Book Title: We Are All the Same in the Dark
Author: Julia Heaberlin
Publishing Date: 11 Aug 2020
No. of Pages: 352
(From Goodreads) The discovery of a girl abandoned by the side of the road threatens to unearth the long-buried secrets of a Texas town’s legendary cold case in this superb, atmospheric novel.
Wow !what a creepy thriller! From the beginning, this story is creepy and edgy! A brilliant way of storytelling without lagging anywhere and engaging from the first line to last! The storyline is simple with very complex characters and creepy narration! The life of physically challenged people, their raw feelings, the prosthetic eye & legs are highly informative and admirable! Couldn’t predict/ guess anything at all and so it made us chase for answers! The major twist in the middle of the story is shocking and makes us bite our nails!! Finally, we could find our answers, but still, not for all the questions! If you are a crime thriller lover you would enjoy it! I did and highly recommend it!
Thoughts while reading:
- Odette’s character is so messy, I couldn’t believe such a sharp brilliant police officer would tangle herself with past & present emotions! And so instead of showing her confident, achievement &braveness the story portraits her confusion weakness and instability. I kind of not like it when the story portrays women police officers as weak ones with personal emotions!
- On the other hand, I like the way Montana’s character portrayed. Love her courage, confidence, and “never give up” attitude with her silly teenage thoughts!
- In the middle of the story, the twist is mind-blowing but a lot of confusion and loops of the same thoughts sometimes test our patience and make us edgy.
- Though the end solves the main question, a lot of questions were unanswered which makes the story felt incomplete ( who took Tucker brothers pic when they washed The blood? why wayyatt should shut his mouth though he knows the truth, why didn’t he saved Odette with his truth, what’s the story of cemetery keepers part? Etc )
- The disabled person’s daily struggles and their feelings, their sufferings, they are such awareness contents and so my fav parts. hats off to the author for this brilliant work. End of the day “We are all the same in the dark” isn’t it?
Thanks to #netgalley and the publishers #randomhousepublsihing for this ARC. This review is straight from my heart not biased in any way!
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