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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 Roanoke Girls
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
Praise for Julia Heaberlin
'A thriller to make you remember why you love thrillers' Observer
'Gripping' The Times
'Wonderful . . . creepy . . . a work of art' Sunday Express
'Strong characterisation, haunting images, a wonderful sense of place . . . well worth the read' Guardian
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TENSE, DARKLY ATMOSPHERIC. TAKES YOUR BREATH AWAY WITH ITS SUDDEN TWISTS. GRACEFULLY WRITTEN, WITH CHARACTER THAT LEAP OFF THE PAGE AND INTO YOUR IMAGINATION
Twisty and atmospheric
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
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
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
An intense, intelligent thrill-ride of a book - undoubtedly the one I will be recommending all year
A story so deftly told that it pulls you in and swallows you whole
[Heaberlin] brilliantly captures the atmosphere and rough beauty of a strange and divided state
A disquieting, tense and suspenseful book that promises to keep you reading way into the night
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