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A riveting debut novel from a thrilling new voice, Playing Dead is a mesmerizing story of family, identity and secrets that can kill. The Letter: A few weeks after her father's death, Tommie McCloud receives a letter in the post from a stranger. The woman claims that Tommie is her biological daughter, kidnapped from her as a baby over thirty years ago. The Lies: Tommie is approached by journalist Jack Smith, who claims to know about her past. But is he really who he says he is?

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Playing Dead by Julia Heaberlin

The Truth: Not sure who to trust or what to believe, Tommie sets out to discover the truth about her identity and in doing so uncovers explosive secrets that threaten not only her life, but also the lives of those she holds dear. A riveting debut novel from a thrilling new voice, PLAYING DEAD is a mesmerizing story of family, identity and secrets that can kill.

About the Author

Julia Heaberlin

Julia Heaberlin is an award-winning journalist who has worked for such newspapers as the Fort Worth Star-Telegram,The Detroit News and The Dallas Morning News. She was inspired to write her first thriller, Playing Dead, after receiving a letter from a stranger who wondered if she was her daughter, who had been kidnapped years before. Julia lives in Texas near Dallas/Fort Worth with her journalist husband and a son.

Author photo © Jill Johnson

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Publication date

6th October 2016


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Faber & Faber


384 pages


Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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