Audiobook, Books, Contemporary, Fiction, Mystery, Neurodiversity, Novel, Suspense/Thriller

All the Dangerous Things by Stacy Willingham is a solid contemporary psychological thriller and her sophomore book (4.25/5 stars)

All the Dangerous Things by Stacy Willingham is a contemporary psychological thriller and her sophomore book. I listened to the audiobook, which clocks in at ten hours and is narrated by Karissa Vacker. We jump back and forth between two time periods in this book: present day and the main character’s childhood.

Isabelle Drake is a desperate mother with a troubled past. A year ago, her young son Mason was taken from his crib in the middle of the night while she and her husband were sleeping soundly. Unfortunately there are no official leads in the case. With a year’s worth of sleep deprivation, she literally cannot rest until her son is found.

I definitely inhaled this book. I’m generally a fan of thrillers were you’re not sure if the narrator is reliable or not. Speaking of narration, Karissa Vacker performs wonderfully. The author does a great job with ~*~vibes~*~ and atmosphere. I particularly liked her descriptions of the setting, especially around marshes.

Though the pacing might seem a bit slow for a thriller, I wanted to keep listening to find out what was going to happen next. I ended up finishing the book in three sittings. I had quite a few theories, and only a handful of them ended up correct. There was one particular twist I really didn’t see coming.

I’m definitely going to check out Willingham’s debut book, A Flicker in the Dark.

CW: child abduction, post-partum depression, child death, mental illness, suicide, infidelity

I received a copy of this book to review. All opinions contained herein are my own.

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