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 a new TV documentary has judged otherwise, and old suspicions are reignited.
Police officer Odette Tucker is determined to solve the case. She's got history with the Branson family. And she knows they must tread carefully.
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
READERS LOVE WE ARE ALL THE SAME IN THE DARK:
'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
The disappearance of popular 19-year-old cheerleader Trumanell Branson and her violent father, Frank, still haunts Odette Tucker, a West Texas town's youngest deputy, 10 years later in this exceptional thriller from Heaberlin (Black-Eyed Susans). Trumanell's bloody handprint on her home's door was the only clue; her brother, Wyatt, now the town pariah and vilified in a TV documentary, is still the chief suspect. Odette visits Wyatt's remote farmhouse after hearing rumors that he has kidnapped a teenage girl. Wyatt claims he found the girl, whom he calls Angel, dumped in a field. Odette, who lost a leg in a traumatic accident, instantly bonds with Angel, who lost an eye while suffering violent abuse. Odette strives to help Angel, who at first refuses to talk, as she tries to unravel the mystery of what happened to Trumanell, whose reputation remains that of a near saint. 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.