The sequel to Dream with Little Angels is not only complete, but the cover is even done, and it’s beautiful. The book is called Close to the Broken Hearted and takes readers back to Alvin to spend more time with Abe, Dewey, and Leah as they find themselves in a whole lot of new trouble.
The novel will be released in late June, and, in a lot of ways, I like it better than the first one.
From the inside cover flap: In this riveting new novel from Michael Hiebert, a killer’s relelase is the catalyst for shocking revelations in a small Southern town. . .”
I can think of no better way to welcome you to my website than by letting the critics speak for me about my previous book, Dream with Little Angels.
“There’s something mesmerizing about Hiebert’s storytelling voice, low-pitched and lightly musical.”
– The New York Times Book Review
“Manages to soar as a moving achievement. . . In Hiebert’s sure hands, psychological insight and restrained lyricism combine to create a coming-of-age tale as devastating as it is indelible.”
– Publishers Weekly, STARRED REVIEW
“Gorgeous prose and some thoughtful characterizations, with attention given to theme and setting. . . Michael Hiebert’s debut delivers. . . a breathless, will-they-get-there-in-time affair, with a heartbreaking resolution. Hiebert’s skill at character and storytelling should take him a long way.”
– Mystery Scene
“This book captured me from page one. It’s honest, it’s raw, and it’s one of the best books I’ve read in a long, long while.”
– Lisa Jackson, New York Times bestselling author
“Hiebert has an authentic Southern voice and his protagonist is as engaging as Harper Lee’s Scout. A masterful coming-of-age gem.
– Deborah Crombie, New York Times bestselling author
“A trip to the dark side of a town much like Mayberry, filled with that elusive quality of childhood and the aura of safety that often settles, unjustifiably, over rural small towns in the South.”
– Carolyn Haines, 2010 Recipient of the Harper Lee Award for Alabama’s Distinguished Writers