Young Man's Search for Donor Father Leads Him Down Dark Path in New Mystery Thriller

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Author Richard Osborn challenges morality of capital punishment in ‘The Day Always Comes’

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In author Richard Osborn’s new mystery thriller “The Day Always Comes” (published by Archway Publishing), a young man searching for his donor father is led down a dark path he never could have imagined. Osborn will be signing copies of his books at a local Barnes & Noble July 15th.

Mike Gibbons, who was conceived through artificial insemination, was only 4 when his single mother was killed in a car accident. Raised by his grandparents, he grows angry about not knowing his father’s identity. When he enlists in the Navy after graduation, he befriends Mary, who encourages Mike return to his boyhood hometown to search for his father, where he soon finds himself haunted by a local, unsolved murder case.

The story was in part inspired by a news story Osborn saw 30 years ago, about an innocent man released from death row: “A man was released from the state prison, having been on death row for 15 years. He was found innocent of a murder. … The (real) killer confessed on his deathbed,” Osborn explains. “I have never forgotten the accused man walking out of that gate of the prison to his family. My thought was, what if he had been executed?”

This level of uncertainty permeates the story – and the reader is left to wonder about the truth. Osborn adds, “I want them to think: Did he or didn’t he?” Wrapped within a murder mystery, the novel challenges ideas surrounding the morality of capital punishment, and whether the death penalty has a place in modern society.

“The Day Always Comes”
By Richard Osborn
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 200 pages | ISBN 9781480843998
E-Book | 200 pages | ISBN 9781480844001
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Richard Osborn is a veteran of the United States Navy. After earning a commercial pilot’s license from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, he flew for Northwest Airlines for 35 years, retiring as a 747-400 captain. At age 69, he returned to academia and earned a degree in creative writing from Augsburg College. Osborn lives with his wife in Edina, Minnesota. He is also the author of “Til Death Do Us Part.”

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