Things We Do in the Dark by Jennifer Hillier

"Mystery" Genre card with dark woods and light in the distance
Person in dark woods titled "Suspense"

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Jennifer Hillier continues to surprise me with her detailed storylines, compelling characters, and fantastic plots! Things We Do in the Dark is a story woven between the current time and the early years of the main character. It was a fantastic story, and I would recommend it for domestic suspense readers!

Paris Peralta has a past, and she hopes to always keep it separated from her current life. When she finds her famous husband dead in the bathtub, and the police find her in what looks like a murdering position, she’s thrown into the spotlight. With her face in every media avenue, her past smashes into her present, and we’re along for the ride!

I enjoyed that this story was told through Paris’ perspective as well as a podcast reporter, Drew. I enjoyed Drew’s perspective and voice in the story. He gave interesting backstory, and I enjoyed having him in the story.

This one isn’t a heart pounding thriller like some of Hillier’s book, so I would recommend going into this one as more of a mystery to unravel and understand. I knew where we were headed for most of the book, but I still found the reveals to be fun and interesting. I enjoyed the storytelling, and I would absolutely recommend this!

Content Warnings:
I really appreciate that at the beginning of this one, there were content warnings provided. All books should have that! Here are the ones I want to highlight:
Sexual abuse, physical abuse, child neglect and abuse, child sexual abuse, suicide

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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.

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.

Just the Facts:

Things We Do in the Dark by Jennifer Hillier
Genre: Domestic Suspense
Publisher: Minotaur
Pub Date: July 19, 2022


I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.

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