While the Brainerd Public Library is not hosting in-person events, Brown Bag Lunch author visits will be presented as live events on the Friends of the Brainerd Public Library Facebook page.

From noon to 1 p.m. Monday, May 3, Minnesota author Wendy Webb will discuss her gothic suspense novel, “The Haunting of Brynn Wilder.”

According to the book description, after a devastating loss, Brynn Wilder escapes to Wharton, a tourist town on Lake Superior, to reset. Checking into a quaint boarding house for the summer, she hopes to put her life into perspective. In her fellow lodgers, she finds a friendly company of strangers: the frail Alice, cared for by a married couple with a heartbreaking story of their own; LuAnn, the eccentric and lovable owner of the inn; and Dominic, an unsettlingly handsome man inked from head to toe in mesmerizing tattoos.

But in this inviting refuge, where a century of souls has passed, a mystery begins to swirl. Alice knows things about Brynn, about all of them, that she shouldn’t. Bad dreams and night whispers lure Brynn to a shuttered room at the end of the hall, a room still heavy with a recent death. And now she’s become irresistibly drawn to Dominic - even in the shadow of rumors that wherever he goes, suspicious death follows.

Webb is the No. 1 Amazon Charts bestselling, multiple award-winning author of five novels of gothic suspense, including “Daughters of the Lake,” “The Vanishing,” “The Fate of Mercy Alban,” “The Tale of Halcyon Crane” and “The End of Temperance Dare,” which has been optioned for both TV and film.

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Her books are sold worldwide and have been translated into seven languages. Dubbed “Queen of the Northern Gothic” by reviewers, Webb sets her stories on the windswept, rocky shores of the Great Lakes. She lives with a good dog in Minneapolis, where she is at work on her next novel.

For more information visit http://wendykwebb.com.

This presentation is sponsored by the Friends of the Brainerd Public Library through their volunteer and fundraising efforts. The Friends of the Brainerd Public Library are celebrating the 21st season of the Brown Bag Lunch author series with a lineup of award-winning Minnesota writers.

For more information, contact the library at 218-829-5574 or visit the Friends of the Brainerd Public Library’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Friendsofthebrainerdpubliclibrary.