Can't Put Down this Crime Thriller

This thriller kept me coming back for more. I couldn't put it down, and I enjoyed every minute. If you are a crime drama, psychological thriller, or murder mystery lover, this one is for you.

We Are All the Same in the Dark is a psychological thriller. When a young girl is found abandoned on the side of a desert highway in Texas getting her to safety is going to require facing the dark past.

I really appreciated the different POV characters. The way that the handoff was switched between timelines and characters felt like a natural progression of true crime sleuthing. It echoes the theme that bad luck and stories alike can be handed from one person to the next and sometimes innocents get caught in the crossfire.

She caught it from someone else. That’s how bad luck works, a germ that travels as fast as it can from one of us to the next, hoping for a mortal wound, but happy with whatever it can get.

This book keeps you guessing. While there were parts of the reveal that I predicted, there was a lot that shocked me. The short chapters kept me turning the pages long after I had said I would move on to something else. Throughout the book, Heaberlin hints that you won't know the full story until the end. I bet re-reading of this would be a lot of fun.

Bunny says you never really know how it’s going until the end. It could always be a surprise.

The debate over who has power is captivating. Heaberlin weighs the wealth, beauty, and political capital of all these characters in this small Texas town. None of which is as unique as Heaberlin's perspective on ability as its own form of power. As Odette and Angel struggle to overcome their physical disabilities, they show how the traditionally disabled can overcome the traditionally powerful. I love how it reminds us that we are all both broken and whole.

If everybody’s holes were as obvious as a missing body part, what would the word disabled even mean? Would we erase disabled from the dictionary? Would the word not even exist, because all of us are both broken and whole?

Overall, this was a win for me. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it if you need a quick read or just love a good murder mystery. On the surface, it was gripping. When I go deeper, I enjoy the poignant tale of power and luck.


Mystery & Thrillers