Black-Eyed Susans: A Novel of Suspense

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
August 2015
10 hours 0 minutes
TOP 5 SUNDAY TIMES AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER • 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 ghost stories. I am one of the four Black-Eyed Susans. The lucky one.

As a sixteen-year-old, Tessa Cartwright was found in a Texas field, barely alive amid a scattering of bones, with only fragments of memory as to how she got there. Ever since, the press has pursued her as the lone surviving “Black-Eyed Susan,” the nickname given to the murder victims because of the yellow carpet of wildflowers that flourished above their shared grave. Tessa’s testimony about those tragic hours put a man on death row.

Now, almost two decades later, Tessa is an artist and single mother. In the desolate cold of February, she is shocked to discover a freshly planted patch of black-eyed susans—a summertime bloom—just outside her bedroom window. Terrified at the implications—that she sent the wrong man to prison and the real killer remains at large—Tessa turns to the lawyers working to exonerate the man awaiting execution. But the flowers alone are not proof enough, and the forensic investigation of the still-unidentified bones is progressing too slowly. An innocent life hangs in the balance. The legal team appeals to Tessa to undergo hypnosis to retrieve lost memories—and to share the drawings she produced as part of an experimental therapy shortly after her rescue.

What they don’t know is that Tessa and the scared, fragile girl she was have built a fortress of secrets. As the clock ticks toward the execution, Tessa fears for her sanity, but 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 ghosts and lingering nightmares to finally discover what really happened that night.

Shocking, intense, and utterly original, Black-Eyed Susans 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 flowers—as a killer makes a chilling return to his garden.
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Karen B

It was a really great book made me take notice to the black eyed Susan's around me. It was really good

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Brooke C

Excellent book and great narrator. I don't usually like women narrators but this one had a nice calm smooth voice. Not pitchy.

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Nancy Dobosiewicz

A nice listen. Had me guessing to the very end. Great narration.

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kimberly SCoggins

I thought this book was excellent; well written and suspenseful. I would compare it to Gillian Flynn's "Sharp Objects". The narrator put emotion into the writings and did a wonderful job of bringing these characters to life. I finished it in two days, because I just could not stop listening. I highly recommend this book. It does not drag on about useless details, but gives you enough details to keep you wanting more.

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Kelly Felcoskie

Keeps you guessing throughout. The only thing is that the book boasts that it is for fans of Gillian Flynn but I don't think it was anything like Flynn. However, it was worth the listen.

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