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We Are All the Same in the Dark

Julia Heaberlin



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14 September 2021
The discovery of a girl abandoned by the side of the road threatens to unearth the long-buried secrets of a Texas town's legendary cold case, in this new nail-biting thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Black-Eyed Susans.

Ten years ago, Trumanell Branson vanished.

Her farewell message?

A bloody handprint left on a wall.

Back then, the police cleared her brother Wyatt of any crime.

But now a TV documentary has judged otherwise.

When Wyatt finds a lost girl wandering a lonely highway, he convinces himself she's a sign.

Someone to lead him to his sister and clear his name.

Watching him is police officer Odette Tucker.

She's determined to solve both cases, but will digging into this town's deeply buried secrets do more harm than good? And what will happen when the shocking truth is finally exposed?
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   298g
ISBN:   9781405940795
ISBN 10:   1405940794
Pages:   400
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Julia Heaberlin is an award-winning journalist. She has also edited numerous real-life thriller stories, including a series on the perplexing and tragic murders of girls buried in the Mexican desert and another on domestic violence. She lives with her husband and son in Texas. Her previous novel, Black-Eyed Susans, was a Sunday Times number two bestseller and a Simon Mayo Radio 2 Book Club selection as well as Waterstones Thriller of the Month.

Reviews for We Are All the Same in the Dark

TENSE, DARKLY ATMOSPHERIC. TAKES YOUR BREATH AWAY WITH ITS SUDDEN TWISTS. GRACEFULLY WRITTEN, WITH CHARACTER THAT LEAP OFF THE PAGE AND INTO YOUR IMAGINATION * DAILY MAIL * Twisty and atmospheric * Prima * One of my favorite reads of the year. I wanted to sit and savor Heaberlin's beautiful prose but the twisty plot and unexpected revelations propelled me through the pages of this spine-chilling novel . . . Absolutely mesmerizing * Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of The Weight of Silence * I'm not sure I can put into words how much I loved this book. Gorgeous writing, interesting characters, a unique setting, and an unsettling, surprising mystery. At one point, I actually gasped out loud both from the beauty of the writing and the shock of the story. We Are All the Same in the Dark has it all -- Amy Engel * bestselling author of The Familiar Dark * Exceptional . . . After a devastating twist halfway through, the intense plot builds to an emotional finale. Heaberlin sensitively addresses issues of survival and vulnerability in this heart-wrenching gothic tale * Publishers Weekly * An intense, intelligent thrill-ride of a book - undoubtedly the one I will be recommending all year -- Elizabeth Haynes A story so deftly told that it pulls you in and swallows you whole -- Taylor Stevens * New York Times bestselling author of Liars' Legacy * [Heaberlin] brilliantly captures the atmosphere and rough beauty of a strange and divided state * CrimeReads * A disquieting, tense and suspenseful book that promises to keep you reading way into the night * Culture Fly * A gripping, richly-layered exploration of haunted souls in a haunted place. Julia Heaberlin's complex and memorable characters propel a story that keeps you guessing at every turn -- Lou Berney * author of November Road * Unsettling and atmospheric. Tense and Edgy. Julia Heaberlin holds you spellbound all the way to the emotional and devastating conclusion * internationally bestselling author of The Rumor * One of the best stand-alone mysteries I've read in a while; thrilling and complex, with richly imagined characters who will break your heart even as they confront the monsters, real and imagined, that hide in the dark -- Kathleen Kent If you only read one thriller this year, let it be this one. Psychologically absorbing, original and atmospheric. I could not turn the pages fast enough -- Elin Hilderbrand, author of <i>28 Summers</i> Heaberlin knows how to build to a truly shocking twist, how to break a reader's heart and then begin mending it * Dallas Morning News * Praise for Julia Heaberlin * : * A beautifully written and extraordinary book * Sophie Hannah * A thriller to remember why you love thrillers * Observer * Strong characterisation, haunting images, a wonderful sense of place * Guardian * Rich, multilayered characters . . . I wanted to sit and savor her beautiful prose but the twisty plot and unexpected revelations propelled me through this spine-chilling novel . . . absolutely mesmerizing The author of Black-Eyed Susans returns with an elegantly written tale, set in a world where women are vulnerable and men are dangerous, the finger of suspicion pointing at them all * Daily Express * An emotionally charged story . . . there are so many layers to Heaberlin's story which keeps the mystery going right up until the end * Culturefly *

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