocked by a brutal slaying, and a psychopath known as the Cul-de-Sac Killer is murdering families in Seattle homes. Homes just like Molly's. With each passing day, Molly grows more convinced that someone is watching her family, someone consumed with rage and vengeance. On this quiet road, a nightmare has been unleashed, and the trail of terror will lead right to her door. . ."--Product description
Hide your fear by Kevin O'Brien( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving to the coastal town of Echo, Washington, divorcee and single mother Caitlin Stoller begins receiving unsettling messages hinting at her new homes dark past, messages that escalate into terrifying events orchestrated by a killer who is about to plunge her family into a nightmare from which there is no escape
They won't be hurt by Kevin O'Brien( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The lights are on at the Singleton vacation home on Lopez Island, Washington, illuminating the horror within. Scott Singleton, former NFL star turned television evangelist, lies dead. The bodies of his wife and four of their five children are found on the second floor, bound, gagged, and stabbed repeatedly. The oldest daughter was shot downstairs. And the police's main suspect--the property caretaker--has disappeared. In her secluded vineyard home two hours away, Laura Gretchell is on edge. Her husband is out of town on business, and the children are understandably shaken. Laura tries to tell herself there's no reason to fear. Then the door handle rattles, and the real terror begins. They're in her house, holding her children hostage, and Laura has only one option: do exactly what the intruders say. But as Laura races to find the information they seek, she realizes that the enemies within her own home are only part of the nightmare. Because someone wants to keep the truth hidden at any cost, no matter how many more must die ..."--Page [4] cover
Actors by Kevin O'Brien( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The settings are Hollywood and Broadway. The themes are fame and fortune. The players will break your heart. Actors is the deeply moving love story of two young, would-be stars working toward the stunning rewards show business offers only a select few. It begins at the very bottom, on L.A.'s most tawdry back streets, where sex is a means to a bigger, better part. The drama gets played out against the glittering backdrop of Hollywood and the bright neon of Broadway, among the most successful, the most famous stars. Bobby Pierce is driven. He wants to be nothing less than the next Marlon Brando. He will go anywhere , do anything, in the name of ambition. Bobby is loaded with talent; luck is a more elusive commodity. When he finally breaks for New York City, his star seems to be on the rise. There, in the office of a no-nonsense talent scout famous for making idols out of total unknowns, he meets the beautiful, tremendously talented Lisa Weller. Her ambitions are as great as his own. The two fall deeply in love, sharing far more than their fantasies of succes. But while Lisa's hard work and fierce determination lift her higher and higher, Bobby's career follows a more complicated path, one whose end is a triumph of a wholly different kind. Intimate, revealing, exhilarating and true, Actors is an unforgettable account of what it takes to make it --and what you need to move on." --On flaps
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.22 (from 0.18 for The true s ... to 0.40 for Actors / ...)

Make them cry
Final breathOne last screamMake them cryWatch them dieViciousOnly sonLeft for deadThe last victim
Alternative Names
Kevin O’Brien

Kevin O'Brien cantante estauxunidense (1955–2008)

کوین اوبرایان

オブライエン, ケヴィン