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Black-Eyed Susans

(2015)
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**THE TOP 5 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER**

'My book of the year so far. Breathtakingly, heart-stoppingly brilliant' Sophie Hannah, internationally bestselling author of The Narrow Bed

A chilling new thriller that gets into the heart and mind of the killer, and the victim . . .
Seventeen-year-old Tessa, dubbed a 'Black-Eyed Susan' by the media, became famous for being the only victim to survive the vicious attack of a serial killer. Her testimony helped to put a dangerous criminal behind bars - or so she thought.
Now, decades later the black-eyed susans planted outside Tessa's bedroom window seem to be a message from a killer who should be safely in prison.
Haunted by fragmented memories of the night she was attacked and terrified for her own teenage daughter's safety, can Tessa uncover the truth about the killer before it's too late?

Praise for Black-Eyed Susans

'It's a terrific plot, matched by the quality of the writing and superbly paced tension' The Times Book of the Month

'Black Eyed Susans is a compelling read, especially for Serial fans' Cosmopolitan

'Creepy and compelling, Black-Eyed Susans is a shadowy and crooked journey to a very dark place indeed, a twisty fairytale that deceives you just when you think you've cracked it and a thriller to make you remember why you love thrillers. Don't miss it' Observer, Thriller of the Month

'One of the classiest thrillers you'll read this year' Charlotte Heathcote of Daily Express and Sunday Express

'Mesmerising . . . In a crowded field, Heaberlin is something special, and clearly an author to whom close attention must be paid' Barry Forshaw, Crime Time

'About as good an example of Grip Lit as you could read' Sunday Independent

'Sophisticated, disturbing and with plenty of red herrings' Woman and Home

'We can't remember the last time a thriller burrowed under our skin like this. Sparkling characters, authentic emotion, and an unpredictable plot makes this a terrific read from start to end' iBooks, Books of the Month

'The assured telling of this chiller combines to create a very modern Gothic horror that will keep you up way past your bedtime' Sunday Mirror

'A sophisticated take on the serial killer novel' Good Housekeeping

'Black Eyed Susans is haunting, intense and original - it'll keep you guessing till the last page' Closer

'A masterful thriller that shouldn't be missed. Heaberlin's work calls to mind that of Gillian Flynn. Both writers published impressive early novels that were largely overlooked, and then one that couldn't be: Flynn's Gone Girl and now Heaberlin's Black-Eyed Susans. Don't miss it' Washington Post

'A fascinating, twisted book' Koethi Zan, author of Richard and Judy-selected THE NEVER LIST

'This is a deftly organised, impeccably paced psychological suspense thriller that nods to Daphne du Maurier and, like all Heaberlin's fiction, boasts purr-inducing prose ' Sunday Times, Culture Magazine

'Tense, pacy and compelling, Black-Eyed Susans is a taut psychological thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Julia Haeberlin masterfully ramps up the suspense gradually, building to an explosive denouement that you won't see coming. Quite simply, the best thriller you'll read this year - perhaps decade. Miss it at your peril' Keep Calm and Read a Book Reviews

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"The spectacularly dark and twisty story of what happened to one young Texas girl, and the ghosts who refuse to let her rest. I didn’t want it to end—but I couldn’t put it down." - Carla Buckley

"Utterly riveting and relentlessly creepy, Black-Eyed Susans will keep you up into the late hours turning pages and checking your locks." - Deb Caletti

"A spellbinding tale, at once both completely believable and utterly suspenseful—and once you reach the novel’s perfect ending, you will want to read it again." - David R Dow

"My book of the year so far. Breathtakingly, heart-stoppingly brilliant." - Sophie Hannah

"A tense, slow-burning, beautifully written novel of survival and hope. Highly recommended." - William Landay

"This twisted tale is disturbing in the best way, rife with suspense and rich in eerie detail. I would recommend Black-Eyed Susans to anyone who enjoys psychological thrillers—it’s a deeply creepy page-turner that you won’t want to put down." - Laura McHugh

"A twisted tale of how evil makes its mark, Black-Eyed Susans winds a net around the reader, shifting time, perspective, and events until the only sure thing is the pulsing question at the heart of this novel: What happens when a ruthless predator leaves one of his victims alive?" - Jenny Milchman


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February 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Black-Eyed Susans: A Novel of Suspense (Thorndike Press Large Print Peer Picks)
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Title: Black-Eyed Susans
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Title: Black-Eyed Susans: A Novel of Suspense
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Title: Black-Eyed Susans (Penguin Picks)
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Title: Black-Eyed Susans
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : UK Audio CD

Title: Black-Eyed Susans
Author(s): Julia Heaberlin
ISBN: 1-4450-5909-6 / 978-1-4450-5909-9 (UK edition)
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May 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Black-Eyed Susans: A Novel of Suspense
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Title: Black-Eyed Susans
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Title: Black Eyed Susans
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Title: Black Eyed Susans
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August 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Black Eyed Susans
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August 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Black-Eyed Susans: A Novel of Suspense
Author(s): Julia Heaberlin
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Title: Black-Eyed Susans: A Novel of Suspense
Author(s): Julia Heaberlin
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Title: Black-Eyed Susans
Author(s): Julia Heaberlin
ISBN: 1-5012-3741-1 / 978-1-5012-3741-6 (USA edition)
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August 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Black-Eyed Susans: A Novel of Suspense
Author(s): Julia Heaberlin
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Title: Black-Eyed Susans: A Novel of Suspense
Author(s): Julia Heaberlin
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Title: Black-Eyed Susans: A Novel of Suspense
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