Iowa City native Tim Johnston will return to Prairie Lights to talk about his New York Times Bestselling novel, Descent, now out in paperback. Descent is the story of the Courtland family, who are taking a vacation in the Rocky Mountains before their daughter leaves for college. When Caitlin and her younger brother, Sean, go out for an early morning run and only Sean returns, the mountains become as terrifying as they are majestic.
Tim Johnston is the author of Irish Girl, and Never So Green. He holds degrees from the University of Iowa and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and currently teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Memphis.
“Easily one of the best literary thrillers I've ever read. Descent has it all: heart-pounding suspense, masterful plotting, great characters, superb writing, and an ending that will leave you gasping for air.” —Jonathan Evison