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Playing Dead Kindle Edition

4.2 out of 5 stars 282 ratings

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Length: 352 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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A terrific debut...Like the chicken-fried steak that its characters love, Playing Dead combines Texas and noir in unexpectedly wonderful ways, with a refreshingly real heroine and a plot that moves and twists with the unpredictability of a rodeo bull.

-- "Susanna Kearsley, New York Times bestselling author"

As Heaberlin leads the reader through several complex threads, her fast-paced narrative rarely flags.

-- "Detroit News"

I loved Playing Dead from cover to cover-pulled me in and wouldn't let me go until I finished in the wee morning hours. Best fiction I've read in a very, very long time.

-- "Taylor Stevens, New York Times bestselling author"

Impressive...her debut's most striking feature is Tommie's narrative voice, which is so winning and vivacious.

-- "Sunday Times (London)"

Julia Heaberlin's Playing Dead is a wonderfully suspenseful debut. Heroine Tommie McCloud is scrappy, sassy and has a heart as big as her home state of Texas.

-- "Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author "

Tommie is a smart, sassy, loving, and doggedly persistent narrator in this fast-moving mystery that occasionally tugs at the heartstrings. A promising debut.

-- "Booklist"

Tommie McCloud is the kind of character that every female reader ends up wanting as a sister of best friend-a friend of passionate loyalties, a no-nonsense woman who doesn't possess the insincerity gene, a not-too-girly Texas spitfire...feverishly compelling...Heaberlin tells the story with whip-smart dialogue, an insistent pace and keen wit; it's irresistible enough that I sped through all three hundred-plus pages in one sitting.

-- "Dallas Morning News" --This text refers to the audioCD edition.

About the Author

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. Her second book, Lie Still is published in September 2013. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0085KSUAY
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Faber & Faber; Main edition (5 June 2012)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 912 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 352 pages
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