Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Length: 368 pages
First Published: 2022
When Chloe Davis was twelve, six teenage girls disappeared from her small Louisiana town and she was the crucial witness that convicted her father as a serial killer. As her wedding approaches, Chloe fears the past is repeating when teen girls start vanishing. Is she imagining the parallels to her past or is the past truly coming back to haunt her?
A Flicker in the Dark is a great psychological thriller to kick off the new year. Chloe serves as an excellent unreliable narrator, perfectly toeing the line on believability. Are the meds and anxiety and trauma causing her to read too much into coincidences or is everything connected? Willingham times the revelations to heighten the tension, leaving you with plenty of twists and turns to give you a fast-paced read.
When Chloe Davis was twelve, six teenage girls went missing in her small Louisiana town. By the end of the summer, her own father had confessed to the crimes and was put away for life, leaving Chloe and the rest of her family to grapple with the truth and try to move forward while dealing with the aftermath.
Now twenty years later, Chloe is a psychologist in Baton Rouge and getting ready for her wedding. While she finally has a fragile grasp on the happiness she’s worked so hard to achieve, she sometimes feels as out of control of her own life as the troubled teens who are her patients. So when a local teenage girl goes missing, and then another, that terrifying summer comes crashing back. Is she paranoid, seeing parallels from her past that aren’t actually there, or for the second time in her life, is Chloe about to unmask a killer?
About Stacy Willingham
Stacy Willingham is a former copywriter and brand strategist and author of A Flicker in the Dark, Only If You’re Lucky, and All the Dangerous Things. She currently lives in Charleston, South Carolina. Visit the author’s website →