Jennifer Hillier
Things We Do in the Dark

Goodreads Choice Award Nominee • Loan Stars Best and Brightest 2022 • Book of the Month Club Selection • Loan Stars Top Adult Pick • LibraryReads Pick and Hall of Fame • Indigo Staff Pick • Amazon Best Book • Amazon Editor’s Spotlight Pick

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Things We Do in the Dark

Now available in paperback

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.

“Gripping… you (will) beg for more.”
Kirkus Reviews
“Taut… this heartfelt account of one woman’s attempt to break free of an abusive childhood will resonate with many.”
Publishers Weekly
“The writing is superb… Hillier is a must-read for the mystery genre.”
Library Journal
“This dark and sinister thriller will sit in your heart long after you turn the final page.”
“A superb novel—expertly plotted and written, utterly authentic. Unputdownable.”
Shari Lapena

“Stunningly propulsive… hands-down one of the most powerful books I’ve ever read.”
Samantha M. Bailey, #1 international bestselling author of Watch Out For Her

“Knockout fantastic… A true masterclass in thriller writing.”
Hannah Mary McKinnon, internationally bestselling author of Never Coming Home

“Hillier has a style and verve that is unmatched… a timely, engrossing thriller.”
Alex Segura, acclaimed author of Secret Identity