Paper Ghosts: A Novel of Suspense
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Paper Ghosts: A Novel of Suspense

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Author: Heaberlin, Julia

Number Of Pages: 368

Release Date: 15-05-2018

Details: Product Description A Texas map marked with three red dots like drops of blood. A serial killer who claims to have dementia. A mysterious young woman who wants answers. What could go wrong? FINALIST FOR THE ITW THRILLER AWARD • “Fast and furious . . . You’ll never see what’s coming.”—The Washington Post   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 ten-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.   Praise for Paper Ghosts   “ Paper Ghosts is a riveting summer read that shows Texas in a powerfully intimate light.” —The Austin Chronicle   “[An] artful and elegiac psychological thriller . . . riveting.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)   “[ Paper Ghosts] elevates the often tawdry genre of the serial killer novel to a work of art.” —Sunday Express (UK)    “Texas has yet again bred a major American noir writer.” —D Magazine   “[Heaberlin has] developed a distinctive literary voice, one that is on full display in  Paper Ghosts.” —Houston Chronicle   “Entertainingly unnerving.” —The Dallas Morning News “Strong characterisation, haunting images, a wonderful sense of place, and some dark comedy make this travelogue-cum-psychological thriller well worth the read.” —The Guardian Review “You’ll enjoy the journey and all its macabre side trips. You’ll love the travel commentary written in Heaberlin’s lean, muscular prose. . . . Signposts along the way warn of angst, secrets and deadly plot twists, but you’ll never see what’s coming. You’ll step out of this fictional vehicle feeling like you’ve been T-boned by an 18-wheeler.” —The Washington Post “A rich hybrid work that’s at once a zany, dialogue-propelled two-hander, a murder mystery, a road novel, a pair of psychological case studies and a meditation on photography. It would make a fine indie movie, although screen adaptation would entail sacrificing Heaberlin’s evocative prose.” —The Sunday Times (UK), Thriller of the Month “I kept thinking of [Patricia] Highsmith while reading  Paper Ghosts. . . . Heaberlin anchors her books with troubled but endearingly badass women. . . . Like Highsmith, Heaberlin displays a keen grasp of casual cruelty that defines human interaction, not to mention a flair for stories in which no one—least of all the protagonist—can be trusted. . . . Texas has yet again bred a major American noir writer.” —D Magazine “[An] artful and elegiac psychological thriller . . . Heaberlin brilliantly combines travelogue with a heartbreaking portrait of the damage done by childhood. . . . [She] wields words like weapons, with each one chosen to heighten tension, underscore emotion, or foreshadow doom.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Entertainingly unnerving.” —The Dallas Morning News “Strong characterisation, haunting images, a wonderful sense of place, and some dark comedy make this travelogue-cum-psychological thriller well worth the read.” —The Guardian “ Paper Ghosts is a riveting summer read that shows Texas in a powerfully intimate light.” —The Austin Chronicle “The emotion is amazing. The scenes and characters are both so strong and so believable. . . . Get ready to be terrified!” —Suspense Magazine “Heaberlin’s spot-on depiction of mental anguish, her careful creation of characters who are mean and troubled yet compelling, and an unexpected twist at the end make this a winner.” —Booklist “Heaberlin’s works beautifully evoke the texture and landscape of the state of Texas while acknowledging the ambivalence and occasional menace that underlies the sublime beauty of t

EAN: 9780804178020

Languages: English

Binding: Hardcover

Item Condition: New