Kathleen Barber is an American suspense writer who burst onto the scene with her debut novel, Are You Sleeping?. The book is being adapted by Apple as a ten-episode series starring Lizzie Caplan as the lead character. The series will be produced by Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine production company.

Barber was born in raised in the small town of Galesburg, Illinois. After graduation from high school she would attend the University of Illinois before finishing up at the Northwestern School of Law. She practiced law for many years, practicing bankruptcy law at some high-profile law firms in Chicago. She is also a certified yoga instructor who enjoys the practice. Barber considers herself a wanderer and enjoys traveling the world with her husband.

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Truth Be Told / Are You Sleeping (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon.com
Follow Me (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon.com

If You Like Kathleen Barber Books, You’ll Love…

Are You Sleeping is the type of book that will hook you from the very first page. Barber’s debut novel perfectly captures the frenzy around a notorious murder and it’s easy to see why this book rocketed to the top of the New York Times Bestseller list. The book tells the story of Josie, who has spent her life trying to escape her family. After her father was murdered, all hell broke loose. Her mother joined a cult, and her sister betrayed her in an awful way. She’s spent the past thirteen years trying to get away from her family and is hoping to settle down with Caleb in New York City.

There’s only one problem: she’s lied to Caleb about her entire life story. Everything is going fine until a podcaster decides to start a show about her father’s murder and the show is a hit. Her mother dies, forcing Josie to return home, and confront some things she would rather not. It’s easy to see why this page-turner of a book is being made into a series.

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