Playing dead: a novel of suspense

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions

"A compelling family mystery that kept me turning the pages. Highly recommended."--Margaret Maron, New York Times bestselling author of Three Day Town "Dear Tommie: Have you ever wondered about who you are?" The letter that turns Tommie McCloud's world upside down arrives from a stranger only days after her father's death. The woman who wrote it claims that Tommie is her daughter--and that she was kidnapped as a baby thirty-one years ago. Tommie wants to believe it's all a hoax, but suddenly a girl who grew up on a Texas ranch finds herself linked to a horrific past: the slaughter of a family in Chicago, the murder of an Oklahoma beauty queen, and the kidnapping of a little girl named Adriana. Tommie races along a twisting, nightmarish path while an unseen stalker is determined to keep old secrets locked inside the dementia-battered brain of the woman who Tommie always thought was her real mother. With everything she has ever believed in question, and no one she can trust, Tommie must discover the truth about the girl who vanished--and the very real threats that still remain. "[Julia Heaberlin's] voice is pitch perfect, and her story of one woman's fierce struggle to reconcile her past with her present is gripping and powerful. An outstanding debut."--Carla Buckley, author of Invisible

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 56d98f79-aae0-6f29-f007-4e15646da5d1
Grouping Title playing dead
Grouping Author heaberlin julia
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-02-16 23:36:02PM
Last Indexed 2019-02-17 00:35:53AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Heaberlin, Julia.
author_display Heaberlin, Julia
collection_catalog Fiction
detailed_location_catalog East - Adult Fiction, Main Library - Adult Fiction
display_description "Tommie McCloud's life is alread in turmoil. Her mother has dementia and her father has just died, leaving Tommie a multi-million dollar energy business in Texas. When a letter arrives from Adriana Marchetti, it explodes a bomb in Tommie's life that she never could have anticipated. The letter claims that Adriana Marchetti's baby was kidnapped thirty-one years earlier, and that this baby grew up to become Tommie McCloud. The investigation starts when Tommie discovers that her social security number doesn't add up--it claims that she was born in Chicago. It deepens when Tommie is approached by a man who claims to be a reporter but is actually an FBI agent, and when Tommie discovers that he is there to protect her from the man whom the letter claims is her father--violent mobster Anthony Marchetti--imprisoned for thirty years and now up for parole. She cannot trust anyone. Seeking her identity will take Tommie to the edge of reason and into the murky past of the people she's called family her entire life. Getting to the bottom of her identity will uncover explosive secrets and the darkest of crimes, and Tommie's biggest challenge may be not only to discover who she really is, but to survive"-- Provided by publisher.
format_catalog Book, eAudiobook, eBook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, Books, eBook
id 56d98f79-aae0-6f29-f007-4e15646da5d1
isbn 9780345527011, 9780345527028, 9780792786962
item_details ils:CARL0000396079|35192042808182|East - Adult Fiction|Fiction Heaberl|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||EA||, ils:CARL0000396079|35192042808190|Main Library - Adult Fiction|Fiction Heaberl|||1|false|false|||||Checked Out||MN||, overdrive:193edccb-6a87-425f-948d-cdb6565c9b11|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Available Online||||, overdrive:ac04af82-d5c9-4a4c-a99b-18abe0ce73ef|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|2|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Available Online||||
itype_catalog , Book
last_indexed 2019-02-17T06:35:53.806Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog Fiction Heaberl
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog East, Main Kids, Main Library
primary_isbn 9780345527011
publishDate 2012
record_details ils:CARL0000396079|Book|Books||English|Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks,|c2012.|344 p. ; 21 cm., overdrive:193edccb-6a87-425f-948d-cdb6565c9b11|eBook|eBook||English|Random House Publishing Group|2012|, overdrive:ac04af82-d5c9-4a4c-a99b-18abe0ce73ef|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Blackstone Publishing|2012|
recordtype grouped_work
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:193edccb-6a87-425f-948d-cdb6565c9b11 -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
overdrive:ac04af82-d5c9-4a4c-a99b-18abe0ce73ef -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000396079 35192042808182 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
ils:CARL0000396079 35192042808190 Checked Out Checked Out false false true false false true
subject_facet Family secrets -- Fiction, Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction, Life change events -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, American, Suspense fiction, American
title_display Playing dead : a novel of suspense
title_full Playing Dead, Playing Dead A Novel, Playing dead : a novel of suspense / Julia Heaberlin
title_short Playing dead :
title_sub a novel of suspense
topic_facet Family secrets, Fiction, Identity (Psychology), Life change events, Mystery, Psychological fiction, American, Suspense, Suspense fiction, American, Thriller