A FLICKER IN THE DARK

BY STACY WILLINGHAM


             
“It’s a murder mystery set in Louisiana involving missing girls. All the ladies in our book club (we are about 10 members) said it was “a real page-turner” and the twists at the end kept you guessing. Stacy Willingham lives in Charleston and was raised in the area. Karen Rathbun

Monsters don’t hide in the woods -- they aren’t shadows in the trees or invisible things lurking in darkened corners. No, the real monsters move in plain sight. 
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.
When Chloe Davis was twelve, six teenage girls went missing in their small, Louisiana town. By the end of the summer, Chloe’s 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.

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. 
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 there – or, for the second time in her life, is Chloe about to unmask a killer?

A smart, edge-of-your-seat thriller, A Flicker in the Dark, was a 2022 finalist for the Book of the Month's Book of the Year award, Goodreads Choice Best Debut Award, Goodreads Choice Best Mystery and Thriller Award, and ITW’s Best First Novel Award.

Publisher's Note: I want to thank everyone who has given us a book recommendation since we introduced this new feature in Stroll I'On. I have had a lot of positive feedback, but I've also discovered many book lovers in the neighborhood are not part of a book club but would like the opportunity to submit a favorite book. I am opening this feature up to all I'On neighbors that love to read so keep the submissions coming to Lori deFilippo at thirlbeck@aol.com. It's very simple just email her the book title, author and we would love to get a quote as to why you loved the book and Lori will take it from there.