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Cold Waters

(2019)
(The first book in the Normal, Alabama series)
A novel by

 
 
An Amazon Charts and Washington Post bestseller.

From USA Today bestselling author Debbie Herbert comes a thrilling story of murder and madness set in the darkest corner of Alabama.

Everyone thinks fourteen-year-old Violet is a murderer. After a summer-night swim with her best friend, Ainsley, Violet is found confused, wandering in the forest—and Ainsley’s never seen again. But without a body, murder charges won’t stick, so Violet is sent away.

After more than a decade in a psychiatric ward, Violet returns to her broken-down hometown of Normal, Alabama, to claim her dead mother’s inheritance and help her overworked sister care for their unstable, alcoholic father. Violet, still haunted by that night eleven years ago, endures horrific flashbacks and twisted hallucinations while townsfolk spit accusations—and for all she knows, they’re right.

As the summer heats up, details of Ainsley’s fate appear like a beast’s wild eyes, watching in the darkness, and grim revelations about Violet’s family threaten to devour her. Already on the edge of madness, Violet must fight to keep her sanity long enough for the terrible truth to burst from the cold, dark waters.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Debbie Herbert's haunting language, gothic tone, and vivid portrayal of small-town southern life add layers to this intriguing mystery/suspense. I was hooked from the first word!" - Rita Herron

"Compelling story, filled with evocative description, deeply-drawn characters and heart-pounding drama." - Elle James

"Debbie Herbert delivers a fast-paced mystery, where nothing is quite what it seems. Family secrets and a cold-case murder are at the heart of her compelling novel, where the author masterfully paints the canvas of a sedate Southern town with intriguing characters and a crafty plot. Readers won't soon forget the chilling thrill of Cold Waters." - Laura Spinella

"A southern gothic mystery dripping with atmosphere. Cold Waters will leave you breathless." - Amanda Stevens

"Cold Waters is an unforgettable suspense story steeped in decaying old houses, dark family secrets and rumors in a small Southern town." - Leslie Tentler


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Used availability for Debbie Herbert's Cold Waters

Hardback Editions

May 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Cold Waters (Normal, Alabama)
Author(s): Debbie Herbert
ISBN: 1-5420-4248-8 / 978-1-5420-4248-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

May 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Cold Waters (Normal, Alabama)
Author(s): Debbie Herbert
ISBN: 1-5420-4250-X / 978-1-5420-4250-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

May 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Cold Waters
Author(s): Debbie Herbert
ISBN: 1-72136-719-5 / 978-1-72136-719-1
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


May 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: Cold Waters (Normal, Alabama)
Author(s): Debbie Herbert
ISBN: 1-72136-720-9 / 978-1-72136-720-7
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


May 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Cold Waters: Normal, Alabama, Book 1
Author(s): Debbie Herbert
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   


May 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Cold Waters: Normal, Alabama, Book 1
Author(s): Debbie Herbert
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Cold Waters: Normal, Alabama, Book 1
Author(s): Debbie Herbert
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Cold Waters: Normal, Alabama, Book 1
Author(s): Debbie Herbert
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Cold Waters (Normal, Alabama Book 1)
Author(s): Debbie Herbert
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU