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Summary

She thought the murders had stopped. She was wrong. 

The instant New York Times bestseller, soon to be a major TV series, developed by Emma Stone 

Chloe Davis’ father is a serial killer.

He was convicted and jailed when she was 12, but the bodies of the girls were never found, seemingly lost in the surrounding Louisiana swamps. The case became notorious, and Chloe’s family was destroyed.

His crimes stalk her like a shadow.

Now Chloe has rebuilt her life. She’s a respected psychologist in Baton Rouge and has a loving fiancé. But she just can’t shake a tick-tick-tick of paranoia that, at any moment, it might all come crashing down.

As does something darker.

It is the anniversary of her father’s crimes, and Chloe is about to see her worst fears come true—a girl she knows goes missing.  

The nightmare has started again....

©2022 Stacy Willingham (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"A smart, edge-of-your-seat story with plot twists you’ll never see coming. Stacy Willingham’s debut will keep you turning pages long past your bedtime." (Karin Slaughter, Sunday Times best-selling author)

"An impressive debut - full of switchback twists." (Cara Hunter, author of the Sunday Times best-selling DI Fawley series)

"Haunting, lyrical and utterly compelling! These are just a few of the words of praise one could use to describe A Flicker in the Dark. Author Willingham takes us on an unstoppable journey through the psychology of evil, and of courage (in many senses), all told in a pitch-perfect literary style. Once you start reading, you will not put it down." (Jeffery Deaver, author of the Sunday Times best-selling Lincoln Rhyme and Colter Shaw series)

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Twists and turns, which heats up towards the end. Thoroughly enjoyed! An easy listen but captivating non the less.

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Good concept, predictable twist

The overall concept was really good however the twist was predictable. I found the performance to be a little cringey. I found myself underwhelmed. I had been recommended this book by many people so maybe I had hyped it up more than necessary before listening.

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Gutted I wasted a credit

I found this very boring, long winded , hard to get into and I figured out the ending in the first few chapters.