Spring is right around the corner and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t looking forward to the warmer temperatures. There’s truly nothing better than being able to sit outside to dive into your latest read and enjoy the fresh air. But until then, I’ll be cozied up on our couch, taking advantage of the last bits of cozy winter day reading. This past month, I had high hopes for doing just that but my calendar had other plans. While I started three books, out of those three I only finished one but it was a good one. After reading Stacy Willingham’s debut novel, A Flicker In The Dark, back in December, I knew I had to read her latest release. I’ve you’re looking for a new thriller to pick up, here’s what I read in February, plus a full review!
What I Read in February
ALL THE DANGEROUS THINGS BY STACY WILLINGHAM
One year ago, Isabelle Drake’s life changed forever: her toddler son, Mason, was taken out of his crib in the middle of the night while she and her husband were asleep in the next room. With little evidence and few leads for the police to chase, the case quickly went cold. However, Isabelle cannot rest until Mason is returned to her—literally.
Except for the occasional catnap or small blackout where she loses track of time, she hasn’t slept in a year.
Isabelle’s entire existence now revolves around finding him, but she knows she can’t go on this way forever. In hopes of jarring loose a new witness or buried clue, she agrees to be interviewed by a true-crime podcaster—but his interest in Isabelle’s past makes her nervous. His incessant questioning paired with her severe insomnia has brought up uncomfortable memories from her own childhood, making Isabelle start to doubt her recollection of the night of Mason’s disappearance, as well as second-guess who she can trust… including herself. But she is determined to figure out the truth no matter where it leads.
My Review: Compared to Stacy Willingham’s debut novel, A Flicker In The Dark, All The Dangerous Things definitely had more of a slow burn which in turn took me longer to get through it. Starting with every parent’s nightmare, Isabelle and Ben’s son Mason was taken from his crib in the middle of the night while his parents were sleeping. Over the last 365 days, Isabelle and Ben have split and Isabelle can’t help but blame herself for her son’s disappearance. She’s barely slept in the last year, but she is determined to find out what happened to her son and throughout the book, you can’t help but wonder what happened to Mason. As I read through All The Dangerous Things, I kept trying to figure out who took Mason but was wrong every time. Toward the end of the book, there were a lot of jaw-dropping moments and the twists got better and better and they kept me on the edge of my seat. This definitely wasn’t a predictable read, which I really appreciated!
My Rating: 4/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️