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Paper ghosts : a novel of suspense

by Heaberlin, Julia,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 27 Libraries 29 of 29 copies
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Baldwin Borough Library Fiction HEA
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Carnegie Library of Homestead Fiction FIC Heab
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Fiction F HEA
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Summary
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

"A rich, hybrid work . . . a murder mystery, a road novel, a pair of psychological case studies and a meditation on photography." -- The Sunday Times (U.K.), Thriller of the Month

"[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
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Heaberlin's mysterious protagonist her real name is only revealed at the book's end believes that Carl Feldman, an elderly man acquitted of multiple murders, is her father and that the Texas road trip she's taking him on will allow her to discover if he's really a killer. In reality, the woman believes that Feldman, who is either faking dementia or is, to quote him, a pure grade lunatic, killed her sister years before. She's determined to put her obsession to rest by finding out the truth, but it's tough: Carl might be old, but he's still scary, and, as the trip unwinds, it becomes clear that he may not be the only malevolent force she faces. Heaberlin's spot-on depiction of mental anguish, her careful creation of characters who are mean and troubled yet compelling, and an unexpected twist at the end make this a winner; suggest it especially to patrons who like a Texas backdrop and or the work of Megan Abbott.--Verma, Henrietta Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The unnamed 24-year-old narrator of this artful and elegiac psychological thriller set in Texas from Heaberlin (Black-Eyed Susans) has spent every moment since her older sister, Rachel, vanished 12 years earlier investigating what happened. Her primary suspect is 61-year-old documentary photographer Carl Louis Feldman, who was once tried for a girl's murder and whose photos she can link to 10 missing girls; Carl suffers from dementia, though, and claims not to remember his past. Undaunted, the young woman springs the artist from his state-sponsored halfway house by posing as his long-lost daughter and takes him on a road trip designed to unlock his secrets and bring closure to his victims' families, which offers some surprisingly comic moments. The author wields words like weapons, with each one chosen to heighten tension, underscore emotion, or foreshadow doom. Keen character work further distinguishes the tale; neither Carl nor the narrator is entirely good, reliable, or sane, adding texture and profundity to an already riveting relationship. Haeberlin brilliantly combines travelogue with a heartbreaking portrait of the damage done by childhood trauma. Agent: Kimberly Witherspoon, Inkwell Management. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Thrillers (Fiction)
Psychological fiction.
Publisher New York :2018
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description xii, 349 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN 9780804178020
080417802X
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