Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Early praise for HEAVEN'S A LIE

My ninth novel, HEAVEN'S A LIE, will be published by Mulholland Books / Little, Brown & Co. April 9, 2021. It's a standalone suspense thriller set entirely at the Jersey Shore in the dead of winter. When a young widow witnesses a fiery car accident outside a Shore motel, she's suddenly thrust into a nightmare of gang violence, guns, and money that she can't outrun. You can find more info and pre-order links HERE.

In addition to that evocative cover, Mulholland has also gathered some kind words from early readers:

"A masterpiece. This is a honed razor of a thriller, a must for fans of No Country for Old Men, that poignantly captures the grit of everyday life in my home state." — Matthew Quirk, bestselling author of THE 500 and THE NIGHT AGENT

"I've been reading Wallace Stroby for years and he never disappoints."— Lawrence Block, bestselling author of the Matthew Scudder mysteries

"Tight, taut, and terrifying. In HEAVEN'S A LIE, the action blisters along at a furious pace." — Kathy Reichs, author of the bestselling Temperance Brennan Bones series
"Tough and touching...Blue collar grit meets noir, then takes a wild turn down the finders-keepers crime alley.... HEAVEN'S A LIE has primal appeal, a perfect read in this wobbly world." Joe R. Lansdale, author of Edgar Award-winning THE BOTTOMS and the Hap & Leonard series

"Wallace Stroby is one of the best writers in crime fiction, and he outdoes himself with HEAVEN'S A LIE. A lightning-paced noir tale with shatteringly tender moments, the book had me losing sleep as I rooted for tough, whip-smart, big-hearted Joette Harper— my favorite heroine in quite a while." — Alison Gaylin, internationally bestselling author of IF I DIE TONIGHT

"Vivid characters, nimble plotting, swift pacing, gritty, authentic dialogue, and startling action sequences. This one cements Stroby's place in the top rank of crime fiction writers." – Ted Tally, Oscar-winning acreenwriter of THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS.

"One of the finest suspense novels I have ever read ... (a) stunning talent." – Barry N. Malzberg, author of BEYOND APOLLO.

"Stroby always delivers." – writer/producer George Pelecanos

For all media contacts, Advance Reading Copies, etc., contact Shannon Hennessey at Little, Brown (

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