The plot is simple. Chloe Davis was twelve when her father was arrested for serial murder. The worst part is that Chloe herself found the evidence to arrest him and brought it to the police herself. Now twenty years later a psychologist with the perfect fiance, suddenly Chloe’s past comes rushing back when a copycat killer begins murdering in similar ways to her father. The only catch is that the copycat killer knows details about the killings that were never released to the public. Who is the copycat killer and will the police catch them in time?

Book cover

The premise intrigued me from the start. I am a sucker for any serial killer story and this one was unique, adding twists and turns about Chloe and her father’s crimes, her fiance, and the rest of her family. The family dynamics at play here keep you guessing right up until the end. Willingham writes the novel in such a way that you think you have it figured out at 25% in, but boy are you wrong. This narrative brings you on a roller coaster of thrilling adventure as Chloe races to find the truth, enlisting journalists, police, and her family along the way.

Releasing on January 11th, 2022, A Flicker in the Dark is a must read of the new year. This thriller makes you race to flip the pages and find out the answers to all the lurking questions. Does Chloe know the copycat killer? Is he after her? Pick this one up in a little over a week and I promise you’ll enjoy.

Emma Stone with the book cover

The best news about this debut novel is that Emma Stone will be developing it for the screen with HBO. This thriller should prove to be buzzworthy when it is released. Currently, this novel boasts a 4.14 Goodreads rating and it scores that easily.

Pick it up on release day!

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)