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MAY 28 

The Truth Is Easy To Miss,

Even When It's Right In Front of Us. 



book giveaway contest 

Congratulations to the
lucky winner:

Judith Mitchelly

Milwaukee, WI 


Some Choose Darkness 

By Charlie Donlea

Enter to Win 

May 15-May 31, 2019


(1 of 1) Signed Hardcover 

US Only

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Book Giveaway Contest:  

(1 of 1) signed hardcover copy of Charlie Donlea's SOME CHOOSE DARKNESS (5/28)  

Giveaway Dates:

May 15-May 31, 2019

A top thriller for Summer 2019.

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Official Rules: Open to US residents only. By submitting your entry to this contest you give Judith D Collins permission to add your name, email address, and mailing address to her mailing lists.


One winner will be chosen at random from all valid entries. Any entries received after that are invalid. This prize has no cash value and no cash will be exchanged. No purchase necessary to enter. All entry forms must be complete to be valid. Void where prohibited.  Winner will be announced in the June 1 Q&A Elevator with Charlie Donlea Newsletter.  Allow up to 6 weeks for delivery. 

Praise For
Some Choose

"In Donlea's skillful hands, this story of obsession, murder, and the search for truth is both a compassionate character study and a compelling thriller.”  
—Kirkus Reviews


"Donlea smoothly mixes red herrings and genuine clues...readers who relish a good puzzle will be rewarded.

—Publisher's Weekly  

“Part 1970s serial-killer thriller and part contemporary Chicago crime novel, this deceptively quick read has something for everyone.”




Named one of the most anticipated thrillers of 

Summer 2019 


"The anxiety and deep cleansing breaths will be a must with this serial killer thriller."



A modern master of suspense, critically acclaimed author Charlie Donlea returns with a taut, gripping novel about the deadly secrets hiding in plain sight . . .

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Q&A Coming
June 1, 2019 

Coming May 28, 2019 

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Publisher:  Kensington  

Pub Date:  May 28, 2019    Pages: 304 

Formats:    Hardcover, Paperback, e-book, audiobook

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#Kensington  #femalesleuth

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A modern master of suspense, critically acclaimed author Charlie Donlea returns with a taut, gripping novel about the deadly secrets hiding in plain sight . . .
The truth is easy to miss, even when it’s right in front of us. As a forensic reconstructionist, Rory Moore sheds light on cold-case homicides by piecing together crime scene details others fail to see. Cleaning out her late father’s law office a week after his burial, she receives a call that plunges her into a decades-old case come to life once more. 
In the summer of 1979, five Chicago women went missing. The predator, nicknamed The Thief, left no bodies and no clues behind—until police received a package from a mysterious woman named Angela Mitchell, whose unorthodox investigation skills appear to have led to his identity. But before they could question her, Angela disappeared. Forty years later, The Thief is about to be paroled for Angela’s murder—the only crime the DA could pin on him. But the cryptic file Rory finds in her father’s law office suggests there is more to the case, and Angela Mitchell, than what was fed to the public, the details of which have been buried for four decades. 
Rory’s talents are tested as she begins reconstructing Angela’s last days. Making one startling discovery after another, Rory becomes helplessly entangled in the enigma of Angela Mitchell and what happened to her. Drawing connections between the past and present, Rory uncovers dark truths about the reclusive victim, her father, and the man called The Thief that send her down a twisting trail where things may not be as they appear. As she continues to dig, even Rory can’t be prepared for the full, terrifying truth that is emerging . . .


About the Author


Charlie Donlea is the USA Today and International bestselling author of Summit Lake, The Girl Who Was Taken and Don't Believe It.  His fourth novel, Some Choose Darkness to be released May 28, 2019.


His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages across fifteen countries. He resides in Chicago with his wife and two young children.

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The Truth Is Easy To Miss,

Even When It's Right In Front of Us. 

Some Choose Darkness

Coming May 28, 2019 (US) 

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The Woman in Darkness

 April 2, 2019 (AU)  

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Some Choose Darkness 

May 28, 2019 (BR)  

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