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She is sure that Carl, a long been suspected serial killer who was never convicted, killed her sister. Now he is facing old age and it's time to find out the truth during a road trip across Texas.

Carl Louis Feldman is an old man who once took photographs. That was before he was tried for murder and acquitted. Before dementia and his admission to a Texas care facility. Now his daughter has come to see him, to take him on a trip.

Only she's not his daughter, and, if she has her way, he's not coming back . . .

Because Carl's past has finally caught with him. The woman driving the car is convinced he's guilty, and that he's killed other young women. Including her sister Rachel.

Now they're driving across Texas, following his photographs, his clues, his crimes. To see if he remembers any of it. To discover what happened to Rachel.

Has Carl truly forgotten what he did or is he just pretending? Perhaps he's guilty of nothing and she's the liar. Either way, in driving him into the Texan badlands she's taking a terrible risk.

For if Carl really is a serial killer, she's alone in the most dangerous place of all . . .

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  • Trade Paperback

    9781405921312

    April 16, 2018

    Michael Joseph

    368 pages

    RRP $37.00

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  • Paperback

    9781405921305

    December 3, 2018

    Michael Joseph

    400 pages

    RRP $26.00

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  • Hardback

    9780718181345

    May 15, 2018

    Michael Joseph

    400 pages

    RRP $48.00

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  • Paper Ghosts
    Julia Heaberlin

    EBook

    9781405926836

    April 19, 2018

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  • Paper Ghosts
    Julia Heaberlin

    EBook

    9781405921329

    April 16, 2018

    Penguin eBooks

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Extract

NOW

1

“Who the hell are you?”

I slide my queen one space closer to his king. “You know who I am.”

He swipes his right arm, the one that still fully cooperates, across the board. A single, swift movement. Pieces fly, bounce off the carpet, rattle into corners fuzzed with dust from a past decade. I don’t flinch, something I’m practiced at. Neither does the only other occupant of the room, a deaf woman knitting an infinite patch of blue. Or green or gold or pink. It could be any color.

She doesn’t have needles. Her hands work the air methodically while her invisible work piles up like an accordion. A wedding veil sits crookedly on the silvery threads struggling out of her scalp. The second hand on a plastic clock above her head jerks.

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