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  • Published: 29 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241385500
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $32.99

We Are All the Same in the Dark




The Sunday Times bestselling author of Black-Eyed Susans returns with an atmospheric Texan thriller

Ten years ago Trumanell Branson disappeared.

Her brother, Wyatt, lives as a pariah, cleared of any involvement but tried and sentenced in the court of public opinion.

So when he finds a lost girl 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.

  • Published: 29 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241385500
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $32.99

About the author

Julia Heaberlin

Julia Heaberlin grew up in Decatur, Texas, a small town that sits under a big sky. It provided a dreamy girl with a great library, a character behind every door, and as many secrets as she'd find anyplace else. An award-winning journalist, she has worked as an editor at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Dallas Morning News and the Detroit News. Black-Eyed Susans is her third psychological thriller set in Texas. She lives near Dallas/Fort Worth with her husband and has a son who attends the University of Texas at Austin. She is currently at work on her next novel of suspense.

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Praise for We Are All the Same in the Dark

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

A story so deftly told that it pulls you in and swallows you whole

Taylor Stevens, New York Times bestselling author of Liars' Legacy

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

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

Unsettling and atmospheric. Tense and Edgy. Julia Heaberlin holds you spellbound all the way to the emotional and devastating conclusion

Lesley Kara, internationally bestselling author of The Rumor

Praise for Julia Heaberlin

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A thriller to remember why you love thrillers

Observer

Strong characterisation, haunting images, a wonderful sense of place

Guardian

A beautifully written and extraordinary book

Sophie Hannah

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>

An intense, intelligent thrill-ride of a book - undoubtedly the one I will be recommending all year

Elizabeth Haynes

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

[Heaberlin] brilliantly captures the atmosphere and rough beauty of a strange and divided state

CrimeReads

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

Heather Gudenkauf, bestselling author of <i>The Weight of Silence</i>

Twisty and atmospheric

Prima

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

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

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

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

Culture Fly

An emotionally charged story . . . there are so many layers to Heaberlin's story which keeps the mystery going right up until the end

Culturefly

Strong characterisation, haunting images, a wonderful sense of place

Guardian

Praise for Julia Heaberlin

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A thriller to remember why you love thrillers

Observer

A beautifully written and extraordinary book

Sophie Hannah

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