A rare talent and a must read -- Karin Slaughter A gripping, beautifully crafted murder-mystery -- Scott Turow A remarkably written and remarkably tense debut. I loved it -- Dennis Lehane A terrific debut - atmospheric, suspenseful, assured. I hope there's more to come in the story of Bell Elkins and Acker's Gap -- Laura Lippman Be careful opening this book because once you do you won't be able to close it. A killer novel -- Tom Franklin
Julia Keller was born and raised in Huntington, West Virginia. The chief book critic for the Chicago Tribune, she has taught both creative and non-fiction writing at Princeton, the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago, and won the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in 2005. Her first novel, A KILLING IN THE HILLS, was highly acclaimed is also available from Headline.