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Stacy Willingham

Autor(a) de A Flicker in the Dark

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Charleston, South Carolina, USA

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Stacy Willingham is the New York Times, USA Today and internationally bestselling author of A Flicker in the Dark, All the Dangerous Things and Only If You're Lucky.

Her debut, 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 & Thriller award, and ITW's Best First Novel award. Her work has been translated in more than thirty languages.

Before turning to fiction, she was a copywriter and brand strategist for various marketing agencies. She earned her B.A. in magazine journalism from the University of Georgia and M.F.A. in writing from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

She currently lives in Charleston, South Carolina, with her husband, Britt, and Labradoodle, Mako.



Isabelle Drake was once a lifestyle reporter for The Grit but she turned freelancer so she could marry the Grit publisher, Ben Drake, without causing too much controversy. Poor woman hadn’t slept more than an hour or so a night since her 18-month-old son, Mason, was taken from his crib as she and Ben slept only a few yards away. Since then, her entire existence has been a tireless pursuit of endless leads that result in nothing. She even begins taking her frustrations out on bystanders...once breaking the nose of a supermarket cashier that she had learned had a criminal record. The detective working the case, Det. Arthur Dozier with the Savannah Police Department has repeatedly warned her to stay out of, and away from, the case. She's exhausted from lack of sleep and from her constant travels to all the true-crime conventions across the region, telling the story of her little lost boy and the breakup of her marriage that followed, hoping that someone, somewhere, might know something. Isabelle eagerly agrees to tell her story to a podcaster, Waylon Spencer, thinking that he could spread it more widely. However, she only finds that the questions he asks to be unsettling...so much so that she begins to wonder if maybe she herself could have been the one responsible for Mason’s disappearance...and also what her role might have been in another family calamity that took place more than 20 years earlier that was swept under the rug because her father was a South Carolina congressman from a long line of congressmen. The conclusion to this story was nothing even resembling neat and orderly. There were multiple mysteries that ended up requiring a host of multiple suspects.... entirely too many. The author was relentless in linking Isabelle’s lack of sleep to her waking nightmare...something that I admit allows readers allows readers to easily relate to and sympathize with this woman. Even though Isabelle's nights are sleepless...her nightmares are many and continuous.… (mais)
Carol420 | 28 outras críticas | Jun 14, 2024 |
Hace un ano; la vida de Isabelle Drake cambio para siempre: su hijo pequeno; Mason;fue robado de su cuna por la noche mientras ella y su marido dormian en la habitacion de al lado. El caso rapidamente perdio interes de la policia: habia poca evidencia y ninguna pista. Sin embargo; Isabelle no puede descansar hasta que le devuelvan a su bebe. Excepto por una siesta ocasional o un pequeno desmayo en el que pierde la nocion del tiempo; no ha dormido en un ano. Toda su existencia gira en torno a encontrarlo; pero sabe que no puede seguir asi para siempre. Con la esperanza de descubrir alguna pista; acepta ser entrevistada por un podcaster de crimenes reales; pero su interes en el pasado de Isabelle la pone nerviosa. Sus incomodas preguntas; junto con el severo insomnio le traen a Isabelle recuerdos oscuros de su propia infancia. Comienza a dudar sobre que es lo que paso realmente la noche de la desaparicion de Mason; comienza a desconfiar de todos... incluida ella misma. Pero esta decidida a descubrir la verdad sin importar a donde la lleve.… (mais)
AmicanaLibrary | May 13, 2024 |
Margot is off to college without her life long friend Eliza. It doesn't take long for Margot to make new friends. One stands out from the rest and that is Lucy. Things then become interesting for Margot.

This is the third book by the author for me and I have to say then one I liked the least. This book is another one set in a school/college setting and it seems to be the in thing at the moment.

For a lot of the book not a lot really happened. There was a lot of back story with Margot and Eliza which did eventually tie in with the present.

I did find the story plodded on for a while and did nearly give up. However there was a little twist and that picked my interest back up. From then on the story was ok, held my interest and the twists kept coming from then on.

Overall the book justified itself in the end was turned out to be an OK read.
… (mais)
tina1969 | 20 outras críticas | May 11, 2024 |
I had to put this book down to process what was happening/ scream at the stupidity of the main character at least 20 times. But I definitely did not see the ending coming, and I think I can excuse anything I disliked just by knowing this is the authors debut novel.
I am looking forward to what more she comes up with as she gets more experience.
vernilla | 67 outras críticas | May 6, 2024 |



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