Paper Ghosts: The unputdownable chilling thriller from The Sunday Times bestselling author of Black Eyed Susans (Hardback)Julia Heaberlin (author)
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Carl Louis Feldman is an old man who was once a celebrated photographer. That was before he was tried for the murder of a young woman and acquitted. Before his admission to a care home for dementia. Now his daughter has come to see him, to take him on a trip.
Only she's not his daughter and, if she has her way, he's not coming back...Because Carl's past has finally caught up with him. The young woman driving the car is convinced her passenger is guilty, and that he's killed other young women. Including her sister Rachel. Now they're following the trail of his photographs, his clues, his alleged crimes. To see if he remembers any of it. Confesses to any of it. To discover what really happened to Rachel.
Has Carl truly forgotten what he did or is he just pretending? Perhaps he's guilty of nothing and she's the liar. Either way in driving him into the Texan wilderness she's taking a terrible risk. For if Carl really is a serial killer, she's alone in the most dangerous place of all . .
A very welcome return from the bestselling author of Black-Eyed Susans, Julia Heaberlin.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 242 x 157 x 32 mm
'Strong characterisation, haunting images and dark comedy make this travelogue-cum-psychological thriller well worth a read.' - The Guardian
'This book haunted me. Such a gripping exploration of obsession and loss: of those we love, but also our memories and sense of self. The writing is beautiful and chilling, laced with a subtle dark humour, and the multiple twists build to a perfect icy shiver of an ending. I loved it! ' - C J Tudor, bestselling author of The Chalk Man
'Utterly compelling . . . the writing is mesmeric' - Ali Land, Sunday Times bestselling author of Good Me Bad Me
Praise for Black-Eyed Susans:
'It's a terrific plot, matched by the quality of the writing and superbly paced tension' - The Times
'One of the classiest thrillers you'll read this year' - Charlotte Heathcote, The Express
'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
'Sophisticated, disturbing and with plenty of red herrings' - Woman and Home
'Black-Eyed Susans is a masterful thriller that shouldn't be missed . . . and in terms of suspense, characterizations and storytelling... is outstanding. 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
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