A missing persons mystery, a serial killer thriller, and an epic love story – with a unique twist on each…
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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…
PRAISE FOR ALL THE COLOURS OF THE DARK
‘Impeccably crafted, deeply emotional, entirely shattering. I was captivated from page one.’
BONNIE GARMUS, author of LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY
‘Chris Whitaker’s latest novel is a book to lose yourself in… this sprawling crime novel transcends its genre to become something epic in scope, haunting and ultimately deeply moving. A huge achievement.’
ALEX MICHAELIDES, author of THE SILENT PATIENT
Chris Whitaker is the award-winning author of adult fiction Tall Oaks, All the Wicked Girls and We Begin at the End. Tall Oaks was the winner of the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger Award and We Begin At The End was a Waterstones Thriller of the Month, a New York Times bestseller, a Der Spiegel bestseller, an international #1 bestseller and winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award, the Ned Kelly Best International Crime Award, and the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year.