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Playing Dead

Playing Dead

Last 1 in stock
ISBN
9780571333479
Published
06/10/2016
9780571333479
Format
Paperback
Price
£7.99
Paperback
384

About the Book

‘Dear Tommie . . . I’ve spent most of my life searching for you. I believe you are my daughter.’

Just after her father’s death, Tommie receives a letter from a stranger. The woman claims that Tommie is her biological daughter, kidnapped as a baby over thirty years ago.

Then she is approached by a journalist who claims to know about her past. But can she trust him?

Unsure what to believe, Tommie sets out to discover the truth about her identity. As explosive secrets emerge, she realises it’s not just her life that’s in danger . . .

‘Dear Tommie . . . I’ve spent most of my life searching for you. I believe you are my daughter.’ Just after her father’s death, Tommie receives a letter from a stranger. The woman claims that Tommie is her biological daughter, kidnapped as a baby over thirty years ago. Then she is approached by a journalist who claims to know about her past. But can she trust him? Unsure what to believe, Tommie sets out to discover the truth about her identity. As explosive secrets emerge, she realises it’s not just her life that’s in danger . . .
  • Julia Heaberlin

    Julia Heaberlin is an award-winning journalist who has worked for such newspapers as the Fort Worth Star-Telegram,The Detroit News and The Dallas Morning News. She was inspired to write her first thriller, Playing Dead, after receiving a letter from a stranger who wondered if she was her daughter, who had been kidnapped years before. Julia lives in Texas near Dallas/Fort Worth with her journalist husband and a son. She is currently at work on her next novel.

“It's a great set-up, and the story unfolds with all of the complications and false leads and bursts of danger and brooding atmospherics one expects of a detective thriller.”
- Independent
“Heaberlin's impressive first novel ... Heaberlin constructs her plot like a seasoned writer, and fills it with memorable cahracters; but her debut's most striking feature is Tommie's narrative voice, which is so winning and vivacious.”
- The Sunday Times

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