May 24, 2024 7:00PM—8:30PM


Egg Harbor Library, Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St., Egg Harbor, WI 54209

Cost Free



Write On is pleased to co-sponsor with the Friends of Door County Library a reading and conversation with author Nick Petrie from his latest book, The Price You Pay. For more information, visit

About the book:

In this propulsive new thriller from the bestselling and award-winning author Nick Petrie, Peter Ash must follow his closest friend Lewis into the criminal underworld when secrets from the past threaten everything they hold dear.

Lewis has helped Peter Ash out of more trouble than he cares to remember. So Peter doesn’t hesitate when Lewis asks a favor in return. Lewis has left his criminal past behind, but a former associate may be in trouble, and he and Peter must drive into the teeth of a blizzard to find him. When they find blood in the snow and a smoldering cabin, both men know things are bad. Then they learn that someone has stolen notebooks full of incriminating secrets about Lewis’s long ago crimes, and realize the situation is much worse than they’d thought.

To save Lewis’s wife, Dinah, and her two boys, Lewis and Peter must find the notebooks. With June Cassidy, they begin the search—facing ruthless and violent foes at each turn, including one powerful person who will stop at nothing for revenge. Will Peter and Lewis be able to keep the dark past buried? Or will they need to step into the darkness to save the people they love most?

About the author:

Nick Petrie received his MFA in fiction from the University of Washington and won a Hopwood Award for short fiction while an undergraduate at the University of Michigan. His story “At the Laundromat” won the 2006 Short Story Contest in The Seattle Review, a national literary journal.

His first novel, The Drifter, won the ITW Thriller and Barry Awards, and was nominated for Edgar, Anthony, and Hammett Awards. He won the 2016 Literary Award from the Wisconsin Library Association and was named one of Apple’s 10 Writers to Read in 2017.  Light It Up was named the Best Thriller of 2018 by Apple Books. Both Light it Up and The Wild One were shortlisted for the Barry Award.

His books in the Peter Ash series are The Drifter, Burning Bright, Light It Up, Tear It Down, The Wild OneThe Breaker, and The Runaway. A husband and father, he has worked as a carpenter, remodeling contractor, and building inspector.  He lives in Milwaukee, where he is hard at work on the next Peter Ash novel.