Review: Booklist—Some Choose Darkness

Updated: Jun 8, 2019


“Part 1970s serial-killer thriller and part contemporary Chicago crime novel, this deceptively quick read has something for everyone.”



Issue: May 1, 2019

Some Choose Darkness.

By Charlie Donlea

June 2019. 304p. Kensington, $26 (9781496713810); e-book, $12.99 (9781496713834)


Rory Moore is a forensic reconstructionist who uses her genius IQ and phenomenal attention to detail to reassemble crime scenes and the events that happened there. When her lawyer father dies, she’s forced to dust off her law degree and represent one of his clients at a decades-delayed parole hearing. Researching the case, she finds parallels between herself and the inmate’s alleged victim, Angela Mitchell, who

disappeared in 1979, one of five Chicago women who were presumed abducted that summer. Angela was considered “odd” or “fragile” by her family and friends, but Rory recognizes the behaviors of an autistic woman trying to drown out the sounds of a distracting world. Part 1970s serial-killer thriller and part

contemporary Chicago crime novel, this deceptively quick read has something for everyone. This is bestselling author Donlea’s fourth novel (following Don’t Believe It, 2018).


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