From the bestselling author of Cold Waters comes a brooding thriller about a woman who must decide if safeguarding her family is worth burying a truth that will haunt her forever.

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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

Coming February 1, 2021

Thirteen years ago, Jori Trahan’s boyfriend vanished without a trace. Now, after moving back home to Alabama to care for her ailing grandmother and autistic brother, she comes face-to-face with the deadly mystery behind his disappearance.

Praise for Debbie's Books

“Herbert steadily multiplies acts of violence and betrayal as she knits [a] new crime closer and closer together with [an] old. More tellingly, she gradually deepens both heroines’ horror at discovering just how low the people who disparage outsiders and newcomers as ‘not one of us’ are willing to go to preserve their privilege.” —Kirkus Reviews

“An eerie, atmospheric psychological thriller that’s fast-paced, darkly twisted, and satisfyingly saturated with family secrets. Not One of Us is everything I want in a Debbie Herbert southern gothic.” —Eve Silver, award-winning author of the Dark Gothic series

“Those with a taste for Southern gothic will be satisfied.” —Publishers Weekly

“What a pleasure it was to surrender to Not One of Us, chock full of thick, humid atmosphere and authentic, vivid characters, and let it pull me into its deep-South trance of unsolved murders, dirty cops, and a family torn apart by guilt, and their own desperate need for each other. Engima is a town you’re going to want to visit over and over again. This book’s an absolute knockout.” —Emily Carpenter, bestselling author of Reviving the Hawthorn Sisters

“Secrets, betrayal, murder—Debbie Herbert weaves a multi-layered tale of small-town intrigue with unique and unforgettable characters. Don’t miss Not One of Us!” —Debra Webb, Amazon Charts and USA Today bestselling author

“Compulsive and addictive. An atmospheric and gripping tale that kept me turning pages well into the night.” —Charlotte Byrd, bestselling romantic suspense author of over a million books sold

“Intensely satisfying, Not One of Us is a deftly woven tale rich with southern secrets and lies that will keep you hooked late into the night.” —Eliza Maxwell, bestselling author of The Unremembered Girl

New! Dark Seas Series

Enter a place where a secret clan of mermaids live deep in an Alabama bayou. Where giant live oaks loom, shrouded with Spanish moss, and swampy backwoods teem with mystery, suspense and fantasy. A place where magic abounds and where love, like magic, casts its own spell of enchantment.

In the dark bayou waters, two deadly secrets collide. Book one, Siren's Secret:

Shelly, a shapeshifting mermaid, is out swimming on a swelting southern night when she witnesses a serial killer disposing of his latest victim. He can’t afford to let her live to tell the tale. She can’t afford to let a human reveal her true identity.

Normal, Alabama, Book 1

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.
Normal, Alabama, Book 2

Normal, Alabama, Book 2

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

In the eighteen years since her father went to prison for killing her mother and brother, Della Stallings has battled a crippling phobia. Her fear only grows when her father’s released.