What People are Saying



Praise for WRONGFUL CONVICTION from Kirkus Reviews -  “A high school teacher's world goes haywire when a law student probes a 30-year-old case. Heijens premieres a rare heroine who's both gritty and reflective. Here's hoping for a series.” 

"With plenty of twists, turns, and surprises - and a sly smile - SNOOK WALLOW introduces a savvy new detective and a great cast of characters. Put this on your beach reading list." - Michael Sears, author of the award-winning  Jason Stafford series

"Janet Heijens' gripping novel, SNOOK WALLOW introduces a relentless take-no-prisoners protagonist onto the crime scene on Florida's west coast. I can't wait for her next one." - Patricia Gussin, New York Times Best-selling Author of "After the Fall"

"Heijens offers an insightful look into the dark side of the Sunshine State. Heijens knows the territory! - Don Bruns, USA Today Best-selling Author of  "Casting Bones"

"SNOOK WALLOW is a keeper, a real page turner with plot twists to keep the reader guessing. Don't miss this one." - Maris Soule, Author of "Echoes of Terror"

​"Well written, full of twists and turns, good guys and bad guys, a dog, colorful Gulf Coast settings, and it's under 250 pages! Not a light beach read. It moves quickly but it is a book to savor. Hope I don't have to wait for her next "Wrongful Conviction". Suzie Sam Barbie, Amazon Customer

"Heijens has written a character-driven legal thriller where the past and present collide to reveal dark secrets and expose the truth. The transitions between the 30-year-old past and the present day are deftly handled to keep the reader engaged and guessing to the end." - Cheryl Hollon, Author of the Webb Glass Shop Mysteries

"WRONGFUL CONVICTION is an intricate puzzle. Putting the pieces into place is fascinating for the reader." Louise Tichener, Author of the Baltimore Historical Mystery Series

"WRONGFUL CONVICTION is an expertly crafted page turner that is guaranteed to thrill readers, not only with a satisfying conclusion but also with heartwarming dose of justice. Put this on your must read list!" - Shannon Esposito, Author of the Pet Psychic Mystery series

"WRONGFUL CONVICTION, the first novel from a new author is a success! It's a good thing I started reading on the weekend as it was very difficult to put down." - Ray Belanger, St. Charles, MO

"If you like Iris Johansen, Mary Higgins Clark, Patricia Cornwell, Janet Ivanovich or the like, Heijens will not disappoint." - Leslie Valeska, Amazon Kindle Customer

"I was on the edge of my chair the whole time. I highly recommend WRONGFUL CONVICTION." - Nancy Merel, Mays Landing, NJ

"Janet Heijens is the real deal in mystery writing. Her characters come alive in both their contemporary setting and the racially charged 60's. Her story grabs and will not let you go until the truth many want left buried in the past is brought to light. Don't miss Heijens' first novel, WRONGFUL CONVICTION. It is a page turner." - M Draper, Amazon Customer

"WRONGFUL CONVICTION kept me page turning from the get go. The style was compelling and the characters engaging and provocative. It had everything one would expect from a good murder mystery. Let's hope this is the beginning of a series." - Susan Travis, Amazon Customer

"Excellent debut novel. Wonderful characters and well developed story. Hope this is the beginning of a long series." - Debbie Amsbaugh, Mobile Alabama

"Excellent read, once started and got into the book could not put down. Looking forward to the next one." - Robert Woods, Cambridge UK