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We Are All the Same in the Dark

We Are All the Same in the Dark

A Novel

Book - 2020
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"A seasoned cop's interest in a mysterious one-eyed girl takes her back to the worst night of her life in this fast-paced thriller from the internationally bestselling author of Black-Eyed Susans. They call her Angel. Found on the side of a remote highway, half-dead and blowing wishes in a field of dandelions, the young girl refuses to speak. No one knows who she is or where she came from--only that she fell from the sky. It's Wyatt who finds her and takes her home to nurse her back to health, setting into motion the town's rumor mill. A pariah, Wyatt still believes he can still communicate with his long-gone sister, and he might be the only one left who knows the truth about the night of her disappearance. The night that Wyatt's cousin, Odette Tucker, also lost something important: her leg. Now a cop, uninhibited by her prosthetic, Odette must reenter Wyatt's ghost-ridden world. In Angel's case and her beautiful green eye, she sees her once-broken self and all the things she was told she'd never do. As she begins to coax Angel into speaking and slowly pieces together her identity, Odette is ignited to reopen the cold case that has haunted her. Soon she is ensnared in a lethal game of cat and mouse with someone who doesn't want that night revisited. The night that inspired her to become a cop, the night her friend disappeared and they both exploded into a small Texas town's dark, violent mythology"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2020]
Edition: First Edition.
ISBN: 9780525621676
0525621679
Branch Call Number: FICTION HEABERLIN
Characteristics: 340 p. ; 25 cm.

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ArapahoeChristineS Mar 08, 2021

Don’t let the summary mislead you, this is not faced paced, and not quite a thriller (Wyatt and Odette aren’t even cousins, as the summary says). This was a beautifully written, slow, simmering, mystery with a punch. Moody, atmospheric, and dark, with strong, smart, and resilient female characters. I savored the stories and the deepening mysteries. I could see this as a limited series with a True Detective feel too it. I will absolutely read more from this author.

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Katie_Dublin
Dec 26, 2020

An intriguing thriller, but I had to deduct a star for the conclusion. The out of left field explanation was not very satisfying.

ArapahoeAlyson Sep 09, 2020

I really enjoyed the audiobook version of this atmospheric mystery/thriller. Three great characters narrate different sections and I was really pulled into each of their stories. The story is darker than the beautiful cover implies!

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darladoodles
Aug 03, 2020

Kapow! This book packs a powerful punch. The three women in this book -- Trumanell, Odette, and Angel -- will remain with you even when you have closed the book. The list of words to describe them: tender, resilient, strong, resourceful, kind, and empathetic. Words that are handed down from a father to his daughter and from that daughter to a runaway. Those words will be treasured and help bring resolution for the town where the Blue House holds its secrets. That first line:

"She has a bad, bad mystery to her."

Read that -- and you are invested. You will not want to put this one down until the end. Beginning with "Lost" and ending with "Found." If you like this one and have not read the Naomi Cottle books by Rene Denefield, try those next.

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