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.

Coming February 1, 2021


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.

Visit her full bio and book pages for more information.

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

"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

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.