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Julia Heaberlin

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Julia Heaberlin is the internationally bestselling author of Black-Eyed Susans as well as two other psychological thrillers, Lie Still and Playing Dead. She is an award-winning journalist who has worked at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Detroit News and The Dallas Morning News. She has edited numerous real-life murder mysteries, including a series on the perplexing and tragic deaths of girls buried in the Mexican desert. She lives with her husband and son in Texas where she is at work on her next novel.

Genres: Mystery
Julia Heaberlin recommends
Dear Amy (2016)
Helen Callaghan
"A terrific thriller. Delivers suspense, twists and smart writing."
The Book of Mirrors (2017)
E O Chirovici
"I loved this twisty mind game!"
Sirens (2017)
(Aidan Waits, book 1)
Joseph Knox
"Sirens immediately feels like a classic, not a debut . . . a book for every crime fan."
Blue Light Yokohama (2017)
(Inspector Iwata, book 1)
Nicolás Obregón
"A twisty, highly entertaining thriller that pulls us into the heart of an unconventional hero as he fights corruption in the gritty, glittering world of Tokyo."
The Stolen Child (2017)
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"Haunting and real... Sanjida Kay deftly explores dangerous, unthinkable questions as a mother fights an invisible force for the adopted child who is her own."
The Innocent Wife (2017)
Amy Lloyd
"If you're an addict of true crime documentaries, you will binge all night on The Innocent Wife. In this breathless, pounding ride, Amy Lloyd keeps us guessing about a convicted killer thrust into the world as innocent online hero and the woman who begins to reluctantly dig into his murky past."
Need to Know (2018)
Karen Cleveland
"First word to last, I needed to know! Karen Cleveland's spy thriller about a wife, mother and CIA analyst on the prowl for a Russian cell is a timely dance of intrigue and deception. There are two female heroes here . . . the author, an actual CIA analyst, and the terrific protagonist she creates. One of my favourite espionage thrillers in a long time."
Our Kind of Cruelty (2018)
Araminta Hall
"A taut, fascinating psychological thriller. Original and powerful. Be prepared for questions to linger in your head for a long time afterward."
Three Days Missing (2018)
Kimberly Belle
"Three Days Missing is a highly entertaining thriller with crisp writing, believable characters, and a plot that delivers... I almost swallowed this book in one sitting."
Fan Club (2021)
Erin Mayer
"Mayer lays bare the terrible destiny of a society obsessed with social media stalking and celebrity relationships."
Nanny Dearest (2021)
Flora Collins
"Nanny Dearest is not just an entertaining suspense novel but a therapeutic one for any adult who has faced disturbing holes in the family tree. Unsettling, compelling, elegantly paced--Flora Collins' debut is a slick, contemporary novel that explores the wispy, nagging memories of childhood, the dark side of relationships, and the unrelenting desire to be loved."

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