Ask a Bookseller: A summer thriller debut by a Twin Cities author

A book cover
"And There He Kept Her" by Joshua Moehling
Courtesy of publisher

Jennifer Jubenville of the Bookstore at Fitger’s in Duluth says there’s nothing like a good thriller for a summer read, and she recommends checking out Joshua Moehling’s debut, “And There He Kept Her.”

There are familiar elements to this thriller: A small (fictional) Minnesota town. A sheriff’s deputy who has left police work in Minneapolis due to personal tragedy, seeking a quieter life — only to find himself investigating a terrible crime at his new job. Two teens have gone missing after they attempted to steal painkillers from an old man whom they presumed to be harmless. But the old man has secrets of his own, and now the deputy suspects the man is holding the teens captive. The race is on to save their lives.

Jubenville says this suspenseful tale navigates LGBTQ issues and the opioid crisis along with neighbors in a small town. She says she couldn’t put it down. The Bookstore at Fitger’s is hosting Moehling for an author signing event from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday. 

Before you keep reading ...

MPR News is made by Members. Gifts from individuals fuel the programs that you and your neighbors rely on. Donate today to power news, analysis, and community conversations for all.