From bestselling author Debbie Herbert comes a thrilling fast-paced story about family tragedy and confronting what terrifies us most.


About the Author

Debbie Herbert, a USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Washington Post and Amazon Chart-Topping bestselling author. She pens psychological suspense, romantic suspense and paranormal romance novels.

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About the Book

A chilling, fast-paced story about family tragedy and confronting what terrifies us most. Della witnessed her family’s murder as a child, now it appears the killer has returned. Is she next?

Praise for Debbie's Books

"Debbie Herbert delivers a fast-paced mystery, where nothing is quite what it seems. Family secrets and a cold-case murder are at the heart of her compelling novel, where the author masterfully paints the canvas of a sedate Southern town with intriguing characters and a crafty plot. Readers won't soon forget the chilling thrill of Cold Waters.

—Laura Spinella, bestselling author of the Ghost Gifts trilogy

"A southern gothic mystery dripping with atmosphere. Cold Waters will leave you breathless."

—Amanda Stevens, author of the Graveyard Queen series

"Debbie Herbert's haunting language, gothic tone, and vivid portrayal of small-town southern life add layers to this intriguing mystery/suspense. I was hooked from the first word.”

—USA Today Bestselling author Rita Herron, GOOD LITTLE GIRLS, Montlake Romance

"Cold Waters is an unforgettable suspense story steeped in decaying old houses, dark family secrets and rumors in a small Southern town."

—Leslie Tentler, author of Fallen and the Chasing Evil trilogy




""Compelling story, filled with evocative description, deeply-drawn characters and heart-pounding drama." 

—New York Times bestselling author Elle James


"Small towns hide the darkest secrets and Normal, Alabama is anything but in this southern gothic thriller that will keep you turning the pages until the very last. A twisted, southern gothic family drama that will stay with you long after you've closed the book. A stunning, deftly-written journey through the dark corridors of the human heart." 

—Sara Lunsford, author of Tooth and Nail

Coming Soon & Just Released Titles

Murder in the Shallows: Deep in the Okefenokee Swamp, a reclusive park ranger must trust a local law enforcement officer to save herself from a serial killer.

Appalachian Peril: An unseen enemy tracks Beth to Lavender Mountain, leaving her no choice but to seek the help of Sammy Armstrong, a deputy sheriff with whom she shares a fraught history.

Also by Debbie Herbert

Normal, Alabama, Book 1 

A thrilling story of murder and madness set in the darkest corner of Alabama.

An Amazon Charts and Washington Post bestseller.