Julia Heaberlin is the author of the international bestseller BLACK-EYED SUSANS and the upcoming PAPER GHOSTS, which will be released in the U.S. and the UK in April 2018. Julia describes PAPER GHOSTS as a creepy road trip across Texas with an old man who claims dementia and a young woman hunting very personal answers to a series of cold cases to which he is linked. Julia's books, which have sold to more than seventeen countries, include two other psychological thrillers set in Texas, PLAYING DEAD and LIE STILL. She still considers herself a journalist and has long held an interest in true crime. Before writing novels, she was an award-winning editor for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Detroit News, and The Dallas Morning News. (Almost) a native Texan, Heaberlin lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth area where she is at work on her next novel.
Seventeen-year-old Tessa, dubbed a 'Black-Eyed Susan' by the media, became famous for being the only victim to survive the vicious attack of a serial killer. Her testimony helped to put a dangerous criminal behind bars - or so she thought. Now, decades later, the case has been reopened and the black-eyed Susans planted outside Tessa's bedroom window seem to be a message from a killer who should be safely in prison. Tessa agrees to help with the investigation, but she is haunted by fragmented memories of the night she was attacked and terrified for her own teenage daughter's safety. Can she unlock the truth about the killer before it's too late?