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Lie still : a novel

by Heaberlin, Julia,

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
Location Collection Call #
Northern Tier Regional Library Fiction FIC HEABE
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  FIC HEABE
Penn Hills Library Fiction HEA
Location  Penn Hills Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  HEA
Upper St. Clair Township Library Thriller Fiction THRILLER HEABERLIN Julia
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  Thriller Fiction
Wilkinsburg Public Library Fiction FIC HEA
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  FIC HEA
In the tradition of Lisa Unger's Beautiful Lies and Nancy Pickard's The Scent of Rain and Lightning comes a twisting, riveting novel of shifting trust and shattered lives. Lie Still delves deep into the heart of an opulent Southern town, where gossip is currency and secrets kill.

When Emily Page and her husband move from Manhattan to the wealthy enclave of Clairmont, Texas, she hopes she can finally escape her haunted past--and outrun the nameless stalker who has been taunting her for years. Pregnant with her first child, Emily just wants to start over. But as she is drawn into a nest of secretive Texas women--and into the unnerving company of their queen, Caroline Warwick--Emily finds that acceptance is a very dangerous game.

It isn't long before Caroline mysteriously disappears and Emily is facing a rash of anonymous threats. Are they linked to the missing Caroline? Or to Emily's terrifying encounter in college, years earlier? As the dark truth about Caroline emerges, Emily realizes that some secrets are impossible to hide--and that whoever came for Caroline is now coming for her.

Praise for Lie Still

"In this engrossing novel of suspense . . . [Heaberlin] expertly spins out a tale of lies and deceit that will keep the reader guessing." -- Publishers Weekly

"Heaberlin's depiction of one tight-knit Texas community is both culturally savvy and politically astute. . . . A carefully wrapped package of Texas soap opera, social and political expos#65533;, and well-paced thriller." -- Booklist

"Heaberlin combines a culturally pertinent suspense story (the plot revolves around the main character's struggles with the repercussions of an unreported date rape) with satirical observations about Texas' moneyed suburban elite." -- The New York Times

" Lie Still mixes serious discussion about 'the last frontier in crime' with a twisty-turny mystery plot and a cast of eccentric characters." -- Fort Worth Star-Telegram

"Reading a book by Julia Heaberlin is like hearing your best friend tell you a particularly thorny story, filled with secrets and intrigue and human hopes and failures. Lie Still is a book you want to curl up with for a good long while but, more important, Julia Heaberlin is an author you want to get to know." --Jenny Milchman

"Julia Heaberlin weaves an intricate tapestry of secrets and suspense, lies and betrayals that kept me reading late into the night. Lie Still is a thriller par excellence and a page-turner, true--but it's also a moving story of one woman's unlikely path toward healing, and another's lifelong search for redemption. I challenge you to visit Claremont, Texas--where nothing is quite as it seems and no one is quite who they claim--and leave unchanged." --Emily Colin

"Julia Heaberlin deceives the reader in the most deliciously chilling way in Lie Still : With gorgeous prose and sterling character work, she takes us on a deeply felt and wonderfully composed thrill ride. Layer after layer of secrets, longing, and deception is peeled away and we begin to dread the twisted kernel at the heart, never guessing what Heaberlin has in store for us." --Sophie Littlefield , bestselling author of Garden of Stones
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Emily Page and her husband, Michael, have left New York City for Clairmont, Texas, where Michael will be the new chief of police. But Emily's dream of a small-town life with a fresh new start is shattered when she attempts to settle in among a group of wealthy southern women with time on their hands and mischief and mayhem on their minds. When the group's leader, Caroline Warwick, suddenly disappears, the group's web of secrets begins to unravel. Emily's growing involvement in the search for the missing woman brings up memories from her own troubled past, prompting Emily to wonder whether her troubles have followed her to Clairmont and whether they could possibly play a role in Caroline's disappearance. Heaberlin's depiction of one tight-knit Texas community is both culturally savvy and politically astute. Her group of rich white women desperate to climb the social ladder is funny as well as sad when shown alongside the racism that engulfs the town's Hispanic population. A carefully wrapped package of Texas soap opera, social and political expose, and well-paced thriller.--Gladstein, Carol Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this engrossing novel of suspense, Emily Page, pregnant with her first child, and her husband, Mike, leave New York City for Clairmont, Tex., a wealthy community where Mike has secured a job as the new police chief. After receiving newspaper clippings detailing the murder of the man who raped her in college, Emily is convinced that someone from her past is stalking her. And when it becomes clear that the person stalking her has broken into her new house, Mike sees to it that Emily is protected by a home security system and bodyguard. While dealing with her personal demons, Emily learns that one of the town's socialites, Caroline Warwick, is missing, and Emily was one of the last people to see her alive. Heaberlin (Playing Dead), a former journalist, expertly spins out a tale of lies and deceit that will keep the reader guessing. Agent: Pam Ahearn, the Ahearn Agency. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Publisher New York :2013
Language English
Description 367 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN 9780345527042
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