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Things We Do in the Dark, by Jennifer Hillier

ruoxi_the_book_addict's review against another edition

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dark mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

5.0

reneeschauer's review against another edition

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dark mysterious sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

hellokatya's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional funny mysterious reflective sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

i absolutely loved this book and was completely engrossed. it was so difficult to put down and gave me a few day’s worth of lost sleep. i highly Highly recommend this book. i definitely saw (one of the bigger) plot twists a while before, but that is no where near a complaint; the author was so fantastic at leaving breadcrumbs so that it was extremely satisfying to find out you were right. 
my only gripes are:
1. 
SpoilerI wish the elsie reveal had happened earlier or been longer. especially the aftermath, very much told rather than shown; but i was very glad to have had closure on that and it made complete sense.

2.
Spoilerthe confrontation with ruby shouldve also been longer. it had been 25 years and she had so much pent up rage, how did it go so quickly? i guess to an extent she wanted it to be over with and didn’t want to stoop to her mother’s level, but it would’ve made for a better send off.


overall, had it not been for those two preferences, this book is a 5/5. absolutely enthralling.

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moon123's review against another edition

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dark mysterious tense medium-paced

3.0

cupcakereads's review against another edition

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2.0

2.5 stars ⭐️⭐️

vickykr3's review against another edition

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dark mysterious tense

3.0

soulea's review against another edition

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adventurous mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

karajreads's review against another edition

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challenging dark hopeful mysterious reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

bellaross's review against another edition

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5.0

No words!! This was such a good read, even at the end I wasn’t sure what was going to happen. I couldn’t put it down I just kept wanting to read more as each twist and then happened to find out what was going to happen next. I will be recommending this to everyone who will listen lol. I liked how the author switched us between two characters so we could get the perspective from both sides but did so in a way that you had time with each character to fully understand them. It didn’t flip flop every chapter and I liked the design of that.

abirademacher's review against another edition

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dark emotional sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0