A Flicker in the Dark - Stacy Willingham

A Flicker in the Dark

By Stacy Willingham

  • Release Date: 2022-01-11
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 1,468 Ratings


A New York Times Bestseller

“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

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?

From debut author Stacy Willingham comes a masterfully done, lyrical thriller, certain to be the launch of an amazing career. A Flicker in the Dark is eerily compelling to the very last page.


  • What A Twist!!

    By Kassi3 K4y
    I really enjoyed how the story was told and the background of the characters. Also a big twist I was shocked!!
  • Could not stop reading.

    By Alexacsanko13
    Most books start out kind of slow and boring, but nothing about this from start to finish was boring. Being the child of a serial killer is anything but boring. The ending totally took me by surprise and I loved Chloe! Great book!
  • Good read

    By Sm61423
    This was an easy read, which I always appreciate! I did see the ending coming, more or less, but still enjoyed it!
  • Meh

    By madisonoliviaclaraandi
    I found the story to be a bit boring and repetitive. Slightly predictable. I found myself skimming heavily towards the end. Not my favorite.
  • Too obvious

    By cookieofcda
    I knew very early who the real killer was. Spoiler Alert: I am a parent, and I would never even consider doing what these parents did. Why on earth would you?
  • Best Thriller!

    By LeahSAV
    Honestly had to review because I enjoyed the book so much. One of my favorites thrillers I have read yet! No stone unturned! Great twist! Looking out for this author!
  • Love This Book!

    By LolaSky04
    This book had me wanting to read and was super hard to put down! It kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. Just when you think you know, everything changes! I only wish this at least had a Book #2 just to end it a little better ♥️
  • 3.5

    By MoonAndStone
  • Too many errors

    By Pharm Tech Girl
    I noticed too many errors, I guess from working in healthcare. After all it is a fictional book, but come on! The way the character calls in a prescription, a real doctor does not say “I recommend…” when calling in a prescription to a pharmacy. Then the character jumps from undergrad straight to Ph.D then Masters. It’s undergrad, masters and Ph.D. The author needed to conduct more research. It just a bunch word salad to me, It took me forever to read it because of that. It jumps to one story line and another.
  • Wow

    By bbeerrttaa
    I’m not gonna lie it took months for me to finish this book, only because life got so hectic and crazy but after finishing this book I wish I had finished it sooner. Everything about this book is so good! The characters the character development the twists and turns not to mention the The imagery is immaculate, I felt like I can really picture every moment as if I was there. The author does a great job at telling this story and getting you to believe something until you find out it’s not true. I hope everyone gets a chance to Read this book ♥️✨