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Lie Still

Julia Heaberlin

The compulsive first novel from bestselling writer Julia Heaberlin is reissued with a commercial new look

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571333202
Date Published
29.12.2016
Delivery
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Summary

‘I never told anyone about the letters. It was another of my secrets, one that would . . . lead to places I don’t want to go again.’

When Emily and her husband move to Clairmont, Texas, they believe that it’s the perfect place to build a new life.

At a prestigious party, she meets a group of rich and influential housewives, but soon she begins to suspect that there is more to them than meets the eye.

Then local doyenne Caroline disappears and Emily receives a host of threatening letters. Is Emily’s troubled past coming back to haunt her, or is something sinister happening in this peaceful town?

Critic Reviews

'There's an underlying tension running through this psychological thriller that I found addictive. It was well set up, beautifully written and full of atmosphere . . . She knows how to plot and how to keep the reader guessing.'

Mari Hannah
Critic Reviews

'Lie Still is a potent blast of 21st-century Southern Gothic. Julia Heaberlin brings a poet's craft and conviction to her storytelling . . . She has captured the raw and dangerous Texan sunshine and sprinkled it liberally across the pages of her highly accomplished second thriller.'

Kate Rhodes
Critic Reviews

'Heaberlin expertly spins out a tale of lies and deceit that will keep the reader guessing.'

Publisher's Weekly
Critic Reviews

'Heaberlin's depiction of one tight-knit Texas community is both culturally savvy and politically astute. Her group of rich white women desperate to climb the social ladder is funny as well as sad . . . a carefully wrapped package of Texas soap opera, social and political expose, and well-paced thriller.'

Booklist
Critic Reviews

Heaberlin is something special, and clearly an author to whom close attention must be paid.

Barry Forshaw, Crime Time
JuliaHeaberlin

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…

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