We Are All the Same in the Dark by Julia Heaberlin
Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Pub Date 06 Aug 2020 | Michael Joseph
Swathi’s Rating: 4/5
About the Book
t’s been a decade since the town’s sweetheart Trumanell Branson disappeared, leaving only a bloody handprint behind.
Since her disappearance, Tru’s brother, Wyatt, has lived as an outcast, desperate to know what happened to his sister.
So when Wyatt finds a lost girl, he believes she is a sign.
But for new cop, Odette Tucker, this girl’s appearance reopens old wounds.
Determined to solve both cases, Odette fights to save a lost girl in the present and in doing so digs up a shocking truth about that fateful night in the past . . .
I was very excited about this novel after reading the blurb and it did not disappoint. Its a slow burn, dark and suspenseful thriller with an unusual premise and unreliable narratives and characters! That said, you’ll have to have a bit of patience and curiosity to read this one but I assure you, once the atmosphere is set, you’ll be addicted and never want to put it down until you know what happens next.
Told from three varying perspectives of Wyatt, Odette and Angel – three very different characters, this story is about the discovery of a one eyed young girl, left alone on the road in the middle of the night. Each of the characters have a particular effect upon this mysterious girl and you’ll have to learn more about Wyatt, Odette and Angel to know what happens in this dark and creepy, atmopheric thriller set in a small town where there are layers and layers of history.
Highly emotional, this book could have a deep psychological effect on the readers that is hard to shake even after days of reading it. Many thanks to Michael Joseph, Penguin UK for having me on the official blog tour. All opinions are solely mine.
Meet the Author
Julia Heaberlin is the author of the international bestseller BLACK-EYED SUSANS and PAPER GHOSTS, a finalist for Best Novel of the year by the International Thriller Writers. WE ARE ALL THE SAME IN THE DARK, her latest psychological thriller, has received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. Her books have sold to more than twenty countries, including two other psychological thrillers set in Texas, PLAYING DEAD and LIE STILL. A journalist, she has long held an interest in true crime and its lasting psychological effects on victims. Her books have examined themes of the Texas death penalty, dementia, prosthetics, and the power of DNA technology. Before writing novels, she was an award-winning editor for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Detroit News, and The Dallas Morning News. (Almost) a native Texan, Heaberlin lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth area where she is at work on her next book.