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.

“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.”

—Booklist  

The 

Woman 

In 

Darkness

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

On Sale Now 

2 April 2019 

TO AUSTRALIA 

The Woman In Darkness by Charlie Donlea

Here is what the QBD crew thought…

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“You know that Charlie Donlea wrote the books:  The Girl Who Was Taken and Don’t Believe It.  He has cornered the market of female thrillers in whodunits, hasn’t he?. . . A very creative market and he has done very well.”

"Would LOVE to have this one on a beach holiday just sitting up late at night  . . . reading." 

"Got me straightaway!" 

"If You "Love Law and Order or Criminal Intent,  You will Love this Book . . . .  If you’re looking for the perfect stand-alone thriller to bundle under the covers with this autumn, this is the book for you!"

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"The Woman in Darkness"  

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Other Donlea Books Mentioned in This Video 

The Woman In the Darkness (AU)
AU Available April 2, 2019
Don't Believe It AU
Serial meets Making a Murderer. A suspense thriller by Charlie Donlea
Coming 4/30/18 (AU). Pre-Order Now.
The Girl Who Was Taken AU
Two girls are taken, only one returns. A suspense thriller by Charlie Donlea
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THE TRUTH IS EASY TO MISS

EVEN WHEN IT'S RIGHT IN FRONT OF US 

She wondered if the mysterious woman
HAD CHOSEN DARKNESS

OR DARKNESS HAD CHOSEN HER?


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 NAMED 

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 HI
M

 

BUT THE CRYPTIC FILE RORY FINDS

IN HER FATHER'S LAW OFFICE 

 

suggest 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
 PAST AND PRESENT

 

RORY uncovers 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 . . .

The 

Woman 

 In 

Darkness

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The Woman In Darkness

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

 

 

Note: Identical book as (US edition)— SOME CHOOSE DARKNESS—with a different title and cover for the (AU) Australian edition. 

Available Now
02 Apr 2019 AU

 

 


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#internationaleditions 

Pub Date: ​ AU April 2, 2019  

400 Pages

Formats:

  • Paperback 

  • e-book   

Trade Paperback

ISBN:  9780143795155

Publisher:  Bantam Australia

EBook

ISBN: 9780143795162

Publisher: Random House Australia 

 

PRESS KIT

The Woman in Darkness 

Some Choose Darkness

Uma mulher na escuridão

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Available Now
28 May 2019 BRAZIL


 

Fario Editorial

Lançamento, Policial, Suspense
Título: Uma mulher na escuridão
Subtítulo: A verdade mais difícil de enxergar é a que sempre esteve diante de nossos olhos…
Autor: Charlie Donlea
Gênero: Ficção  Seção: Suspense
Formato: 16 x 23 cm  Páginas: 304
Papel: Polén  ISBN: 978-85-9581-072-3  

Preço: R$ 39,90

Read an Excerpt  

Some Choose Darkness

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Available Now
28 May 2019 US

Pub Date: 
US May 28, 2019 

304 Pages

Formats:

  • e-book

  • Hardcover 

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

ASIN:  B07H1ZKXTP

Publisher:  Kensington

Sold by Penguin Random House 
Language: English

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#forensics #scd #charliedonlea #darklord #somechoosedarkness  #murder  #kestnerdolls #reconstruction #profiling #serialkiller  #may2019books 
#Kensington  #femalesleuth

 

 SOME CHOOSE DARKNESS 

"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  

PRAISE

FOR CHARLIE
DONLEA

NOVELS

 

 SOME CHOOSE DARKNESS 

“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.”

—Booklist   

 

 DON'T BELIEVE IT

"[Y]ou can’t blame Charlie Donlea if the ending of his novel makes your jaw drop. The title alone — DON’T BELIEVE IT  — is fair warning that his characters are no more to be trusted than are our initial impressions of them."

—The New York Times Book Review 

 

 

SOME CHOOSE DARKNESS

Named one of the most

anticipated thrillers of
Summer 2019 

 

"The anxiety and deep cleansing breaths will be a must with this serial killer thriller."—SheReads

SOME CHOOSE DARKNESS

“A harrowing ride full of twists and turns.”—Press Republican 

DON'T

 BELIEVE

IT 

"A perfectly executed and entirely satisfying read, Don’t Believe It is a gripping thriller that will blow readers away, from the first page right up to the very last words. Charlie Donlea’s best book yet!”
—Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author 

 

"Donlea’s framing of the story as documentary research proves an effective device, and his work reads like the best nonfiction: clear, crisp, and fast-moving.”
—Booklist ​

 

 "[A] timely thriller that builds into a shocking conclusion. Don’t Believe It is sure to appeal to fans of true crime docu-dramas, along with readers of Mary Kubica or Shari Lapena.”
—Library Journal 

 

 

  DON'T BELIEVE IT 

  "Fast-paced, gripping and addictive, this one will feed your true crime obsession and then some." 
—POPSUGAR Book Club: 5 of May's Best New Reads

 

"This novel is a page-turner, and that accolade carries to the very last page and the very last line of the story.”
—New York Journal of Books

 

 "[N]ew York producer Sidney Ryan, the heroine of this riveting…novel from Donlea, is producing a documentary TV series. Donlea splices Sidney’s investigation with excerpted scenes from the documentary and jury room, creating a fast-paced narration. A risky late plot twist will frustrate some readers while thrilling others."
—Publishers Weekly

 

 

 THE GIRL WHO
WAS TAKEN 

"A fast-moving page-turner. . . . Donlea skillfully maximizes suspense by juggling narrators and time all the way to the shocking final twists.”
—Publishers Weekly

 

"Well worth the read."
—Booklist

 

THE GIRL WHO WAS TAKEN 

SUMMIT

LAKE 

 

  SUMMIT LAKE  

"Donlea keeps readers guessing throughout. The whodunit plot is clever and compelling . . . for fans of nonstop mysteries with a twist.”
—Library Journal

 

"A gem of a mystery, fast‑paced and suspenseful.”
—Catherine Coulter, #1 New York Times bestselling author

 

"An exciting debut, with all the right touches, captivating from the first page to the last. There’s a bright future ahead for this newcomer to the thriller genre—definitely a talent to watch.”
—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author

 

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