A nameless angel has been out of God’s favour since things went sideways with his last mission 2,000 years ago when he accidentally invented Christianity. He’s spent the intervening millennia watching the humanity he so loves fall into moral disrepair. Lately, he’s been watching Will, a man attempting to expose his company’s dark dealings to the media. But Will’s campaign is not going well.
In a moment of panic, the angel jumps into Will’s body taking him over, just as he did all those years ago when he inhabited the body of a guy named Jesus. 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 and fast-paced What I Tell You in the Dark is an unsettling story of omnipotence, mayhem, capitalism, and corruption―a violent struggle between intentions and their consequences played out on a grand scale.
‘Amusing and thought-provoking. Fans of Matt Haig will enjoy’ Cathy Rentzenbrink, author of The Last Act of Love