Review: A Flicker in the Dark


Title: A Flicker in the Dark

Author: Stacy Willingham

Release Date: 1/11/22

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads


Synopsis from Goodreads: When Chloe Davis was twelve, six teenage girls went missing in her small Louisiana town. By the end of the summer, Chloe’s father had been arrested as a serial killer and promptly put in prison. Chloe and the rest of her family were left to grapple with the truth and try to move forward while dealing with the aftermath.


Now 20 years later, Chloe is a psychologist in private practice in Baton Rouge and getting ready for her wedding. She finally has a fragile grasp on the happiness she’s worked so hard to get. Sometimes, though, she feels as out of control of her own life as the troubled teens who are her patients. And then a local teenage girl goes missing, and then another, and that terrifying summer comes crashing back. Is she paranoid, and seeing parallels that aren't really there, or for the second time in her life, is she about to unmask a killer?


My Review: I really enjoyed this one. Chloe was a great character with a ton of depth. She has quite a few flaws, which makes her relatable and also believable. I really enjoyed the story from her point of view. I was able to guess a couple points of the ending but there were still a lot of twists I had no idea were coming. I think the angle of Chloe as a psychologist worked really well. This book is quite a bit more character driven than most thrillers though and some readers may not resonate with that. I listened to the audio version and felt that the narrator was a great fit.


*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*