Julia Heaberlin

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

  • Discover the nail-biting new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Black-Eyed Susans

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

    'Tense, darkly atmospheric . . .Takes your breath away with its sudden twists' DAILY MAIL

    Ten years ago, homecoming queen 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. And old suspicions are reignited.

    Yet when Wyatt finds a lost girl wandering a lonely highway, he convinces himself she's a sign. Someone to lead him to his sister. To clear his name.

    Watching him is police officer Odette Tucker. She's got history with the Branson family. And she knows they must tread carefully.

    Odette is 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?

    We Are All the Same in the Dark is the nail-biting thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author, perfect for anyone obsessed with HBO's Mare of Easttown.

    'One of my favourite 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

    'A disquieting, tense and suspenseful book that promises to keep you reading way into the night' Culture Fly

    'Twisty and atmospheric' Prima


    '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

    'Gripping' The Times

    'Breathtakingly, heart-stoppingly brilliant' Sophie Hannah

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

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

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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