TEXAS LORE: The rural Texas setting is the perfect backdrop for Odette’s haunting discoveries; a place where brutal crimes can occur—and be erased.
ACCLAIMED AUTHOR: Heaberlin combines beautiful, lyrical prose with tense, thrilling psychological suspense for a read that will appeal to fans of Laura Lippman, Tana French, or Gillian Flynn. Her writing has been called “masterful” (The Washington Post), “brilliant” (Sophie Hannah), and “artful” (Publishers Weekly in a starred review). Paper Ghosts was a finalist for the ITW Thriller Award for Best Hardcover Novel.
Paper Ghosts has been sold to AMC for a limited television series.
CRITICAL ACCLAIM: Heaberlin’s Black-Eyed Susans was a USA Today bestseller and hit #2 on the Times of London bestseller list. It garnered rave reviews from The Times (UK), The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe. It was one of Good Housekeeping’s best books of the summer in 2016, as well as a Goodreads Book of the Month and a LibraryReads top ten pick. Paper Ghosts received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and other rave reviews from The Washington Post, The Guardian, Sunday Times (Thriller of the Month), and D Magazine (“Texas has yet again bred a major American noir writer.”)
“Tense, darkly atmospheric …Gracefully written, with characters that leap off the page and into your imagination, this takes your breath away with its sudden twists.”—Daily Mail
“We Are All the Same in the Dark succeeds because Heaberlin is working on three levels—offering a fast-paced thriller centered around Angel and a slow-burning mystery focused on Trumanell, while never losing sight of her characters’ humanity.”—Texas Monthly
“Elegant prose, headstrong heroines, and gorgeously wrought Texas atmosphere…a splendid ride with a jaw-dropper of a twist in the middle.”—NJ online
“The author of Black-Eyed Susans returns with an elegantly written tale, set in a world where women are vulnerable and men are dangerous, the finger of suspicion pointing at them all.”—Daily Express (UK)
“[Julia Heaberlin] once again brilliantly captures the atmosphere and rough beauty of a strange and divided state.”—CrimeReads
“Exceptional …After a devastating twist halfway through, the intense plot builds to an emotional finale. Heaberlin sensitively addresses issues of survival and vulnerability in this heart-wrenching gothic tale.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“One of my favorite reads of the year…[Heaberlin’s] beautiful prose propelled me through this spine-chilling novel….The book is absolutely mesmerizing.”—Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of The Weight of Silence
“I loved this book: gorgeous writing, interesting characters, a unique setting, and an unsettling, surprising mystery. Everyone needs to put this book on their to-be-read list right now!”—Amy Engel, bestselling author of The Familiar Dark
“A gripping, richly layered exploration of haunted souls in a haunted place…a story that keeps you guessing at every turn.”—Lou Berney, author of November Road
“One of the best standalone mysteries I’ve read in a while…thrilling and complex, with richly imagined characters who will break your heart even as they confront the monsters, real and imagined, that hide in the dark.”—Kathleen Kent, author of The Burn and the Edgar finalist The Dime
“Unsettling and atmospheric…tense and edgy…Julia Heaberlin holds you spellbound all the way to the emotional and devastating conclusion.”—Lesley Kara, internationally bestselling author of The Rumor
“An intense, intelligent thrill-ride of a book—undoubtedly the one I will be recommending all year.”—Elizabeth Haynes, New York Times bestselling author of Into the Darkest Corner
“Raw, stunning, both otherworldly and lapel-grabbing, this is the book to grab when you need something to grab you. Julia Heaberlin has written a tour de force.”—Rene Denfeld, bestselling author of The Child Finder and The Butterfly Girl
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