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Are You Sleeping

(2017)
(Truth Be Told)
A novel by

 
 
Serial meets Ruth Ware’s In A Dark, Dark Wood in this inventive and twisty psychological thriller about a mega-hit podcast that reopens a murder case and threatens to unravel the carefully constructed life of the victim’s daughter—now a major Apple TV+ series starring Octavia Spencer and Aaron Paul, produced by Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine!

The only thing more dangerous than a lie…is the truth.

Josie Buhrman has spent the last ten years trying to escape her family and with good reason. After her father’s murder thirteen years prior, her mother ran away to join a cult and her twin sister Lanie, once Josie’s closest friend and confidant, betrayed her in an unimaginable way. Now, Josie has finally put down roots in New York, settling into domestic life with her partner Caleb, and that’s where she intends to stay.

The only problem is that she has lied to Caleb about every detail of her past—starting with her last name.

When investigative reporter Poppy Parnell sets off a media firestorm with a megahit podcast that reopens the long-closed case of Josie’s father’s murder, questioning whether the wrong person may be behind bars, Josie’s world begins to unravel. Meanwhile, the unexpected death of Josie’s long-absent mother forces her to return to her Midwestern hometown where she must confront the demons from her past—and the lies on which she has staked her future.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"If you like twisty psychological thrillers, this is your book." - J T Ellison

"Beautifully and sympathetically written, ARE YOU SLEEPING? is a murder whodunit, a social commentary, and an exploration of sisterly bonds all in one." - Kate Moretti

"Are You Sleeping will more than likely keep you up all night as this most compelling suspenseful novel unfolds. A classic whodunnit gets a very clever modern treatment that left this reader's heart racing right up to the last page." - Liz Nugent


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Used availability for Kathleen Barber's Are You Sleeping

Hardback Editions

November 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Are You Sleeping (Thorndike Press Large Print Peer Picks)
Author(s): Kathleen Barber
ISBN: 1-4328-5952-8 / 978-1-4328-5952-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


August 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Are You Sleeping
Author(s): Kathleen Barber
ISBN: 1-5098-4302-7 / 978-1-5098-4302-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


August 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Are You Sleeping: A Novel
Author(s): Kathleen Barber
ISBN: 1-5011-5766-3 / 978-1-5011-5766-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
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Paperback Editions

December 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Truth Be Told
Author(s): Kathleen Barber
ISBN: 1-5290-4207-0 / 978-1-5290-4207-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


November 2019 : Paperback
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Title: Truth Be Told
Author(s): Kathleen Barber
ISBN: 1-982140-67-4 / 978-1-982140-67-0
Publisher: Gallery Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


March 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Are You Sleeping: A Novel
Author(s): Kathleen Barber
ISBN: 1-5011-5768-X / 978-1-5011-5768-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Are You Sleeping
Author(s): Kathleen Barber
ISBN: 1-5098-4300-0 / 978-1-5098-4300-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pan
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


August 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Are You Sleeping
Author(s): Kathleen Barber
ISBN: 1-5098-4298-5 / 978-1-5098-4298-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

December 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Truth Be Told
Author(s): Kathleen Barber
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon   


December 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Truth Be Told
Author(s): Kathleen Barber
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


December 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Truth Be Told
Author(s): Kathleen Barber
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Are You Sleeping
Author(s): Kathleen Barber
ISBN: 1-5098-6983-2 / 978-1-5098-6983-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


September 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Are You Sleeping
Author(s): Kathleen Barber
ISBN: 1-5098-6984-0 / 978-1-5098-6984-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Truth Be Told: A Novel
Author(s): Kathleen Barber
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   


August 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Truth Be Told: A Novel
Author(s): Kathleen Barber
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

December 2019 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Truth Be Told
Author(s): Kathleen Barber
Publisher: Pan
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2017 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Truth be Told
Author(s): Kathleen Barber
Publisher: Macmillan
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Truth Be Told: A Novel
Author(s): Kathleen Barber
Publisher: Gallery Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA