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What I Tell You in the Dark

John Samuel

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ISBN 13: 978-1-4683-1245-4
Trim Size: 5 3/8 x 8


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A business executive with damaging secrets about his company, driven to bring the truth to light, finds his actions have unexpected and mortal consequences in this daringly original debut novel about what it means to be human

A nameless angel has been out of God’s favor since things went wrong with his last mission, 2,000 years ago. He has spent the intervening millennia watching the humanity he so loves fall into moral disrepair. Lately, he's been watching Will, a businessman attempting to expose his company's dark dealings to the press. Will's campaign is not going well.

In a moment of weakness and bravado, the angel decides to take over Will―"jumping in" as he did over two millennia ago. What follows is a mortal struggle between good and evil, as cosmic forces fight to maintain the status quo. As Will begins to lose his grip on himself and his mission, the reader is forced to question whose reckoning this is: Are these the delusions of a man crushed by the hypocrisies of modern society? Or the actions of an angel desperate to right our wrongs?

Powerfully written, fast paced, and perfect for fans of Chuck Palahniuk, Joe Hill, and Bret Easton Ellis, What I Tell You in the Dark is an unsettling story of omnipotence, mayhem, capitalism, and corruption―a violet struggle between intentions and their consequences played out on a grand scale.

Praise for What I Tell You In The Dark:

“[P]lot twists and intrigue keep the story moving forward, and Samuel's prose is by turns conversational and funny . . . The story does, however, cast an unconventional light on spiritual dilemmas while retaining the sensibilities of a thriller.” (Booklist)

“Dangerous, irreverent―blasphemous, even, in its confrontation of unpalatable truths―this book skillfully articulates the tension and dialogue between the sacred and the profane...Part fantasy, part gripping depiction of delusional madness, this is a very strong and assured new piece of fiction. Take the plunge.” (Vanity Fair (U.K.))

“John Samuel's novel What I Tell You In the Dark is a debut both hilarious and unsettling.” (Largehearted Boy)

John Samuel is the pseudonym of Sam Le Quesne, former editor of travel and food titles at Time Out Guides. He currently works as a communications adviser and speechwriter. What I Tell You in the Dark is his first novel.

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