All the Dark Places
Barnes & Noble
Release Date: December 27, 2022
A savage murder rocks a quiet Boston suburb, revealing the dark secrets at the center of a group of friends in this clever, propulsive debut from new master of suspense, Terri Parlato . . .
Snow falls softly outside Molly Bradley’s home on a frigid January night. Inside, half a dozen close friends are gathered to celebrate the fortieth birthday of Molly’s psychologist husband, Jay. Candlelight gleams against dark wood, wine flows, and the house rings with laughter. Everybody loves Jay, Molly most of all. Yet next morning, Molly discovers Jay dead on the floor of his office, his throat brutally slashed.
After years working with the Boston PD, and now with the Graybridge Police Department, Detective Rita Myers has grown accustomed to the banality of evil—the murders that make no sense beyond bad luck or a tragic brush with the worst of humanity. But Jay Bradley’s murder isn’t random, or a mere crime of opportunity. Rita is convinced that someone in the couple’s small circle killed him. Someone who was celebrating with them that night.
Devastated, Molly tries to make sense of her husband’s death. Jay was her rock, the only person who really understood the nightmare she lived through long ago. He knew the horrors she’s kept hidden even from her friends. But shocking revelations are making her question if Jay was all he seemed to be—and whether someone else knows her past too. And until Molly figures out who she can really trust, she won’t be able to stop herself becoming the next target . . .
Praise for ALL THE DARK PLACES
"A creepy debut most notable for the nightmares it finds beneath apparently untroubled waters."
"An inexplicable murder kicks off Parlato's gripping debut . . . Assured pacing matches accomplished characterizations. Parlato is off to a strong start.
"Part police procedural, part domestic suspense, All the Dark Places provides mystery fans with the reading experience they crave."
--Brian Kenney, First Clue
This debut novel is well crafted and hooked me in the first chapter . . . The plot is deeply involved with several twists to the story to keep readers captivated to its dramatic conclusion."
--Mystery & Suspense Magazine
"All the Dark Places by Terri Parlato is a must read for anyone who loves a good mystery! The suspense was spine-tingling and the characters were interesting but believable. I loved this book and had to force myself to lay it aside at night. Seriously, a must read!"
--Lisa Jackson, #1 New York Times bestselling author
"A moody, atmospheric thriller perfectly crafted with just enough clues dropped along the way to keep the reader guessing and hopelessly addicted. I know I was.
--Charlie Donlea, USA Today bestselling author of Twenty Years Later
"Hooks you immediately. Sharp characters and a plot full of twists kept the pages turning to the last. Fantastic read!"
--Mary Burton, New York Times bestselling author
"From the first pages to the stunning conclusion, All the Dark Places hums with tension. With meticulous plotting and a tenacious detective, Parlato peels back the layers of Molly and Jay's seemingly ordinary life to reveal that dark secrets rarely stay hidden."
--Tessa Wegert, author of Dead Wind
"Terri Parlato's debut All the Dark Places checks all the right boxes for domestic suspense fans. This chilling whodunnit hooked me on the first page and kept me guessing to the last."
--Wendy Corsi Staub, New York Times bestselling author