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  • Writer's pictureJudith D Collins

Night Will Find You



Narrator: Karissa Vacker

ISBN: 978-1250877079

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Publication Date: 06/20/2022

Format: Audiobook 🎧

My Rating: 4.5 Stars (ARC)


A scientist and reluctant psychic is brought in to find a girl who went missing long ago in the new novel by Julia Heaberlin, the bestselling author of We Are All the Same in the Dark


Vivvy Bouchet, daughter of a known psychic, was ten when she saved a boy’s life by making an impossible prediction. Now she’s an astrophysicist in Texas, devoted to science, but the boy she saved has become a cop who continues to believe she can see things no one else can. When he begs for help on the high-profile cold case of a kidnapped girl, Vivvy steps back into the ocean of voices that once nearly drowned her.


She is forced to team up with Detective Jesse Sharp, a skeptic of anything but fact. When Vivvy becomes the target of a conspiracy theorist podcaster, she fights back with both her scientific mind and her inexplicable gifts, hoping to lure a kidnapper, find a child who haunts her, and lay some of her own ghosts to rest.


Sharply relevant, Julia Heaberlin's Night Will Find You explores the mysterious nature of belief―in psychic power, in science, in conspiracies, in a higher power―and the delicate dance between scientific truth and the things we can’t explain.







My Review


Julia Heaberlin (a huge fan) returns following my favorite Black-Eyed Susans and We Are All the Same in the Dark with her latest intriguing suspense, NIGHT WILL FIND YOU—A scientist with a special gift shakes things up in this town while investigating a cold case.


BEING DEVELOPED AS A TV SERIES BY FOX!


Mysterious, engrossing, and intriguing!


A reluctant psychic.

A skeptical detective.

A missing girl.


Vivian Bouchet (Vivvy) returns home to Fort Worth after her mother's death and gets pulled into the past. She believes in the truth and power of science.


Vivvy possesses psychic gifts, and at a young age, she saved a boy's life by making a prediction.


Now a brilliant Ph.D astrophysicist, age 28, with a doctorate from Harvard. She lives in Big Bend’s Chihuahuan Desert, working as “a professional stargazer” in a remote, off-the-grid hilltop home outfitted with solar power and an impressive array of telescopes.


She wants to be left alone. She has psychic visions inherited from her mother who was a psychic for years and discovered a dead body buried in their rental house when Vivvy was a girl.


The boy she saved (they are friends)—Mike, is now a Fort Worth cop. He believes in her abilities and needs help in a high-profile cold case of 3-year-old Lizzie Solomon, who disappeared 11 yrs earlier from her old Victorian house.


The parents were well-to-do lawyers with a troubled marriage. Her mother was convicted on circumstantial evidence a year later, though the body was never found. The father tried and failed to commit suicide at the old mansion. Now, the father lives in a trailer park, and the mother in the women’s prison at Gatesville’s Mountain View Unit, proclaiming innocence.


Vivvy reluctantly agrees to help.


However, when Texas conspiracy popular theorist podcaster Bubba Guns hears about her involvement, he talks up her to his listeners in a bad light and brings up the past. Now his hateful worshippers are coming after her. Vivvy fights back.


Jesse Sharp, a police officer, also questions Vivvy's abilities and tries to discredit her. Skeptical, but he reluctantly works with her. Vivvy is looking for Lizzie and the girl who wears the charm bracelet in the crime photos.


Moody and evocative, NIGHT WILL FIND YOU, is engrossing, dark, gritty, and intriguing. As always, I have loved all her books with well-developed characters, fully immersive, and lyrical with a supernatural twist.


I loved Vivvy and hope we see her again!


AUDIOBOOK: I listened to the audiobook narrated by a favorite, Karissa Vacker, delivering a spine-chilling performance and an engaging listening experience for all voices.


Thanks to #NetGalley and #MacnillanAudio for a gifted ALC for review purposes.



@JudithDCollins | #JDCMustReadBooks

Pub Date: June 20, 2023

My Rating: 4.5 Stars









Praise


“Night Will Find You is an expertly rendered mystery, complete with compelling characters, an impeccably paced plot, and surprising twists. Heaberlin writes with such aching beauty I found myself pausing to relish her words and then racing ahead because I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next. A must-read!”

―Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of The Overnight Guest


“Night Will Find You is a mesmerizing, unputdownable love letter to the mysteries of science and the human mind. With an unforgettable cast of characters―a reluctant psychic and grieving daughter, a wildly popular conspiracy theorist, a police officer with shadowy motives―Julia Heaberlin pays homage to everything we don't know about the universe and ourselves. I am already missing my time inside this world.”

―Katie Gutierrez, nationally bestselling author of Good Morning America book club pick More Than You’ll Ever Know

“This gripping page-turner from Heaberlin conceals its secrets from even the cleverest readers…Vivian is an intelligent, perceptive character who’s a pleasure to spend time with, and when the plot kicks into gear, it’s nearly impossible to stop reading. This is Heaberlin at her best.”―Publishers Weekly [starred review]

“Night Will Find You is a rare thriller that seamlessly straddles the mystic and the scientific. Compelling and compassionate, Hearberlin’s novel has one foot firmly planted in our world of misinformation and the other reaching for the inexplicable. I loved it.”

―Ivy Pochoda, acclaimed author of These Women


“Haunting, heartfelt, chilling and beautifully told, Night Will Find You walks that rare line between mystery, thriller and truly original character study. I adored it.”

―Chris Whitaker, New York Times bestselling author of We Begin at the End


“Mysterious, sexy, and smart.”

―Kirkus


“Dark, elegant and utterly captivating, Night Will Find You is an unforgettable story written with richly evocative prose and genuine heart. I found myself completely immersed. A lyrical exploration of the fine line between scientific fact and the things we can’t explain.”

―Christina McDonald, USA Today bestselling author of The Night Olivia Fell


“Heaberlin is one of my all-time favorite authors. With Night Will Find You, she nails it again, from the brilliant premise to the vivid prose to the gripping suspense to the beating hearts of her characters. Darkly beautiful, enthralling, and masterfully done. Every mystery lover should know her name.”

―Laura McHugh, award-winning author of What’s Done in Darkness


“An irresistible mystery with addictive prose, Night Will Find You is a thriller like no other.”

―Anna Bailey, bestselling author of Where the Truth Lies





About the Author



Julia Heaberlin is the internationally bestselling author of six thrillers, including Night Will Find You, We Are All the Same in the Dark, Paper Ghosts, and Black-Eyed Susans. Her books have sold in more than twenty countries. We Are All the Same in the Dark won the 2020 Writers’ League of Texas award for fiction, and Paper Ghosts was a finalist for Best Hardcover Novel at the International Thriller Awards. Before writing novels, Heaberlin was a journalist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Dallas Morning News, and The Detroit News,which fed her interest in true crime and the forgotten stories of victims, a theme she carries into her fiction. She currently lives in the Dallas–Fort Worth area with her family, where she’s working on her next psychological thriller.


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