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Black-Eyed Susans by @juliathrillers

By Pamelascott
I am the star of screaming tabloid headlines and campfire ghost stories. I am one of the four Black-Eyed Susans. The lucky one.

Left with three other girls in a grave shrouded by black-eyed Susans, Tessa alone survived, her testimony helping to put a killer behind bars.

Now, sixteen years later, he is about to be executed. But Tessa feels no relief.

Because someone is planting black-eyed Susans outside her window. Someone is sending her daughter sinister messages. And there's a lawyer telling her the man about to be put to death is innocent.

Which can mean only one thing: the wrong man has been sentenced, the real killer is still out there and Tessa might not be the last Black-Eyed Susan...


[Thirty-two hours of my life are missing]


(@PenguinUKBooks, 10 March 2016, first published 11 August 2015, 423 pages, paperback, bought from @AmazonUK)



I bought this book when it came out and forgot all about it. I was surprised to find the pages had turned yellow when I came across it sorting out my bookcases. This is a first rate thriller. I'm sorry I waited more than three years to read it. I will definitely read more of the author's work because I've stumbled across a gem. Her novel, Paper Ghosts sounds all kinds of awesome. This has all the markings of a great thriller; unreliable narration, time shifts, flashbacks, misdirection, excellent characterisation and fantastic pacing. The book is violent and times and disturbing at hell as Tessa gradually unlocks the truth about what happened that awful night. This is a great book.

Black-Eyed Susans @juliathrillers

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