Book Review – Some Choose Darkness by Charlie Donlea @CharlieDonlea @KensingtonBooks #bookreview


Book Details:

Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Series: None
Publisher: Kensington
Publication Date: 5/28/2019
Pages: 304 (eBook)

Goodreads Synopsis:

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 police 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. As a former client of her father’s, Rory becomes reluctantly involved with the killer—though he continues to insist he didn’t murder Angela. Now he wants Rory to do what her father once promised: prove that Angela is, in fact, still alive.

As Rory begins reconstructing Angela’s last days, another killer emerges from the shadows, replicating those long-ago murders. With every startling discovery she makes, Rory becomes more deeply entangled in the enigma of Angela Mitchell—and in The Thief’s tormented mind. Drawing connections between past and present is the only way to stop the nightmare, but even Rory can’t be prepared for the full, terrifying truth that is emerging.

My Opinion:

This book is everything I look for in a thriller – mystery, intrigue, and misdirection!

Some Choose Darkness is about two strong, talented, relentless women, living decades apart from each other. In 1975 Angela is a bit of a loner. She is happily married, but life has not always been easy for her. She has many idiosyncrasies that have plagued her all her life. One of these is becoming transfixed on something and not being able to let go. Five women in Chicago have gone missing and she believes that she can help solve this case and find the serial killer that has eluded the police. Present day, 2019, Rory is a very talented restorer of antique dolls and has a unique talent that enables her to reconstruct crime scenes. Her boss Davidson, from Chicago Homicide, wants her to look into the homicide of Camille Byrd. Camille was 22 years old when she went missing and her body was found dumped in the park. The case has gone cold and they need her help.

The past and present story lines were blended together really well. When the two eventually collided, it was amazing! I had so many questions that I could not wait to find the answers to, and on more than one occasion when things were revealed I was left with new questions.

I was completely invested in this story and with the help of the short chapters I found myself flying threw this book. I was especially fascinated with Angela. On more than one occasion I went wide-eyed and was fearful for her safety.

This is my third Charlie Donlea and in my opinion it is his best book yet!

*Thank you Kensington for the opportunity to read and review this book via NetGalley for my honest opinion.

This book will be published on 5/28/2019.

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*Other Charlie Donlea Books I Have Reviewed: 

Don’t Believe It
The Girl Who Was Taken

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15 thoughts on “Book Review – Some Choose Darkness by Charlie Donlea @CharlieDonlea @KensingtonBooks #bookreview

  1. I loved it too, Tina! I’m trying to decide which of his books is my favorite. I think this one ties with Don’t Believe It. Loved Summit Lake, too. They’re all really good. ☺️ Enjoyed your review.

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