Things we Do In The Dark Pdf Book is a Mystery Thriller Novel By Jennifer Hillier. This intriguing novel is a brilliant new thriller from Jennifer Hillier, the award-winning author of the breakout novels Little Secrets and Jar of Hearts. Paris Peralta is suspected of killing her celebrity husband, and her long-hidden past now threatens to destroy her future.
Things we Do In The Dark Book Summary
When Paris Peralta is arrested in her own bathroom—covered in blood, holding a straight razor, her celebrity husband dead in the bathtub behind her—she knows she’ll be charged with murder. But as bad as this looks, it’s not what worries her the most. With the unwanted media attention now surrounding her, it’s only a matter of time before someone from her long hidden past recognizes her and destroys the new life she’s worked so hard to build, along with any chance of a future.
Twenty-five years earlier, Ruby Reyes, known as the Ice Queen, was convicted of a similar murder in a trial that riveted Canada in the early nineties. Reyes knows who Paris really is, and when she’s unexpectedly released from prison, she threatens to expose all of Paris’s secrets. Left with no other choice, Paris must finally confront the dark past she escaped, once and for all. Because the only thing worse than a murder charge are two murder charges.
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About Jennifer Hillier Author of Things We Do In The Dark Pdf Book
Jennifer Hillier Author of Things We Do In The Dark Pdf imagines the worst about people and then writes about it. Born and raised in Toronto, she spent eight years in the Seattle area, which is where all her books are set.
She’s the USA Today, Globe and Mail, and Toronto Star bestselling author of THINGS WE DO IN THE DARK. Her six previous novels include the national bestseller LITTLE SECRETS, which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Anthony Award, and JAR OF HEARTS, which won the ITW Thriller Award for Best Hardcover Novel and was shortlisted for the Anthony and Macavity Awards. THINGS WE DO IN THE DARK is available now from Minotaur Books. Learn more about her at jenniferhillierbooks.com
Things We Do In The Dark pdf, Paperback, Hardcover Book Information
- Format Hardback | 352 pages
- Dimensions 155 x 235 x 25mm | 454g
- Publication date 25 Aug 2022
- Publisher St Martin’s Press
- Publication City/Country New York, United States
- Language English
- ISBN10 1250763169
- ISBN13 9781250763167
- Bestsellers rank 454,528
Things We Do In The Dark Book Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars I loved It!
Reviewed in the United States on August 18, 2022
4 1/2 stars.
My first book by Jennifer Hillier was Little Secrets and I loved it. So I was excited for her new book, Things We Do in the Dark, and I am happy to report this book did not disappoint. This book was just as good as the previous book I read.
Paris Peralta has been arrested for killing her husband. She was found in their bathroom, covered in blood holding a straight edge razor and her husband was dead in the bathtub behind her. Paris did not kill her husband, but it is not that she has been arrested that worries her, it is the fact that her husband was a famous comedian and his death, and her arrest is going to bring media attention to her, and Paris does not want anyone from her past to recognize her and destroy the new life she has worked hard to build for herself. Twenty-five years ago, Ruby Reyes was convicted of killing her married lover. Ruby knows who Paris is and after being released from prison early, she is threatening to expose Paris. Paris has no choice but to face her dark past.
This story is told in a dual timeline. The first timeline is in the present and follows Paris as she tries to clear her name in the death of her husband, as well as trying to keep her past from being exposed. I liked Paris and hoped that she would be able to figure out a way to prove her innocence. I figured out pretty early on what were some of the secrets from her past she was running from. In this timeline we also get the POV of Drew Malcom. Drew is a journalist, who currently has a podcast called “Things We Do in the Dark” and he is currently doing a segment on Ruby Reyes. It is during his research for the podcast that Drew unintentionally uncovers the secrets that Paris is trying to hide.
The second timeline was my favorite. This timeline is told from the POV of Ruby Reyes’ daughter Joey and takes place twenty-five years ago. In this timeline we follow Joey before and after her mother was convicted of murder. I loved Joey so much and had such sympathy for her. She had a very hard life. Her mother was abusive to her. She also suffered abuse from her mother’s many boyfriends, and once her mother was in prison and she went to live with her aunt, uncle and cousins, things did not get any better. I had tears in my eyes a few times while reading.
There is so much I want to say about this book but cannot without spoiling things. I loved everything about it. Even though I figured out the connection between Paris and Joey, there were still a few twists that caught me off guard. Hillier did an amazing job of bringing this story and the characters to life. I highly recommend Things We Do in the Dark. Be forewarned though, this book is pretty graphic in the blood department, and it does deal with child abuse.
4.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read
Reviewed in the United States on August 3, 2022
The beginning of the book grabs the reader right from the start and it stays mysterious. As I was reading, I was trying to figure out what was happening, but I couldn’t figure it out until Hillier wanted me to figure it out. That’s exactly what makes a good book, and what I look for in a good book. I was writing down theories at different points in the book, and my theories were all wrong!
Hillier’s character development is one of the best that I have read. As a reader, I felt that I grew up with the characters. I wasn’t left wondering anything about any of the characters. Hillier made sure not to leave any loose ends.
I give this book a 4/5 because I felt that it did drag on just a tad. This book was so hyped up that I expected to be on the edge of my seat the entire time, and I wasn’t. However, it still is a very good book and absolutely earned it’s 4 stars from me!
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Balance of Mystery and Suspense
Reviewed in the United States on August 14, 2022
I enjoyed reading this book. The author is a good writer, and the plot is well structured. She includes small mysteries along the way and a nice twist in the end. She uses a more contemporary style than many authors, but I find it refreshing. I like that the main character and several others are of Philippine heritage. This plays a role in the story but not a major one. The main character mentions select Filipino cuisine, all of which I am familiar with and have tasted as part of my international travels. She doesn’t mention fish head and rice which was a popular breakfast among the locals when I was in the PI. Enjoy the book.
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