After having this ARC sitting in my Kindle for a while I finally decided to read it and boy, am I glad I did! I've never read anything by Jennifer Hiller and I was delighted to see how unique and interesting her writing style is. I was enthralled from the very first page.

This story is truly unlike anything I've ever read before and had so many different elements, I didn't know where to put my focus first. It also had one of the more explosive, interesting, unforeseen endings I've experienced in a thriller in a while. 

Things We Do in the Dark by Jennifer Hiller will be published on July 19th.

Let's get into the review! 

Publisher's Summary

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.

My Thoughts

I thought this was a very interesting plot and it kept me interested from the very first page. At first, I didn't know how Paris was going to be connected to Drew, or if she even would be so seeing that come together was very thrilling. One thing about this book is that everything came together, secrets and all. Once everything was revealed and the cards were laid out, everything made sense which was wonderful.

The story of Ruby was terrifying and as I was reading those parts of the story I couldn't believe what a horrible person she was, especially to her daughter Joey. There were also times when I didn't know what was real and what was not, it was confusing in a good way.

Joey's stories were so heartbreaking and horrible that it took a lot for me to read them. I have read some of the most intense, trigger-warning needed books ever but this was really hard for me to get through. It made my heart hurt. 

This was the type of novel that really kept me guessing until the last page; you think you know what is going to happen but then the rug is pulled out from under you and you are met with a completely different ending. I can't say much more without giving it away but this isn't the book you think it is once you start reading.

Things We Do in the Dark was a book made for mystery lovers; it has everything that you want from a thriller: multiple POVs, past and present flashbacks, murder(s), mystery, and secrets. 

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