Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Length: 352 pages
Audiobook Length: 12 hours
First Published: 2022
When Paris Peralta is found covered in blood standing over her celebrity husband’s dead body holding a straight razor, she knows she’s looking at a murder charge. Yet, Paris is more worried about her past secrets. Twenty-five years ago, Ruby Reyes was convicted for a similar murder in Canada. Unexpectedly released from prison, Ruby threatens to expose Paris’s past, which might force Paris to face two murder charges.
Things We Do in the Dark was a boilerplate mystery with twists so formulaic and obvious they were easy to guess. Although the novel starts in the present day, most of the narrative ends up being tedious backstory explanation. Yet, it was still a quick fun read that made for an enjoyable afternoon, if not a memorable one.
Things We Do in the Dark is 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.
About Jennifer Hillier
Jennifer Hillier is an author whose works include Little Secrets, Jar of Hearts, and Things We Do in the Dark. A Filipino-Canadian born and raised in Toronto, Hillier currently lives in Oakville, Ontario Visit the author’s website →