Upcoming Event

Chris Whitaker at Harvard Book Store

presenting

All the Colors of the Dark: A Novel

in conversation with NICCI CLOKE

Date

Jun
28
Friday
June 28, 2024
7:00 PM ET

Location

Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store welcomes CHRIS WHITAKER—award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of We Begin at the End and Tall Oaks—for a discussion his new mystery novel All the Colors of the Dark. He will be joined in conversation by NICCI CLOKE—author of Follow Me Back and Close Your Eyes.

About All the Colors of the Dark

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.

Praise for All the Colors of the Dark

“This book hits like a sledgehammer. Equal parts harrowing and triumphant, Chris Whitaker's novel is a haunting story of America, alternating between its twin strands of violence and love. An absolutely must-read novel.” —Gillian Flynn

“Chris Whitaker kept me frantically turning the pages and somehow made me cry at the end...Brava!” —Kristin Hannah, #1 New York Times bestselling author

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

“Taut, beguiling, and suspenseful, All the Colors of the Dark reveals the depth of a town’s loss when a young boy goes missing under dubious circumstances.” —Nita Prose, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Maid and The Mystery Guest

Masking Policy

Masks are encouraged but not required for this event.

Chris Whitaker
Chris Whitaker

Chris Whitaker

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.

Photo Credit: David Calvert Photography

Nicci Cloke
Nicci Cloke

Nicci Cloke

Nicci Cloke is the author of eight novels, including two psychological thrillers under the pseudonym Phoebe Locke. Her novels have been published in twelve languages. 

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