Welcome to my author site. Here you'll find books that invite you to step outside the box, to see different perspectives, maybe even challenge your way of thinking. There are thrillers, crime thrillers and general fiction - but all of them with a unique twist. Enjoy!

New Release


L.I.N. "More human than A.I." is now released. 

The awaited sequel to THE OTHER and the 3rd book in the Out-Step Series.

A thrilling suspense novel. 

One person, Kaetlyn O'Sullivan, battles with her past, a past life that could reveal the means of saving Earth from an extinction event as global warming reaches a point of no return. 

The question is time - because the clock is running out on us. 

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About Réal Laplaine

Born and raised in Canada, I spent much of my career in the United States working in recruitment, management and as an organizational specialist. I currently live in Sweden, with my wife and two cats.

I pen a crime thriller novel series, as well as geopolitical thrillers (with a twist) - including my signature series, The Out-Step Novels, as well as some general fiction.

I created and oversee an initiative called BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, the ambassador of which is SEE ME NOT, a story about child sex trafficking. This initiative puts the spotlight on global human trafficking as a criminal institution. I provide copies of my book at no cost to NGOs, non-profits, schools and groups who want to spread the word.

I also created International Writers Inspiring Change (iWIC), to spotlight authors around the world.

I am an activist for human and animal rights.

That pretty much keeps me busy - oh, and yeah, I love binge-watching good television series and reading.