Julia Heaberlin

We Are All the Same in the Dark
  • We Are All the Same in the Dark

  • The next nail-biting thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Black-Eyed Susans

    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.

    'Gorgeous writing, interesting characters, a unique setting, and an unsettling, surprising mystery. We Are All the Same in the Dark has it all' Amy Engel, bestselling author of The Familiar Dark

    Ten years ago Trumanell Branson disappeared, the only clue she leaves behind is a bloody handprint.

    Her pretty face still hangs like a watchful queen from the posters on the walls of the town's church, police station and high school. They all promise the same thing: We Will Find You. Meanwhile, her brother, Wyatt, lives as a pariah in the old family house, cleared of any involvement by the police but tried and sentenced in the court of public opinion and now in a sensational TV documentary about the crime.

    So when Wyatt finds a lost girl dumped in a field of dandelions, he believes she is a sign, someone to lead him to his sister and finally clear his name.

    Instead she leads him to young police officer Odette Tucker. She knows they must tread carefully - the town, still waiting for its missing girl to come home, is a tinderbox and this new arrival might just set it alight.

    But Odette can't look away.

    For in this twisty, atmospheric psychological thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Black-Eyed Susans, one lost girl may finally unearth the truth about another - and a town's dark heart.

    'One of my favorite reads of the year. 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


    'What a phenomenal book. The author doesn't just give you a mystery to solve but a mesmerizing story with people who get into your soul. Poetic, gut-wrenching, suspenseful'
    5***** Reader Review

    'This story sucked me in and spit me out. Captivating, suspenseful and heart-wrenching. The characters grab you and don't let go' 5***** Reader Review

    'Julia does it again! Brilliant, extraordinary, captivating. The excitability of this book pulls you into each page right along with Odette to solve the mystery. This is a must read
    ' 5***** Reader Review

    'I devoured every page. A disturbing, sad and moving mystery'
    5***** Reader Review

    'Captivating from start to finish'
    5***** Reader Review

    'A fantastic psychological thriller. Julia knows how to write disturbing characters that will have you questioning their motives and capabilities right up until the end'
    5***** Reader Review

    Praise for Julia Heaberlin

    'A thriller to make you remember why you love thrillers' Observer

    The Times

    'Wonderful . . . creepy . . . a work of art' Sunday Express

    'Strong characterisation, haunting images, a wonderful sense of place . . . well worth the read'

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.

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