Review: Black – Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin







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.

My Thoughts

Definitely one that will stay with me!

A true forget me not book, it is an exceptionally good read that shows real ingenuity in the plot and the quality of the research stands out. A forward thinking book that has so much detail contained within it but is not confusing or boring where the detail is used.

It flows from past to present with ease, is engrossing and a real page turner. Loved it.

Many thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for my advance review copy.


5 sheep rating



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