We Are All the Same in the Dark
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, in this new nail-biting thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Black-Eyed Susans.
Ten years ago, 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.
When Wyatt finds a lost girl wandering a lonely highway,
he convinces himself she's a sign.
Someone to lead him to his sister and clear his name.
Watching him is police officer Odette Tucker.
She's 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?
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 allAmy Engel, bestselling author of The Familiar Dark
A story so deftly told that it pulls you in and swallows you wholeTaylor 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 turnLou 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 mesmerizingHeather 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 conclusionLesley Kara, internationally bestselling author of The Rumor
Praise for Julia Heaberlin:
A thriller to remember why you love thrillersObserver
Strong characterisation, haunting images, a wonderful sense of placeGuardian
A beautifully written and extraordinary bookSophie 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 darkKathleen 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 enoughElin Hilderbrand, author of <i>28 Summers</i>
An intense, intelligent thrill-ride of a book - undoubtedly the one I will be recommending all yearElizabeth 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 talePublishers Weekly
[Heaberlin] brilliantly captures the atmosphere and rough beauty of a strange and divided stateCrimeReads
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 mesmerizingHeather Gudenkauf, bestselling author of <i>The Weight of Silence</i>
Twisty and atmosphericPrima
TENSE, DARKLY ATMOSPHERIC. TAKES YOUR BREATH AWAY WITH ITS SUDDEN TWISTS. GRACEFULLY WRITTEN, WITH CHARACTER THAT LEAP OFF THE PAGE AND INTO YOUR IMAGINATIONDAILY MAIL
Heaberlin knows how to build to a truly shocking twist, how to break a reader's heart and then begin mending itDallas 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 allDaily Express
A disquieting, tense and suspenseful book that promises to keep you reading way into the nightCulture Fly
An emotionally charged story . . . there are so many layers to Heaberlin's story which keeps the mystery going right up until the endCulturefly