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Updated: Jun 17, 2019

A modern master of suspense, critically acclaimed author Charlie Donlea returns with a taut, gripping novel about the deadly secrets hiding in plain sight.

Some Choose Darkness Coming May 28, 2019

Dear Readers,

As 2018 comes to a close, I wanted to say Thank You for making it such an exciting twelve months. Your dedication to my novels not only sent me on an international book tour but gave me the thrill of seeing my books on many bestsellers lists—including the surreal week when my audiobook elbowed past my writing idol, John Grisham, to take the #1 spot. Much, much appreciated!

Looking to 2019,

the paperback of Don’t Believe It will hit shelves on March 26th—just in time for Spring Break. And my new novel, Some Choose Darkness, will be available on May 28th. It’s dark and moody, and I hope you love it!

Details are below, and many more to come in the new year.

Please check my Facebook Page —Charlie Donlea – Author—for a fun giveaway (and great gift idea) just before Christmas.

Happy New Year!

—Charlie Donlea


Some Choose Darkness

(US) Coming May 28, 2019 

A modern master of suspense, critically acclaimed author Charlie Donlea returns with a taut, gripping novel about the deadly secrets hiding in plain sight . . .

The truth is easy to miss, even when it’s right in front of us. As a forensic reconstructionist, Rory Moore sheds light on cold-case homicides by piecing together crime scene details others fail to see. Cleaning out her late father’s law office a week after his burial, she receives a call that plunges her into a decades-old case come to life once more. 

In the summer of 1979, five Chicago women went missing. The predator, nicknamed The Thief, left no bodies and no clues behind—until police received a package from a mysterious woman named Angela Mitchell, whose unorthodox investigation skills appear to have led to his identity. But before they could question her, Angela disappeared. Forty years later, The Thief is about to be paroled for Angela’s murder—the only crime the DA could pin on him. But the cryptic file Rory finds in her father’s law office suggests there is more to the case, and Angela Mitchell, than what was fed to the public, the details of which have been buried for four decades. 

Rory’s talents are tested as she begins reconstructing Angela’s last days. Making one startling discovery after another, Rory becomes helplessly entangled in the enigma of Angela Mitchell and what happened to her. Drawing connections between the past and present, Rory uncovers dark truths about the reclusive victim, her father, and the man called The Thief that sends her down a twisting trail where things may not be as they appear. As she continues to dig, even Rory can’t be prepared for the full, terrifying truth that is emerging . . .

Book Details

304 Pages Publisher:  Kensington

Pub Date:  US May 28, 2019

ISBN-10:  1496713818 ISBN-13:  978-1496713810


Formats: e-book and Hardcover 


The Woman in Darkness

(AU) Coming April 2, 2019

From the author of The Girl Who Was Taken and Don't Believe It, a taut, gripping thriller about the deadly secrets that hide in plain sight . . .

Charlie Donlea's chilling new suspense thriller is the story of two women, separated by forty years, yet both inextricably linked by a series of horrific murders that took place in 1979.

"She wondered if the mysterious woman had chosen darkness. Or if darkness had chosen her."

Book Details 400 Pages

Pub Date: AU April 2, 2019

Paperback ISBN: 9780143795155

Publisher: Bantam Australia

EBook ISBN: 9780143795162

Publisher: Random House Australia


Don't Believe ItMass Market Paperback

(US) March 26, 2019


Mass-Market Paperback

Coming  March 26, 2019 

A tropical island. A grisly murder. And a documentary filmmaker looking for answers…

From acclaimed author, Charlie Donlea comes a twisting, impossible-to-put-down novel of suspense in which a filmmaker helps clear a woman convicted of murder--only to find she may be a puppet in a sinister game.

Pub Date: March 26, 2019 

Available for Pre-order Now 

ISBN-10: 0786042214 ISBN-13: 978-0786042210

Publisher:  Pinnacle  304 pages


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