Book Review: Things We Do In the Dark

THINGS WE DO IN THE DARK | Jennifer Hillier
07.19.2022 | Minotaur Books
Rating: 4.5/5 stars


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.

Jennifer Hillier first stole my book loving heart with JAR OF HEARTS and since then I’ve picked up everything she releases religiously. I love how easy it is to fall into Hillier’s books and become completely engrossed with the story, the characters, and the mysterious plot. (Just don’t remind me how I’m seriously slacking on reading her backlist!)

THINGS WE DO IN THE DARK centers around our main character of Paris Peralta. The story launches with Paris being accused of her husband’s murder, but there is a lot more to unpack within this book. Hillier not only gives the reader an interesting present day story, but also gives a look back into the very tangled web that is Paris’ past. I’ve seen a few reviews saying that the twists in this book were too easy to guess, but I actually believe that was the whole point. Hillier is putting Paris’ entire life out there for the reader to absorb and understand. The goal really isn’t to trick the reader with a red herring here and there, but to guide us to how Paris’ past and present collide and intersect. I absolutely loved this story and was completely invested in every aspect! I can’t wait to see what Hillier dreams up next!

CW: There are a lot of potential triggers within this book and as always I suggest checking out the full list readers have compiled on Storygraph.

A huge thank you to Minotaur Books for my gifted copy!

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