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Lie Still

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In the tradition of Lisa Unger s "Beautiful Lies" and Nancy Pickard s "The Scent of Rain and Lightning "comes a twisting, riveting novel of shifting trust and shattered lives. "Lie Still" delves deep into the heart of an opulent Southern town, where gossip is currency and secrets kill. When Emily Page and her husband move from Manhattan to the wealthy enclave of Clairmont, Texas, she hopes she can finally escape her haunted past and outrun the nameless stalker who has been taunting her for years. Pregnant with her first child, Emily just wants to start over. But as she is drawn into a nest of secretive Texas women and into the unnerving 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. Are they linked to the missing Caroline? Or to Emily s terrifying encounter in college, years earlier? As the dark truth about Caroline emerges, Emily realizes that some secrets are impossible to hide and that whoever came for Caroline is now coming for her. Praise for "Lie Still" "" In this engrossing novel of suspense . . . [Heaberlin] expertly spins out a tale of lies and deceit that will keep the reader guessing. "Publishers Weekly" "" Heaberlin s depiction of one tight-knit Texas community is both culturally savvy and politically astute. . . . A carefully wrapped package of Texas soap opera, social and political expose, and well-paced thriller. "Booklist" "" Heaberlin combines a culturally pertinent suspense story (the plot revolves around the main character s struggles with the repercussions of an unreported date rape) with satirical observations about Texas moneyed suburban elite. "The New York Times" "" "Lie Still" mixes serious discussion about the last frontier in crime with a twisty-turny mystery plot and a cast of eccentric characters. "Fort Worth Star-Telegram" "" Reading a book by Julia Heaberlin is like hearing your best friend tell you a particularly thorny story, filled with secrets and intrigue and human hopes and failures. "Lie Still" is a book you want to curl up with for a good long while but, more important, Julia Heaberlin is an author you want to get to know. Jenny Milchman Julia Heaberlin weaves an intricate tapestry of secrets and suspense, lies and betrayals that kept me reading late into the night. "Lie Still" is a thriller par excellence and a page-turner, true but it s also a moving story of one woman s unlikely path toward healing, and another s lifelong search for redemption. I challenge you to visit Claremont, Texas where nothing is quite as it seems and no one is quite who they claim and leave unchanged. Emily Colin "" Julia Heaberlin deceives the reader in the most deliciously chilling way in "Lie Still" With gorgeous prose and sterling character work, she takes us on a deeply felt and wonderfully composed thrill ride. Layer after layer of secrets, longing, and deception is peeled away and we begin to dread the twisted kernel at the heart, never guessing what Heaberlin has in store for us. Sophie Littlefield, bestselling author of"Garden of Stones""show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 367 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 25.4mm | 294.83g
  • Bantam
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0345527046
  • 9780345527042
  • 1,422,010

Review quote

"In this engrossing novel of suspense . . . [Heaberlin] expertly spins out a tale of lies and deceit that will keep the reader guessing."--"Publishers Weekly" " " "Heaberlin's depiction of one tight-knit Texas community is both culturally savvy and politically astute. . . . A carefully wrapped package of Texas soap opera, social and political exposE, and well-paced thriller."--"Booklist" " " "Heaberlin combines a culturally pertinent suspense story (the plot revolves around the main character's struggles with the repercussions of an unreported date rape) with satirical observations about Texas' moneyed suburban elite."--"The New York Times" " " ""Lie Still" mixes serious discussion about 'the last frontier in crime' with a twisty-turny mystery plot and a cast of eccentric characters."--"Fort Worth Star-Telegram" " " "Reading a book by Julia Heaberlin is like hearing your best friend tell you a particularly thorny story, filled with secrets and intrigue and human hopes and failures. "Lie Still" is a book you want to curl up with for a good long while but, more important, Julia Heaberlin is an author you want to get to know."--Jenny Milchman "Julia Heaberlin weaves an intricate tapestry of secrets and suspense, lies and betrayals that kept me reading late into the night. "Lie Still" is a thriller par excellence and a page-turner, true--but it's also a moving story of one woman's unlikely path toward healing, and another's lifelong search for redemption. I challenge you to visit Claremont, Texas--where nothing is quite as it seems and no one is quite who they claim--and leave unchanged."--Emily Colin "Julia Heaberlin deceives the reader in the most deliciously chilling way in "Lie Still" With gorgeous prose and sterling character work, she takes us on a deeply felt and wonderfully composed thrill ride. Layer after layer of secrets, longing, and deception is peeled away and we begin to dread the twisted kernel at the heart, never guessing what Heaberlin has in store for us."--Sophie Littlefield, bestselling author of "Garden of Stones" "Packed with larger-than-life characters, twisty and dangerous secrets, and a captivating heroine you can't help but root for as the stakes skyrocket and her own terrifying past roars back to claim her."--Carla Buckley, author of "The Things That Keep Us Here " "Mix a pregnant New Yorker with a big secret, an aging Southern belle who collects secrets like recipes, an ex-pageant queen, several plastic surgery victims, and a maid with an eye for revenge. Set in an upscale Texas community, and leaven with just the right amount of humor. I thoroughly enjoyed the result: a page-turning Texas gothic."--Lisa Brackmann, author of "Getaway"show more

About Julia Heaberlin

Julia Heaberlin is the author of "Black-Eyed Susans, 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 grew up in Texas and lives with her family near Dallas/Fort Worth, where she is at work on her next novel of psychological suspense.show more

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1,786 ratings
3.63 out of 5 stars
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4 40% (718)
3 30% (536)
2 9% (165)
1 2% (38)
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