St. Petersburg Times (now Tampa Bay Times)

I recommend this completely absorbing, scrupulously researched thriller to anyone who enjoys an edge-of-the-seat read. The conclusion is as shattering as the opening. This is one bang-up book.

New York Daily News

Fine entertainment.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Superb … It reads like a multimillion-dollar movie thriller.

The Boston Sunday Globe

Good reporters do not always good novelists make, but Jean Heller is both.


THE SOMEDAY FILE is a well-written mystery with a really well-thought out plot.

Diane J., Goodreads member, on THE SOMEDAY FILE

Great book with an amazing female lead character… A great read.

Ann Livi Andrews, and Goodreads, on THE SOMEDAY FILE

I thoroughly enjoyed this book…The writing is excellent, the dialogue is smooth and natural, and I fell in love with the characters. Deuce is funny, likable, and easy to relate to. It didn’t take long for me to grow attached to her. And the struggle is realistic. I love watching her fall down the rabbit hole, so to speak, as she finds herself digging deeper and deeper into the investigation…I loved the twists and turns and the shocking ending. I look forward to reading more of Deuce’s stories.

Ron Alvarez, retired NYPD lieutenant

I really enjoyed THE SOMEDAY FILE. Heller does a great job of taking the reader through the step-by-step process of a intriguing investigation, connecting tragic events—separated by over 50 years—with one surprise after another.

Wendy Tyson, International Thriller Writers “Big Thrill Newsletter”

Well-plotted and tightly-written, with a fascinating glimpse into the sometimes grim reality of print journalism, THE SOMEDAY FILE is a thrilling read.

Paul Levine, author of BUM RAP

Jean Heller knows newspapers and she knows Chicago. It’s no wonder that her fictional female columnist Deuce Mora rings true. The tenacious reporter sinks her teeth into a grisly half-century old crime with the odds stacked against her and the body-count mounting. Like Jack Nicholson’s character in Chinatown¸ Deuce sticks her nose in other people’s business and finds dead-ends and danger at every turn. Part journalism procedural, part character study, THE SOMEDAY FILE is a humdinger of a mystery, the first of a welcome new series.

Publishers Weekly/BookLife

Well-crafted and suspenseful…The story line is nicely twisty without stretching probability.

Kirkus Reviews

A carefully plotted mystery, the first in a series featuring indefatigable Chicago columnist Deuce Mora…Heller should be able to get a lot of mileage out of such a great character and supporting cast. A promising first adventure; if Heller can keep the quality this high, mystery fans will have a lot to look forward to.