TOP 5 'sUnday Time's i>&#160;AND U'sA
TODAY i> Be'sT'sEller &bull;&#160; b>For fans
of Laura Lippman and Gillian Flynn comes an electrifying novel of
stunning psychological suspense.
&ldquo;My book of
the year so far . . . breathtakingly, heart-stoppingly
brilliant.&rdquo;&mdash;'sophie Hannah, New York Times i>
bestselling author of The Monogram Murders i> b>
the star of screaming headlines and campfire ghost stories.
i>&#160;I am one of the four Black-Eyed 'susans.&#160;The
lucky one. i>
As a sixteen-year-old, Tessa Cartwright was
found in a Texas field, barely alive amid a scattering of bones, with
only fragments of memory as to how she got there.
Ever since, the press has pursued her as the lone surviving
&ldquo;Black-Eyed 'susan,&rdquo; the nickname given to the
murder victims because of the yellow carpet of wildflowers that
flourished above their shared grave. Tessa&rsquo;s testimony about
those tragic hours put a man on death row.
Now, almost two
decades later, Tessa is an artist and single mother. In the desolate
cold of February, she is shocked to discover a freshly planted patch
of black-eyed susans&mdash;a summertime bloom&mdash;just outside
her bedroom window. Terrified at the implications&mdash;that she
sent the wrong man to prison and the real killer remains at
large&mdash;Tessa turns to the lawyers working to exonerate the man
awaiting execution. But the flowers alone are not proof enough, and
the forensic investigation of the still-unidentified bones is
progressing too slowly.
An innocent life hangs in the balance. The legal team appeals to
Tessa to undergo hypnosis to retrieve lost memories&mdash;and to
share the drawings she produced as part of an experimental therapy
shortly after her rescue.
What they don&rsquo;t know is
that Tessa and the scared, fragile girl she was have built a&#160;
fortress of secrets. As the clock ticks toward the execution, Tessa
fears for her sanity, but even more for the safety of her teenaged
daughter. Is a serial killer still roaming free, taunting Tessa with a
trail of clues? 'she has no choice but to confront old ghosts and
lingering nightmares to finally discover what really happened that
'shocking, intense, and utterly original, Black-Eyed
'susans i> is a dazzling psychological thriller, seamlessly weaving
past and present in a searing tale of a young woman whose harrowing
memories remain in a field of flowers&mdash;as a killer makes a
chilling return to his garden.
Praise for Black-Eyed
'susans i> b>
&ldquo;A masterful thriller that
shouldn&rsquo;t be missed . .
. brilliantly conceived, beautifully executed . . . [Julia]
Heaberlin&rsquo;s work calls to mind that of Gillian Flynn.
Both writers published impressive early novels that were largely
overlooked, and then one that couldn&rsquo;t be :Flynn&rsquo;s
Gone Girl i> and now Heaberlin&rsquo;s Black-Eyed 'susans
i>. Don&rsquo;t miss it.&rdquo;&mdash;The Washington
&ldquo;[A] gem of a novel . . . richly
textured, beautifully written .
. . Tension builds, and the plot twists feel earned as well as
genuinely surprising.&rdquo;&mdash;The i> Boston
Globe i> b>
&ldquo;A tense, slow-burning, beautifully
written novel of survival and hope. Highly
recommended.&rdquo;&mdash;William Landay, New York Times
i> bestselling author of Defending Jacob i> b>
&ldquo;Deliciously twisty and eerie, Heaberlin&rsquo;s third
psychological suspense novel is intricately layered and instantly
compelling.&rdquo;&mdash;Library Journal i> (starred
&ldquo;Brilliant . .
. a breakout book.&rdquo;&mdash;Fort Worth
'star-Telegram i> b>
From the Hardcover edition.
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