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  • Published: 15 July 2015
  • ISBN: 9781617737374
  • Imprint: Kensington
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $24.99
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A Thorn Among Lilies


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Innocently enough, Detective Leah Teal's daughter Caroline decides she would like a psychic reading for her birthday. But when Caroline walks in to the psychic's shop with the family in tow, the psychic focuses on Leah, telling her details of gruesome killings that she must stop or they could go on for dozens of years.

That night, Leah lies in bed, wondering how much stock she should put into ravings from a psychic. But her curiosity gets the best of her, and she decides to take the tiny bit of evidence the psychic provided as far as it will go before writing off the case entirely. Soon, though, the clues lead her down a path toward a potential serial killer, leaving victims in a pattern all around Alvin, Alabama. Leah discovers that all of the potential killings happen on the same day: January 31st...less than a week away. If Leah can't stop this killer before then, more victims will be on her hands...

  • Pub date: 15 July 2015
  • ISBN: 9781617737374
  • Imprint: Kensington
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $24.99

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Praise for A Thorn Among Lilies

““There’s something mesmerizing about Hiebert’s storytelling voice, low-pitched and lightly musical.” – The New York Times Book Review on DREAM WITH LITTLE ANGELS “In Hiebert’s sure hands, psychological insight and restrained lyricism combine to create a coming-of-age tale as devastating as it is indelible.” – Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW for DREAM WITH LITTLE ANGELS "Gorgeous prose and some thoughtful characterizations, with attention given to theme and setting…Michael Hiebert’s debut delivers…a breathless, will-they-get-there-in-time affair, with a heartbreaking resolution. Hiebert’s skill at character and storytelling should take him a long way.” – Mystery Scene on DREAM WITH LITTLE ANGELS “Readers who enjoy literary fiction depicting small-town life in the tradition of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird may want to try Hiebert’s debut.” - Library Journal on DREAM WITH LITTLE ANGELS “Dream with Little Angels" has engaging characters, a riveting plot and pacing that flips between languid and runaway train. It's a marvelous portrait of small-town America, and families struggling to come to grips with a trying, terrifying series of ordeals” – The Missourian on DREAM WITH LITTLE ANGELS  “A third person voice that not only invites but warmly welcomes readers into the small town of Alvin…Hiebert does a masterful job at building suspense.” – Publishers Weekly on CLOSE TO THE BROKEN HEARTED  “The scenes are so well written that the reader will feel the sun beating on the sidewalks of Alvin, and shake in their boots when the past collides with the present. Don’t expect Mayberry, people; this is a very good, sometimes emotional, mystery that will stay with you long after it’s over.” - Suspense Magazine on CLOSE TO THE BROKEN HEARTED ”


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