“A Flicker in the Dark” Review

I chose Stacy Willingham’s debut novel, A Flicker in the Dark, for this week’s blog and I could not put it down!! This murder mystery was intense and kept me up quite late so I could get to the satisfying end. 2022 is just starting, but this is the best book I’ve read this year!

The summer when Chloe Davis was 12-years old, her father was arrested and convicted of killing several teenage girls in their small town. That traumatic time affected every decision that Chloe made from then on . . . both in her career and in her personal life. The twentieth anniversary of those murders is coming up, and Chloe has finally found happiness with her fiance, Daniel. But Chloe keeps thinking about that tragic summer and to her horror, more girls have begun to disappear. Is there a copycat serial killer? Are the murders connected to Chloe? Who should Chloe trust? Are the police going to arrest Chloe?

Check out A Flicker in the Dark to find out the answers to Chloe’s questions . . . I’ll admit, I suspected the identity of the killer rather early, but definitely did not expect the many twists that this novel took! I loved it so much that I can’t wait to read Willingham’s next novel! (It sounds like Emma Stone has gotten the rights to make an HBO Max adaptation of A Flicker in the Dark – so you might want to read the novel before it makes it to TV.) 

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