All the Dangerous Things

Thank you, Minotaur Books, for the gifted copy of All the Dangerous Things {partner}

Genre: Mystery
Trope: Missing Child
Format: 📖
Pub Date: 1.20.2023
Star Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆

Summary:

“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.”

Review:

“I like to think of our memories like a mirror: reflecting images back to us, something familiar, but at the same time, backward. Distorted. Not quite as they are.”

It has been such a long time since I’ve read a mystery that surprised me; I mean genuinely kept me guessing from start to finish. At one point, I thought I had figured it all out, but I was not even close – making me so happy. There’s one detail about the reveal at the end that I LOVED, but I can’t go into any details, or that would give some key plot points away.

I can’t get enough of Stacy Willingham’s writing style in All the Dangerous Things – she has this remarkable capability to describe the most basic of things and make them sound sinister. In the same context – I also loved Willingham’s pacing. With many mysteries, they start off strong but then seem to slow down and lack traction towards the middle of the book. But, with this book? I spent an entire afternoon reading because I had to know how it ended. It was all so perfectly paced.

I also encourage you to read the Author’s Note, but only AFTER you have finished All the Dangerous things, or you will ruin a crucial part of the book.

💯 Perfect pacing
📍 Parts set in my favorite – Beaufort, SC
✌🏼 Dual Timeline
❓ Who can the MC trust?

If you plan to read All the Dangerous Things (which you should, btw), stick with the story and let me know your thoughts via Instagram DM.


BOOK INFO
Format: 336 pages, hardback
Published: January 2023
ISBN: 9781250803856 (ISBN10: 1250803853)

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