A gripping thriller about a man who may or may not have
dementia&mdash;and who may or may not be a serial
killer&mdash;from a master of twists and turns, in the tradition of
Laura Lippman and Gillian Flynn b>
An obsessive young woman
has been waiting half her life&mdash;since she was twelve years
old&mdash;for this moment. 'she has planned. Researched. Trained.
Imagined every scenario. Now she is almost certain the man who
kidnapped and murdered her sister sits in the passenger seat beside
Carl Louis Feldman is a documentary photographer. The
young woman claims to be his long-lost daughter.&#160;He
doesn&rsquo;t believe her. He claims no memory of murdering girls
across Texas, in a string of places where he shot eerie pictures. 'she
doesn&rsquo;t believe him.
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Determined to find the truth, she lures him out
of a halfway house and proposes a dangerous idea :a ten-day road trip,
just the two of them, to examine cold cases linked to his haunting
Is he a liar or a broken old man? Is he a
pathological con artist? Or is she? Julia Heaberlin once again swerves
the serial killer genre in a new direction.
With taut, captivating prose, Heaberlin deftly explores the
ghosts that live in our minds&mdash;and the ones that stare back
from photographs. You won&rsquo;t see the final, terrifying twist
spinning your way until the very last mile.
Black-Eyed 'susans i> b>
&ldquo;A masterful thriller
. . . 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 Post i> b>
&ldquo;[A] gem of a novel .
. . richly textured, beautifully written . . .
The plot twists feel earned as well as genuinely
surprising.&rdquo;&mdash;The i> Boston Globe i>
&ldquo;A tense, slow-burning, beautifully written novel
of survival and hope.&rdquo;&mdash;William Landay, New
York Times i> bestselling author of Defending Jacob i>
&ldquo;Deliciously twisty and eerie,
Heaberlin&rsquo;s third psychological suspense novel is intricately
layered and instantly compelling.&rdquo;&mdash;Library
Journal i> (starred review) b>
book.&rdquo;&mdash;Fort Worth 'star-Telegram i>
brilliant.&rdquo;&mdash;'sophie Hannah, New York Times
i> bestselling author of The Monogram Murders i> b>
&ldquo;A terrific plot, matched by the quality of the writing and
superbly paced tension.&rdquo;&mdash;The Times i>
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