On Sale: August 11, 2015
Featuring: Tessa Cartwright
Hardcover / e-Book
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For fans of Laura Lippman and Gillian Flynn comes an
electrifying novel of stunning psychological suspense.
I am the star of screaming headlines and campfire
I am one of the four Black-Eyed Susans.
The lucky one.
As a sixteen-year-old, Tessa Cartwright was found in a
field, barely alive amid a scattering of bones, with only
fragments of memory as to how she got there. Ever since,
press has pursued her as the lone surviving â€śBlack-Eyed
Susan,â€ť the nickname given to the murder victims because
the yellow carpet of wildflowers that flourished above
shared grave. Tessaâ€™s testimony about those tragic hours
a man on death row.
Now, almost two decades later, Tessa is an artist and
mother. In the desolate cold of February, she is shocked
discover a freshly planted patch of black-eyed susansâ€”a
summertime bloomâ€”just outside her bedroom window.
at the implicationsâ€”that she sent the wrong man to prison
and the real killer remains at largeâ€”Tessa turns to the
lawyers working to exonerate the man awaiting execution.
the flowers alone are not proof enough, and the forensic
investigation of the still-unidentified bones is
too slowly. An innocent life hangs in the balance. The
team appeals to Tessa to undergo hypnosis to retrieve
memoriesâ€”and to share the drawings she produced as part
an experimental therapy shortly after her rescue.
What they donâ€™t know is that Tessa and the scared,
girl she was have built a fortress of secrets. As the
ticks toward the execution, Tessa fears for her sanity,
even more for the safety of her teenaged daughter. Is a
serial killer still roaming free, taunting Tessa with a
trail of clues? She has no choice but to confront old
and lingering nightmares to finally discover what really
happened that night.
Shocking, intense, and utterly original, Black-Eyed
is a dazzling psychological thriller, seamlessly weaving
past and present in a searing tale of a young woman whose
harrowing memories remain in a field of flowersâ€”as a
makes a chilling return to his garden.
1 comment posted.
Re: Black-Eyed Susans
The weather here is perfect to curl up with a book like this!! Overcast with thundershowers predicted - the perfect setting for reading a real thriller!! How I wish the excerpt had kept on going, but for now, I have to put this book on my TBR list, and get to it real soon!! I can understand why it's being named the read of the Summer!! Congratulations on your book, and I know that this will be one book that I'll be savoring, and probably passing around to a couple of people I know!!
(Peggy Roberson 12:21pm August 10, 2015)
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