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Broken characters narrate a small-town mystery in ‘We Are All the Same in the Dark’

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‘We Are All the Same in the Dark’ by Julia Heaberlin, Ballantine Books, 2020, 352 pages, $27.00

Julia Heaberlin’s new thriller “We Are All the Same in the Dark” is another of her looks at small-town Texas, and it begins with a wallop.

A young girl is found on the side of the road. Says the young man who discovers her: “She has a bad, bad, mystery to her. I can feel it deep in the hollow of my spook bone, the one my dad broke when I was a kid. My arm is never wrong.”