Reviews

  • Heaberlin's latest thriller is at once a zany, dialogue-propelled two-hander, a murder mystery, a road trip, a pair of psychological case studies and a meditation on photography

    The Sunday Times
  • Every journey reaches its end, and the one in Paper Ghosts comes on fast and furious. Signposts along the way warn of angst, secrets and deadly plot twists, but you'll never see what's coming . . .

    Washington Post
  • A tale of murderous obsession . . . Heaberlin, author of the impressive Black-Eyed Susans, plays her cards close to her chest, careful to give away little about the motivations of either of her characters, as her heroine edges closer to the truth'

    A THRILLER OF THE MONTH, The Guardian
  • Wonderful . . . creepy . . . it elevates the often tawdry genre of the serial killer novel to a work of art

    Sunday Express
  • Heaberlin's works beautifully evoke the texture and landscape of the state of Texas . . . Their road trip across Texas results in profound revelations, strange occurrences, and a surprisingly heartwarming ending

    Molly Odintz, Crimereads
  • Gripping . . . dementia suits crime fiction. Is the suspect lying or has a medical reason for his amnesia?

    The Times
  • Beautifully written and wonderfully chilling

    Sarah Pinborough
  • Readers cannot tell fact from fiction. The timing is perfect, the layers of the story both peel away and deepen as the search into the mind of a killer takes turns no one is expecting

    RT Book Reviews
  • The tension crackles . . . it had me changing my mind so often, my head was spinning. A work of art.

    Sunday Express
  • A dialogue propelled two-hander, a murder mystery, a road novel, a pair of psychological case studies. It would make a fine indie movie, although screen adaption would entail sacrificing Heaberlin's evocative prose

    THRILLER OF THE MONTH, The Sunday Times