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Whelan, Julia 1984-

Overview
Works: 157 works in 653 publications in 1 language and 25,361 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Young adult works  Drama  Short stories  Historical fiction  Love stories  Suspense fiction  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: Narrator, Performer, Actor
Classifications: PS3568.O243, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Julia Whelan
Gone girl by Gillian Flynn( Recording )
14 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 2,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife's head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media -- as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents -- the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter -- but is he really a killer?
The witness by Nora Roberts( Recording )
18 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Daughter of a controlling mother, Elizabeth finally let loose one night, drinking at a nightclub and allowing a strange man's seductive Russian accent to lure her to a house on Lake Shore Drive. The events that followed changed her life forever.Twelve years later, the woman known as Abigail Lowery lives on the outskirts of a small town in the Ozarks. A freelance programmer, she designs sophisticated security systems and supplements her own security with a fierce dog and an assortment of firearms. She keeps to herself, saying little, revealing nothing.But Abigail's reserve only intrigues police chief Brooks Gleason. Her logical mind, her secretive nature, and her unromantic viewpoints leave him fascinated but frustrated. He suspects that Abigail needs protection from something and that her elaborate defenses hide a story that must be revealed
The collector by Nora Roberts( Recording )
11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"As a professional house-sitter and freelance writer, nothing ties Lila Emerson down--not her work, not a home, and definitely not a relationship. She spends her life moving from one job to the next, sometimes crashing at a friend's Manhattan apartment. And though she can appreciate her clients' extraordinary homes, their expensive collections, and their adorable pets, Lila has never longed for possessions of her own. Everything she has, including her heart, is portable. But when she witnesses a possible murder-suicide from her current apartment-sitting job, life as Lila knows it takes a dramatic turn. Artist Ashton Archer knows his charming, clever, and impulsive brother couldn't have killed his girlfriend--or taken his own life. His hope of unraveling what happened lies with Lila, the only eyewitness. And even buried in grief, Ash longs to paint the woman whose deep, dark eyes seem to hold endless reserves of strength and a fiery passion. Chalking up their intense attraction to the heat of the moment, Lila agrees to help Ash in trying to find out who murdered his brother and why. From the penthouses of Manhattan to grand Italian villas, their investigation draws them into a rarefied circle where priceless antiques are bought, sold, gambled away, and stolen, where what you possess is who you are, and where what you desire becomes a deadly obsession" --
The killing edge by Heather Graham( Recording )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As a teenager, Chloe Marin was lucky to be spared when a party at a Florida beachside mansion turned into a killing spree and she was one of the few to survive. Ten years later, Chloe works as a psychologist specializing in art therapy with traumatized victims. However, when a killer is using the modeling agency to stalk his prey, a ghost of the model appears and asks Chloe for help. Now on the investigation, Chloe is forced to face her harrowing past in an attempt to stop a deranged killer
Delicious! by Ruth Reichl( Recording )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Billie Breslin has traveled far from her California home to take a job at Delicious, the most iconic food magazine in New York and, thus, the world. When the publication is suddenly shut down, the colorful staff, who have become an extended family for Billie, must pick up their lives and move on. Not Billie, though. She is offered a new job: staying behind in the magazine's deserted downtown mansion offices to uphold the Delicious Guarantee, a public relations hotline for complaints and recipes
Loss of innocence by Richard North Patterson( Recording )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
June, 1968. America is in a state of turbulence, engulfed in civil unrest and uncertainty. Yet for Whitney Dane--spending the summer of her twenty-second year on Martha's Vineyard - life could not be safer, nor the future more certain. Educated at Wheaton, soon to be married, and the youngest daughter of the patrician Dane family, Whitney has everything she has ever wanted, and is everything her all-powerful and doting father, Charles Dane, wants her to be. But the Vineyard's still waters are disturbed by the appearance of Benjamin Blaine. An underprivileged, yet fiercely ambitious and charismatic young man, Blaine is a force of nature neither Whitney nor her family could have prepared for. As Ben's presence begins to awaken independence within Whitney, it also brings deep-rooted Dane tensions to a dangerous head. And soon Whitney's set-in-stone future becomes far from satisfactory, and her picture-perfect family far from pretty
Tell me by Lisa Jackson( Recording )
10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson creates her most electrifying thriller to date, as a mother's unspeakable crime sparks a new killing spree. The most hated woman in Savannah, Georgia, is about to be set free. Twenty years ago, Blondell O'Henry was convicted of murdering her eldest daughter and wounding her two other children. The prosecution argued that beautiful, selfish Blondell wanted to be rid of them to be with her lover. Now Blondell's son, Niall, has recanted his testimony and demolished the case in the process. Reporter Nikki Gillette is determined to get the true story, and not just for professional reasons. Blondell's murdered daughter, Amity, was Nikki's childhood friend. The night she died, Amity begged Nikki to meet with her, insisting she had a secret to tell, but Nikki didn't go. Her guilt is compounded by other complications--Nikki's favorite uncle, Alexander, was the attorney who helped save Blondell from execution. And rumors swirl that he was one of her many lovers. Nikki's fiance, Detective Pierce Reed, is concerned she may be compromising the case. As she digs for answers during one of the most sweltering summers in Savannah's history, he also worries for her safety. Everyone involved seems to have secrets, from Blondell's old boyfriend and his fundamentalist, snake-handling in-laws to the cop who led the original investigation. And somehow, the events of that tragic night connect to Nikki's own fractured family. But now the killing has begun again. Is Amity's murderer still at large, or is this a new, darker danger? Soon Nikki will discover what really happened twenty years ago, but the answers may come too late to save her life
The lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine( Recording )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1958 Little Rock, Arkansas, painfully shy twelve-year-old Marlee sees her city and family divided over school integration, but her friendship with Liz, a new student, helps her find her voice and fight against racism
Beverly Lewis' The confession ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Raised by an Amish family, Katie Lapp starts a quest to find her birth-mother, Laura Mayfield-Bennett. Along the way, two very different men try to help her overcome a devious scheme to steal her rightful inheritance and divide her heart between two worlds
The sky is everywhere by Jandy Nelson( Recording )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the months after her sister dies, seventeen-year-old Lennie falls into a love triangle and discovers the strength to follow her dream of becoming a musician
Forgotten by Cat Patrick( Recording )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sixteen-year-old London Lane forgets everything each night and must use notes to struggle through the day, but she "remembers" future events and as her "flashforwards" become more disturbing she realizes she must learn more about the past lest it destroy her future
Zombies vs. unicorns ( Recording )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It's a question as old as time itself: which is better, the zombie or the unicorn? In this anthology, edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier, strong arguments are made for both sides in the form of short stories
The impossible knife of memory by Laurie Halse Anderson( Recording )
9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For the past five years, Hayley Kincaid and her father, Andy, have been on the road, never staying long in one place as he struggles to escape the demons that have tortured him since his return from Iraq. Now they are back in the town where he grew up so Hayley can attend school. Perhaps, for the first time, Hayley can have a normal life, put aside her own painful memories, even have a relationship with Finn, the hot guy who obviously likes her but is hiding secrets of his own
Need by Carrie Jones( Recording )
12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zara White suspects there's a freaky guy semi-stalking her. She's also obsessed with phobias. And it's true, she hasn't exactly been herself since her stepfather died. But exiling her to shivery Maine to live with her grandmother? That seems a bit extreme. The move is supposed to help her stay sane ... but Zara's pretty sure her mom just can't deal with her right now. She couldn't be more wrong. Turns out the semi-stalker is not a figment of Zara's overactive imagination
Belles a novel by Jen Calonita( )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Isabelle Scott's life may not be easy, but she loves it. She is a star swimmer and lifeguard, has great friends, and has been spending the summer with Brayden, a cute surfer--though they're just friends. But her grandmother, with whom she's lived since her mother died five years earlier, is declining quickly, and Izzie's whole world is upended. She's whisked away from the poor, rough neighborhood where she grew up to live with her aunt, uncle, and cousins in the exclusive Emerald Cove. Mirabelle Monroe leads a charmed life: her father is a former baseball star about to run for the United States Senate. She's popular and beautiful and has a super cute jock boyfriend. But when her cousin, Izzie, comes to live with her family, her well-ordered world starts to unravel. It doesn't help that Mira's best friend and queen bee, Savannah, hates Izzie from the start, maybe because Izzie seems to be so close to Savannah's boyfriend, Brayden. And Mira doesn't know whether to choose her friends and status at school or her family. As Izzie and Mira try to navigate their new lives, family secrets are dug up and the girls learn what friends and family truly mean
Peace, love, and baby ducks by Lauren Myracle( Recording )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Growing up in a world of wealth and pastel-tinted entitlement, fifteen-year-old Carly has always relied on the constancy and authenticity of her sister Anna. But when fourteen-year-old Anna turns plastic-perfect-pretty over the course of a single summer, everything starts to change. And there are boys involved, complicating things as boys always do
Captivate by Carrie Jones( Recording )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
High school junior Zara and her friends continue to try to contain the pixies that threaten their small Maine town, but when a Valkyrie takes Zara's boyfriend, Nick, to Valhalla, the only way to save him is to trust a pixie king, Astley
The painted girls a novel by Cathy Marie Buchanan( Recording )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In belle époque Paris, the Van Goethem sisters struggle for survival after the sudden death of their father, a situation that prompts young Marie's ballet training and her introduction to a genius painter
Book of shadows by Cate Tiernan( )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Something is happening to Morgan that she doesn't understand. She sees things, feels things in a new way. She can do things normal people can't do. Powerful things. Magical things. And it scares her. She never chose to learn witchcraft, but she's starting to wonder if witchcraft is choosing her. Morgan and her best friend, Bree, are introduced to Wicca when a gorgeous senior named Cal invites them to join his new coven. Morgan falls for Cal immediately--and discovers that she has strong, inexplicable powers
Seventeenth summer by Maureen Daly( )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seventeen-year-old Angie, living with her family in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, finds herself in love for the first time the summer after high school graduation
 
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Alternative Names
Whelan, Julia May.
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