I am delighted to be able to share the official trailer for the mesmerizing brand new epic book by Chris Whitaker, being published by Orion on 25th June 2024:
About the book:
A missing persons mystery, a serial killer thriller, and an epic love story – with a unique twist on each…
Late one summer, the town of Monta Clare is shattered by the abduction of local teenager Joseph ‘Patch’ Macauley. Nobody more so than Saint Brown, who is broken by her best friend’s disappearance. Soon, she will eat, sleep, breathe, only to find him.
But when she does: it will break her heart.
Patch lies in a pitch-black room – all alone – for days or maybe weeks. Until he feels a hand in his. Her name is Grace and, though they cannot see each other, she takes him from the darkness and paints their world with her words. In this hopeless place, they fall in love.
But when he escapes: there is no sign she ever even existed.
To find her again, Patch charts an epic search across the country. And, to set him free, Saint will shadow his journey: on a darker path to hunt down the man who took them.
Even if finding the truth means losing each other forever…
All The Colours of The Dark is Chris Whitaker’s new epic novel which will be published by Orion on 21 May 2024 and I was lucky enough to read an early proof copy.
If you haven’t read any of Chris’ previous books (Tall Oaks, All The Wicked Girls or We Begin at The End) then firstly – WHY NOT? and secondly you are in for a literary treat.
If you have read Chris’ books and loved them as much as I do, then I can confirm that All The Colours of the Dark is another beautifully constructed, heartbreakingly wonderful story set in a small town in the USA and featuring some absolutely incredible and unforgettable characters.
With a whooping 592 pages long, this sweeping saga begins in the small town of Monta Clare. Told through the voices of two young teenage characters, Joseph (Patch) Macauley and his best friend Saint Brown, All The Colours of The Dark is the moving tale of friendship, love, hope and determination when everyone else has given up.
Having met the author several times, I am always amazed how he continues to create these flawed, loveable and inspirational fictional characters and cause such evocative feelings in the reader.
This is a book that grabs you by the heartstrings and doesn’t let go until the end. I absolutely adored following Patch and Saint’s journey from childhood trauma to adulthood. 5 stars.