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Publisher Description

A Texas map marked with three red dots like drops of blood. A serial killer who claims to have dementia. A mysterious young woman who wants answers. What could go wrong?

FINALIST FOR THE ITW THRILLER AWARD • “Fast and furious . . . You’ll never see what’s coming.”—The Washington Post

 
Years ago, her sister Rachel vanished. Now she is almost certain the man who took Rachel sits in the passenger seat beside her. He claims to have dementia and no memory of murdering girls across Texas in a string of places where he shot eerie pictures. To find the truth, she proposes a dangerous idea: a ten-day road trip with a possible serial killer to examine cold cases linked to his haunting photographs. Is he a liar or a broken old man? Is he a pathological con artist—or is she? You won’t see the final, terrifying twist spinning your way until the very last mile.
 
Praise for Paper Ghosts
 
Paper Ghosts is a riveting summer read that shows Texas in a powerfully intimate light.” The Austin Chronicle
 
“[An] artful and elegiac psychological thriller . . . riveting.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
“[Paper Ghosts] elevates the often tawdry genre of the serial killer novel to a work of art.”Sunday Express (UK)
  
“Texas has yet again bred a major American noir writer.”D Magazine
 
[Heaberlin has] developed a distinctive literary voice, one that is on full display in Paper Ghosts.”—Houston Chronicle
 
“Entertainingly unnerving.”The Dallas Morning News

“Strong characterisation, haunting images, a wonderful sense of place, and some dark comedy make this travelogue-cum-psychological thriller well worth the read.”The Guardian

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2018
May 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
13.7
MB

Customer Reviews

Readingbythesea ,

Paper Ghosts

The first book of hers I have read. It has everything you need if you like a story with surprises, suspense. Carl was very interesting, character has both mental and moral qualities, that sick fool.

AnnieLaurie66 ,

Audiobook Please! I loved Playing Dead!!!

Please make into an audiobook
I loved Playing Dead!

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