FOSSL Presents Author THOMAS MULLEN-Townsend Award Finalist

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FOSSL Presents Author THOMAS MULLEN-Townsend Award Finalist

Join Townsend Award Finalist THOMAS MULLEN as he celebrates his new book BLIND SPOTS. Presented by the Friends of the Sandy Springs Library.

By Friends of Sandy Springs Library in Partnership with Bookmiser

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Monday, July 24 · 6 - 7:30pm EDT


Sandy Springs Library 395 Mount Vernon Highway Northeast Sandy Springs, GA 30328

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket


Thomas Mullen is the internationally bestselling author of six previous novels, including Darktown, an NPR Best Book of 2016, which was shortlisted for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Southern Book Prize, the Indies Choice Book Award, and was nominated for or won prizes in France, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The follow-up, Lightning Men, was named one of the Top Ten Crime Novels of 2017 by The New York Times and was shortlisted for a CWA Dagger Award. His debut, The Last Town on Earth, was named Best Debut Novel of 2006 by USA Today and was awarded the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for excellence in historical fiction. He lives in Atlanta.


A riveting crime novel with a speculative edge about the ways our perceptions of reality can be manipulated.

Seven years ago, everyone in the world went blind in a matter of months. Technology helped people adjust to the new normal, creating a device that approximates vision, downloading visual data directly to people’s brains. But what happens when someone finds a way to hack it and change what people see?

Homicide detective Mark Owens has been on the force since before The Blinding. When a scientist is murdered, and the only witness insists the killer was blacked out of her vision, Owens doesn’t believe her―until a similar murder happens in front of him. With suspects ranging from tech billionaires to anti-modernity cultists―and with the bodies piling up―Owens must conduct an investigation in which he can’t even trust his own eyes.

Thomas Mullen, the acclaimed author of Darktown and The Last Town on Earth, delivers an unputdownable crime novel about one man's search for truth in a world of surveillance and disinformation that’s all too recognizable.

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