The Things We Do in the Dark by Jennifer Hillier

Published: July 19, 2022

Minotaur Books

Pages: 352

Genre: Psychological Thriller

KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.

Jennifer Hillier imagines the worst about people and then writes about it. Born and raised in Toronto and a proud Canadian, she spent eight years in the Seattle area, which is where all her books are set.

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.

“Everywhere you go, there you are.”

Joey grew up the child of abuse. Her mother didn’t protect her as she should have. When Joey died in a tragic fire, that should have been it. Paris has a past she can’t tell anyone about until someone from her past becomes a person in her present. Now, all of her self preservation is going to be tested.

Holy. The twists in this novel just kept coming. I really enjoyed how this story was told. I liked that is was broken into part, each explaining that period of time.

The alternating perspectives were good. The characters were fantastic, and their buildups and story arcs were solid.

I devoured this book. It’s hard to find a good place to pause- because as the story unfolds you find yourself being dragged in another direction.

The ending of this novel was fantastic. This would make an amazing TV show if done correctly. The twists and turns were brilliantly played.

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