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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
New Books
   Playing Dead (2012)
   Lie Still (2013)
   Black-Eyed Susans (2015)
   Paper Ghosts (2018)
   We Are All the Same in the Dark (2020)
   Night Will Find You (2023)
Julia Heaberlin recommends
I Did It For You (2023)
Amy Engel
"I love diving into an Amy Engel novel, and I Did It For You is no exception. If you're looking for an engrossing thriller, this one ticks off all the boxes: sleek writing, insight into the complexity of terrible crimes, and a plot that will keep you guessing and turning 'just one more page' late into the night."
The Things We Do to Our Friends (2023)
Heather Darwent
"One of the best suspense debuts I've read in years . . . Heather Darwent delivers one artful tease after another until you are completely lost in this labyrinth of clever women and obsessive friendship."
A Small Affair (2022)
Flora Collins
"Unsettling, compelling-a slick, contemporary novel that explores the dark side of relationships and the unrelenting desire to be loved."
Fan Club (2021)
Erin Mayer
"Mayer lays bare the terrible destiny of a society obsessed with social media stalking and celebrity relationships."
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."
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."

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