A Flicker in the Dark Book Review

A Flicker in the Dark Book Review

Hello, everyone! Welcome back to the blog! Today, I have a book review for y'all. I just finished an old BOTM book that I never got to last year and that is A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham. So, let's get into it!

I have really been into thrillers lately which really shouldn't come as a shock. I don't know what it is, but they just grip me and pull me in. Towards the end of last year, I kind of slowed down on reading which is why I never got to this. I also was really focused on holiday books and LOTR.

But anyways, this book follows Chloe Davis who lives in a small town where 6 girls disappeared over the course of a few months. Very unusual for her small community. It came as more of a shock when her father confessed to the murder of those six girls. Now fast forward 20 years, Chloe has tried everything to shed her past. But then the murders start happening again, in almost the exact same manner. Paranoid, Chloe tries to figure out why the murders are happening again and who might be behind them.

This is the first thriller novel in awhile that has had only one point of view. It honestly doesn't matter to me about how many pov's and whose it is, as long as it's not confusing. And with having only one point it's obviously easy to follow.

I also really liked Chloe as a character. I think her paranoia is relatable because she'll leave a light on in her house so she's not walking in the dark, she looks in the back seat after getting into the car, she's very self-aware. And as someone who can be just as paranoid, I am always checking my surroundings as well.

This was more on the longer side for thrillers. It was about 350ish pages. The chapters were short though which is always a plus for me. It was kind of slow moving at first as well, but once you hit like the 60-70 page mark it really picked up. You just have to make it through the beginning.

Also, one thing I did notice, was that Chloe was on her own a lot which means there wasn't a lot of dialogue. There would be paragraphs, sometimes pages, where the character is just in her head or the author is describing something. Honestly, I did skim some sections.

I also want to mention that I found the ending to be very predictable. I guessed who the killer was within the first couple of chapters. I don't know if it's because I read so many books like this, but it was easy to figure out.

Overall, I did really enjoy this book; I would give it a 3.5/5 stars. I would recommend reading! I think it is getting adapted into a series. Don't quote me on that though. I was looking up a picture of this book, and I saw a few articles mentioning Emma Stone. I think her production company might pick this up and adapt it into a series. This book would make a great series! It has the suspense and storyline that would be great for tv.

Alright, folks! That's all for this week, but come back next Wednesday for another post! As always thank you for reading :)