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Julia Heaberlin

Biography

Julia Heaberlin

Julia Heaberlin is the author of the international bestseller BLACK-EYED SUSANS, PAPER GHOSTS and WE ARE ALL THE SAME IN THE DARK. Heaberlin’s psychological thrillers, all set in her home state, have sold to more than 20 countries. She is also the author of the critically acclaimed PLAYING DEAD and LIE STILL. As a journalist, she worked in features as an award-winning editor at The Detroit News, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and The Dallas Morning News, and has always been especially interested in true crime and how events play out years later. The Star-Telegram Life & Arts section was named one of the Top 10 sections in the country during her tenure as its editor. Heaberlin lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, where she is at work on her next novel.

Julia Heaberlin

Books by Julia Heaberlin

by Julia Heaberlin - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

It’s been a decade since Trumanell Branson disappeared, leaving only a bloody handprint behind. Her brother, Wyatt, was cleared of wrongdoing by the police, but he was tried and sentenced in the court of public opinion and is in a new documentary about the crime. When Wyatt finds a lost girl dumped in a field of dandelions, making silent wishes, he believes she is a sign. The town’s youngest cop, Odette Tucker, believes she is a catalyst that will ignite a seething town still waiting for its own missing girl to come home. But Odette can’t look away. She shares a wound that won’t close with the mute, one-eyed mystery girl. And she is haunted by her own history with the missing Tru.

by Julia Heaberlin - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

Years ago, her sister Rachel vanished. Now she is almost certain the man who took Rachel sits in the passenger seat beside her. He claims to have dementia and no memory of murdering girls across Texas in a string of places where he shot eerie pictures. To find the truth, she proposes a dangerous idea: a 10-day road trip with a possible serial killer to examine cold cases linked to his haunting photographs. Is he a liar or a broken old man? Is he a pathological con artist --- or is she? You won’t see the final, terrifying twist spinning your way until the very last mile.

by Julia Heaberlin - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

As a 16-year-old, Tessa Cartwright was found in a Texas field, barely alive with only fragments of memory as to how she got there. Ever since, the press has pursued her as the lone surviving “Black-Eyed Susan.” Her testimony about those tragic hours put a man on death row. Now, almost two decades later, Tessa is shocked to discover a freshly planted patch of black-eyed susans just outside her bedroom window. As the clock ticks toward the execution, Tessa fears for her sanity, but even more for the safety of her teenaged daughter.

written by Julia Heaberlin, read by Whitney Dykhouse, Eric G. Dove and Karen Peakes - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

As a 16-year-old, Tessa Cartwright was found in a Texas field, barely alive with only fragments of memory as to how she got there. Ever since, the press has pursued her as the lone surviving “Black-Eyed Susan.” Her testimony about those tragic hours put a man on death row. Now, almost two decades later, Tessa is shocked to discover a freshly planted patch of black-eyed susans just outside her bedroom window. As the clock ticks toward the execution, Tessa fears for her sanity, but even more for the safety of her teenaged daughter.

by Julia Heaberlin - Fiction, Psychological Suspense, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

When Emily and her husband move to the wealthy enclave of Clairmont, Texas, she hopes she can finally escape --- and outrun the stalker who has taunted her for years. But as she is drawn into a nest of secretive Texas women --- and into the company of their queen, Caroline Warwick --- Emily finds that acceptance is a very dangerous game. It isn’t long before Caroline mysteriously disappears and Emily is facing a rash of anonymous threats.