Firstly, sorry for not posting for a while, I'm very busy with work at the moment and I'm also getting married in August (less than two months, oh GOD!), so time has gotten away from me a bit.
I really wanted to make time to write this review though as Black-Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin (Penguin) is a book that I really enjoyed and I think Heaberlin is a crime writer to watch.
16 year old Tessa Cartwright is the only surviving Black-Eyed Susan, the name given to the victims of a serial killer who left their bodies beneath a Texas field of the yellow flowers. Tessa's memory of the event is fragmented and hidden deep inside her. What she can remember she uses to put a suspect in prison and hopes that she can move on with her life.
Years later Tessa is grown with her own daughter and tries to block out her past. But then she discovers a patch of Black-Eyed Susans beneath her bedroom window that seem to be newly planted. Does this mean that the serial killer is still out there and Tessa has put an innocent man on Death Row? Tessa must go back into her past and try and retrieve her memory in order to learn the truth of the Black-Eyed Susans killer.