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Things We Do in The Dark

By Jennifer Hillier

A Chilling and Immersive Psychological Thriller



The police found a shocked and disheveled Paris Peralta in the bathroom of her posh Seattle home covered in blood and holding a straight-edge razor. Her celebrity husband is dead, lying in a bathtub full of water and blood behind her. Paris is immediately arrested and charged with murder. What worries Paris the most is that the unwanted media attention will unveil her hidden past.

Twenty-five years earlier, Ruby Reyes, the Ice Queen, was convicted of her wealthy lover’s murder in a trial that riveted Canada in the early 90s. Reyes claims she knows who Paris really is, and when she is unexpectedly released from prison, she threatens to expose all of Paris’s secrets.

Left with no other choice, Paris must finally confront the difficult childhood and the dark past she escaped long ago.


Things We Do in the Night is a multilayered psychological thriller full of unrelenting tension. The story is immediately compelling and impossible to put down. The writing is solid and spellbinding. It may even be a little graphic for some who recoil at blood and murder.

The characters are creative, robust, and delightfully unique. I loved Paris’s character, resiliency, and strength in taking care of matters. Ruby’s character is a piece of work, and you’ll feel very justified in your dislike of this horrendous person. Drew Malcolm, a true-crime podcaster, is on a mission. He is furious that Ruby is getting out of prison and having a second chance at life, while her daughter Joey is dead. He is going to make sure his three million listeners of his podcast, The Things We Do in the Dark know just how despicable Ruby is.

Author Jennifer Hillier was born and raised in Toronto but she spent eight years in the Seattle area, where most of her books are set. She’s the author of a several psychological thrillers, including her recent bestsellers Little Secrets (2020) and Jar of Hearts (2018)

Thanks to Netgalley and St. Martin’s Press and Minotaur Books for an advance reading copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

Publisher Minotaur Books

Published July 19, 2022

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