The Woman in Darkness Available Now!

Updated: Apr 3, 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 . . .Coming to Australia April 2, 2019. Available now.

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.

Note to readers: This is the identical book as the (US Edition) Some Choose Darkness. The different book title and cover is for the Australian (AU Edition), only.


Available in australia Now!

2 April 2019

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

As a forensic reconstructionist, Rory Moore sheds light on cold-case homicides by piecing together details others fail to see. And while cleaning out her late father’s law office, she takes a call that plunges her into a forty-year-old mystery.

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, which uncovered his identity. But before police could question her, Angela disappeared.

Forty years later, The Thief is about to be paroled for Angela’s murder – the only killing the DA could pin on him. But a cryptic file found in her father’s office suggests to Rory there is more to the case than anyone knew.

Soon Rory is helplessly entangled in the enigma of Angela Mitchell and what happened to her. Drawing connections between the past and present, she uncovers dark truths about the reclusive woman, her own father, and the man called The Thief.

But not even Rory is prepared for the terrifying secrets about to emerge… Read More

"A bold new writer on his way to becoming a major figure in the world of suspense." —Publishers Weekly "Definitely a talent to watch."—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author

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For further information please contact:

Lucy Ballantyne, Publicist

p +61 (3) 8537 4347


707 Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC 3008

p +61 3 8537 4599 f +61 3 8537 4699

Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd ABN 28 004 815 703

If you missed Charlie Donlea's thrillers you can order here.

The Woman in Darkness

Available Now!

Trade Paperback


April 2, 2019

Bantam Australia

400 pages



April 2, 2019

Random House Australia

400 pages

About the Author

Charlie Donlea is a USA Today bestselling author who has been praised as a 'bold new writer…on his way to becoming a major figure in the world of suspense' (Publishers Weekly). He was born and raised in Chicago, where he continues to live with his wife and two young children.

He is the author of three novels: Summit Lake, The Girl Who Was Taken and Don't Believe It. The Woman In Darkness is to be released April 2, 2019 and available for pre-order now.

For more information, visit his website.

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