All the Things You Are
by Declan Hughes

When her husband and two daughters disappear, housewife Clare Taylor discovers that her ordinary domestic life has been built on a lie.

About to turn forty, her youthful dreams of becoming an actress abandoned, there’s no doubt in her mind that suburban wife and mother-of-two Clare Taylor has settled. A wild week in Chicago may have shaken things up a bit, but as she turns her key in her Madison, Wisconsin home on the eve of Hallowe’en, she knows that what happened with her ex was nothing more than a distraction, that this is where her life is.

Except it’s all gone. The furniture gone, the house stripped, her husband Danny, her daughters, all gone; no message; no note, nothing. Outside in the dark, searching for a sign, she steps in one: the eviscerated body of the family dog.

By dawn next morning, her supposedly mortgage-free home has been foreclosed against, one of Danny’s childhood friends lies dead in her backyard, and Clare is caught up in a nightmare that began with her husband on Hallowe’en night, 1976. A nightmare that reaches its terrifying climax thirty-five years later.


“Cutting back and forth from Claire to Danny to a Madison police officer to an assassin who’s been hired by a shadowy Mr. Big, Hughes sticks so close to each one that he manages to create a threatening, baffling world that feels both kaleidoscopic and claustrophobic”

Kirkus Reviews

“Readers who appreciate family thrillers from such writers as Harlan Coben and Linwood Barclay will find much to enjoy here”


“Hughes has created an effective puzzle, rife with misdirection and unreliable protagonists”

Publishers Weekly

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All the Things You Are by Declan Hughes is available in the following formats

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