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Kathleen Barber was raised in Galesburg, Illinois. She graduated from the University of Illinois and Northwestern University School of Law, and previously practiced bankruptcy law at large firms in Chicago and New York. When she's not writing, Kathleen enjoys travelling the world with her husband.
January 2018 Debut of the MonthPoppy Parnell is an investigative journalist who digs into a case thirteen years old and produces a couple of podcasts. The first interviews the convicted murderer still claiming his innocence of killing a history professor. The second talks to the detective who was first on the scene and found twin sisters locked in a bedroom. We get the story through the eyes of one twin, now leading a new life with a new name. The media frenzy whipped up by the podcast exposes the vulnerable family with tragic consequences which does eventually allow some reconciliation but not for all. Simply written, highly addictive with the feel of a ‘young adult’ novel about it, this is a debut worth taking note of. Sarah Broadhurst
Soon to be a major TV series from Apple TV+ produced by Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine! Starring Oscar winner Octavia Spencer and Aaron Paul. Truth Be Told - formerly titled Are You Sleeping - is an addictive psychological thriller about a hit podcast that reopens a murder case and threatens to unravel the carefully constructed life of the victim's daughter. The only thing more dangerous than a lie . . . is the truth. Josie Buhrman has spent the last ten years trying to escape her family. Following her father's murder thirteen years before, her mother ran away to join a cult and her twin sister betrayed her in an unimaginable way, leaving Josie alone. Now, Josie finally has a happy new life in New York with her fiance, Caleb. The only problem is that she has lied to Caleb about every detail of her past - starting with her last name. When investigative reporter Poppy Parnell re-examines her father's case on her hit podcast Josie's world begins to unravel and then the unexpected death of her mother forces Josie to return home. Now she must confront the secrets from her past - and the lies on which she has staked her future.
Una novela de suspense psicologico con un gran gancho narrativo, Estas dormida? cautivara a los fans de The making of a murder y atraera a los lectores que buscan protagonistas femeninas fuertes.Las voces narradoras son las de la protagonista y la de la periodista que, sin que nadie se lo haya pedido, lleva nueva luz al brutal homicidio de su padre. El debut de Kathleen es una historia sobre perdidas, sobre lazos y secretos familiares y sobre la influencia de los medios.Josie lleva los ultimos 10 anos intentando escapar de la reputacion de su familia, y con razon: su padre fue asesinado, su madre se escapo para unirse a una secta, y su hermana gemela le robo a su novio del instituto. Josie por fin ha logrado echar raices en Nueva York, estableciendo una vida domestica con su pareja, Caleb. El unico problema es que ha mentido a Caleb sobre todos y cada uno de los detalles de su pasado.Cuando un podcast empieza a investigar el caso del asesinato de su padre, que lleva tantos anos cerrado, a Josie le angustia que su mundo pueda empezar a desmoronarse. Despues de que la muerte de la madre de Josie la obligue a regresar a su casa en el Midwest, tendra que enfrentarse a las relaciones sin resolver de su pasado, y a las mentiras sobre las que ha edificado su futuro. La periodista que produce el podcast es cada vez mas obstinada, y la hermana de Josie alcanza un punto de crisis emocional al revelarse por fin la verdad sobre el asesinato de su padre.
The only thing more dangerous than a lie . . . is the truth Josie Buhrman has spent the last ten years trying to escape her family's reputation and with good reason: her father was murdered, her mother ran away to join a cult, and her twin sister Lanie, once Josie's closest friend and confidant, betrayed her. Now, Josie has settled in New York with her boyfriend Caleb, and that's where she intends to stay. The only problem is that she has lied to Caleb about every detail of her past - starting with her last name. Then investigative reporter Poppy Parnell sets off a media firestorm with a hit podcast that reopens the case of her father's murder and Josie's carefully constructed world begins to unravel. She is forced to return to her hometown where she must confront the lies from her past - as well as those on which she has staked her future. A gripping debut psychological thriller for fans of Serial, Disclaimer and Luckiest Girl Alive.