All the Dangerous Things
Books | Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Following up her instant New York Times bestseller, A Flicker in the Dark, Stacy Willingham delivers a totally gripping thriller about a desperate mother with a troubled past in All the Dangerous Things.One year ago, Isabelle Drake's life changed forever: her toddler son, Mason, was taken out of his crib in the middle of the night while she and her husband were asleep in the next room. With little evidence and few leads for the police to chase, the case quickly went cold. However, Isabelle cannot rest until Mason is returned to her—literally.Except for the occasional catnap or small blackout where she loses track of time, she hasn’t slept in a year.Isabelle's entire existence now revolves around finding him, but she knows she can’t go on this way forever. In hopes of jarring loose a new witness or buried clue, she agrees to be interviewed by a true-crime podcaster—but his interest in Isabelle's past makes her nervous. His incessant questioning paired with her severe insomnia has brought up uncomfortable memories from her own childhood, making Isabelle start to doubt her recollection of the night of Mason’s disappearance, as well as second-guess who she can trust... including herself. But she is determined to figure out the truth no matter where it leads.
St. Martin's Publishing Group
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"As I was first getting started in the book, I struggled with the time lines. The actual notes I wrote were, “then is when?” and , “now seems to be a time before NOW”. This confusion didn’t last long; I began following better once I was fully immersed in the story. I do think it would have been helpful to have three distinct storylines, because you truly are following three, which is where things can get confusing within the “now” chapters. Apart from that, I throughly enjoyed this book. I felt the characters were well developed and with reveals I never saw coming, hitting at just the right time. I thought I had this whole mystery wrapped up and figured out…. My thoughts were all wrong. "
"One of my favorite things about a Stacy Willingham novel is the realness her characters are steeped in. They are messy and unreliable with purposeful backstories that actually contribute to the story. Wading through this back story is worth it but it was a bit slow for me at times. I also love a thriller with a “happy” ending where the right justice is served even if it isn’t technically the most just. If both of those aspects sound enjoyable to you- I would recommend this story. A solid ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5"