Chris Whitaker with Hank Phillippi Ryan

We are thrilled to host Chris Whitaker, New York Times bestselling author of We Begin at the End, to share his new novel All the Colors of the Dark. It's a soaring thriller and epic love story that spans decades, beginning after a young boy takes up the search for his missing best friend. Chris will discuss All the Colors of the Dark with USA Today bestselling thriller author Hank Phillippi Ryan. 

From Bill Recommends

ALL THE COLORS OF THE DARK is one of the very best books in years...possibly decades for me. I haven't been so moved by a novel since THE KITE RUNNER, and that's not hyperbole. What begins as a taut thriller of a boy who is kidnapped and the search his best friend embarks upon to find him evolves into an emotional bildungsroman about how these two characters grow up, each of them puppets of fate. Where their paths lead is the majority of the book, with a killer suspenseful ending that took my breath away...and then made me cry. It's utterly beautiful and humanistic. Whitaker obviously loves these characters as much as the reader does, and you can tell he is ripped apart by their trauma.  It reads a bit like THE GOLDFINCH meets TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD meet SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, but I thought it was remarkably coherent and achingly, lyrically, beautifully written. Easily one of the best books of the year, and probably of the decade. I cannot praise it enough!

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"Impeccably crafted, deeply emotional, entirely shattering. I was captivated from page one." ―Bonnie Garmus, New York Times bestselling author of Lessons in Chemistry

1975 is a time of change in America. The Vietnam War is ending. Muhammad Ali is fighting Joe Frazier. And in the small town of Monta Clare, Missouri, girls are disappearing.

When the daughter of a wealthy family is targeted, the most unlikely hero emerges—Patch, a local boy, who saves the girl, and, in doing so, leaves heartache in his wake.

Patch and those who love him soon discover that the line between triumph and tragedy has never been finer. And that their search for answers will lead them to truths that could mean losing one another.

A missing person mystery, a serial killer thriller, a love story, a unique twist on each, Chris Whitaker has written a novel about what lurks in the shadows of obsession, and the blinding light of hope.

Chris Whitaker is the award-winning author of Tall Oaks, All the Wicked Girls, and the New York Times bestseller We Begin at the End. Chris lives in the UK.

Hank Phillippi Ryan is the USA Today bestselling author of 15 psychological thrillers, winning the genre's most prestigious awards: five Agathas, five Anthonys, and the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award. She’s also investigative reporter for Boston's WHDH-TV, winning 37 EMMYs. Her newest is the page-turning standalone ONE WRONG WORD – a twisty non-stop story of gaslighting, manipulation, and murder. She is the host of CRIME TIME on A Mighty Blaze, and co-host of THE BACK ROOM and FIRST CHAPTER FUN. She lives in Boston.

Saturday, June 29, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
111 South Street
Plainville, MA 02762
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