The Thriller That Will Put Your Netflix Bingeing On Hold...



Coming May 28, 2019

Dear Friends,

My latest thriller, Some Choose Darkness, will be released on May 28, 2019. An early surge of purchases in the first week of release is an author’s best friend, so please consider either pre-ordering the book today or picking it from your local bookseller next week.

Some Choose Darkness has been described as “dark and moody.” It introduces a new character named Rory Moore, a forensic reconstructionist who specializes in solving cold case homicides that have stumped all the best detectives.

Her many “flaws”—like her OCD and her nervousness, her lack of close relationships, and her general avoidance of life— likely explain why she’s so good at what she does. She’s an introvert and a recluse who finds that she’s closer to the victims whose murders she solves than to any person in her life.

The case she falls into in Some Choose Darkness has to do with five women who went missing in 1979, and the mysterious woman who tried to find them before she suspiciously disappeared herself. A strange discovery in her father’s law office becomes Rory’s first lead to finding her...

I hope you love this one!

—Charlie Donlea

Newsletter Originally Published

May 24, 2019


"In Donlea's skillful hands, this story of obsession, murder, and the search for truth is both a compassionate character study and a compelling thriller." —Kirkus Reviews

“Donlea smoothly mixes red herrings and genuine clues...readers who relish a good puzzle will be rewarded.”

—Publisher's Weekly

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


"Named one of the most anticipated thrillers of Summer 2019."


“A harrowing ride full of twists and turns.”

—Press Republican


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 . . .

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Book Details

304 Pages

Publisher: Kensington

Pub Date: US May 28, 2019

ISBN-10: 1496713818

ISBN-13: 978-1496713810


Formats: e-book and Hardcover

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Charlie Donlea is the USA Today and International bestselling author of Summit Lake, The Girl Who Was Taken and Don't Believe It. His fourth novel, Some Choose Darkness to be released May 28, 2019. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages across fifteen countries. He resides in Chicago with his wife and two young children.

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