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Playing Dead

(2012)
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'Dear Tommie: Have you ever wondered about who you are?'

The perfume-scented letter that turns Tommie McCloud's world upside down arrives from a stranger only days after her father's death. The woman who wrote it claims that Tommie is her daughter - and that she was kidnapped as a baby thirty-one years ago.

Tommie wants to believe it's all a hoax, but suddenly a girl who grew up on a Texas ranch finds herself inextricably linked to a horrific past: the slaughter of a family in Chicago, the murder of an Oklahoma beauty queen, and the kidnapping of a little girl named Adriana. Tommie races along a twisting, nightmarish path while an unseen stalker is determined to keep old secrets locked inside the dementia-battered brain of the woman who Tommie always thought was her real mother. With everything she has ever believed in question, and no one she can trust, Tommie must discover the truth about the girl who vanished - and the very real threats that still remain.

A riveting debut novel from a thrilling new voice, Playing Dead is a mesmerizing story of family, identity, and secrets that can kill.

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

October 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Playing Dead
Author(s): Julia Heaberlin
ISBN: 0-571-33347-8 / 978-0-571-33347-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Playing Dead
Author(s): Julia Heaberlin
ISBN: 0-571-28768-9 / 978-0-571-28768-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber Crime
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May 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Playing Dead: A Novel
Author(s): Julia Heaberlin
ISBN: 0-345-52701-1 / 978-0-345-52701-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Audio Editions

August 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Playing Dead
Author(s): Julia Heaberlin
ISBN: 1-72132-214-0 / 978-1-72132-214-5
Publisher: Blackstone on Brilliance Audio
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June 2017 : UK Audio CD

Title: Playing Dead
Author(s): Julia Heaberlin
ISBN: 1-4450-6608-4 / 978-1-4450-6608-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2017 : UK Audio CD

Title: Playing Dead
Author(s): Julia Heaberlin
ISBN: 1-4450-6609-2 / 978-1-4450-6609-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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June 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Playing Dead
Author(s): Julia Heaberlin
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd
Availability: Amazon   


June 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Playing Dead
Author(s): Julia Heaberlin
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd
Availability: Amazon AU   


June 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Playing Dead
Author(s): Julia Heaberlin
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


December 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Playing Dead: A Novel
Author(s): Julia Heaberlin
ISBN: 1-62064-271-9 / 978-1-62064-271-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: AudioGO
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2012 : USA Audio CD

Title: Playing Dead Lib/E: A Novel of Suspense
Author(s): Julia Heaberlin
ISBN: 0-7927-8695-5 / 978-0-7927-8695-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Playing Dead: A Novel
Author(s): Julia Heaberlin
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


June 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Playing Dead: A Novel
Author(s): Julia Heaberlin
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

June 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Playing Dead
Author(s): Julia Heaberlin
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


May 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Playing Dead: A Novel
Author(s): Julia Heaberlin
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA