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Things We Do in the Dark

By: Jennifer Hillier

ISBN: 978-1250763167

Publisher: Minotaur Books

Publication Date: 07/19/2022

Format: Hardcover

My Rating: Currently Reading (ARC)



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.

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 the Author

Hi there, I’m Jennifer Hillier. I imagine the worst about people, and then write about it. My newest psychological thriller, Little Secrets, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Anthony Award, and is available now from Minotaur Books. I’m also the author of Jar of Hearts (Minotaur), Creep, Freak, The Butcher, and Wonderland (Gallery Books). Jar of Hearts was shortlisted for the Anthony and Macavity Awards, and it won the Thriller Award for Best Hardcover Novel in 2019.

I was in born in Toronto, but I spent eight years in the Seattle area, which is where all my novels are set. I’m a Seahawks fan but I married a Packers guy. We have a young son who looks most like me when he’s crying. I’m afraid of the dark and can’t sleep unless I’ve checked the locks on the doors several times. I love writing when it’s raining, sleeping when it’s sunny, and reading after everyone else has gone to bed. I cherish my family (those who read, and those who don’t), and my friends (those who write, and those who don’t).

I also have a newsletter, which I mostly forget to write and send out, but when I do, it’s pretty good. You can sign up here. You can also find me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, but hopefully not every day. I’m currently writing my seventh novel, due out in Spring 2022.

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"Things We Do in the Dark is a superb novel―expertly plotted and written, utterly authentic. Unputdownable.”

―Shari Lapena, New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door and Not a Happy Family

"Jennifer Hillier writes the kind of propulsive, no-holds-barred crime fiction that keeps you up at night, with a style and verve that is unmatched. Things We Do in the Dark is a timely, engrossing thriller that will keep you turning the pages until dawn’s light starts to creep through your bedroom window. Hillier is a master.”

―Alex Segura, author of Secret Identity

“It’s no secret Jennifer Hillier has inspired me for years and with good reason―her writing is knockout fantastic. In Things We Do In the Dark, she expertly weaves a tale that’s suspenseful, twisted and shocking, but equally tender with a vulnerability that will crawl right into your ribcage and sit in your heart. A true masterclass in thriller writing, this is a novel you do not want to miss.” ―Hannah Mary McKinnon, internationally bestselling author of Never Coming Home

"A twisted dark love story wrapped in a haunting emotional journey--this sinister and gripping psychological thriller is an absolute winner. A riveting tale of innocence and experience, of necessity and revenge, and the understanding of power, Things We Do in the Dark takes us places we never thought we'd go, and reveals the perils of fame, family, and ambition. Jennifer Hillier writes with passion, compassion and bravery. This book is a triumph."

―Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of Her Perfect Life

"One of the best writers in the genre, Jennifer Hillier is synonymous with the deeply thought-provoking, raw, twisty thriller. With exceptionally structured shifting timelines, Hillier takes suspense to the next level, immediately drawing the reader into the dark world of an incredibly layered, mesmerizing heroine. Stunningly propulsive, brilliantly written, and irresistibly addictive, this is hands-down one of the most powerful books I've ever read."

―Samantha M. Bailey, international bestselling author of Woman on the Edge and Watch Out for Her


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