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Book Review: A Flicker in the Dark

Book Details:

  • Published Date: January 11, 2022
  • Author: Stacy Willingham
  • Genre: Fiction, Adult, Mystery, Thriller
  • Format: Hardcover (Book of the Month Dec 2021)
  • Length: 357 pages
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?

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My Rating:

One thing I am learning when it comes to reading mystery thriller books is to not set expectations too high. Usually I figure out the twist by the middle of the book & if the story is drawn out too long with too much fluff, I get uninterested. But this book was different.

So we have Chloe, our main character. She’s a psychologist who talks to troubled teens. One day, one of her patients goes missing after their appointment & she begins to have flashbacks to her father being arrested.

With teens going missing she’s stuck on trying to figure out who is causing these girls to go missing. The only thing she knows is that whoever it is, is trying to be a copycat of her father.

I enjoyed this book. It kept me engaged and wanting more. I did figure out the twist early on, but it didn’t destroy the book for me and i’d definitely recommend.

4 star

Have you read A Flicker in the Dark? What were your thoughts?


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