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A Flicker in the Dark
A Flicker in the Dark | Stacy Willingham
From debut author Stacy Willingham comes a masterfully done, lyrical thriller that is certain to be the launch of an amazing career. A Flicker in the Dark is eerily compelling to the very last page...
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Lmass23
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I needed a book stand 🤣

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tracey38
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Finished this last night. It was a good and quick read about a woman whose father was arrested 10 years ago for killing 6 girls in her small Louisiana town. Now, girls are starting to disappear again, just like before, and Chloe ends up unwillingly drawn into the case. A good debut thriller.

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Lmass23
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Excited for this one!!

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kimmypete1
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ShyBookOwl Ooh!! Great opener 4d
RiverKScottWrites Makes me want to read it! 4d
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jlhammar
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Panpan

Predictable with tired tropes and cringeworthy writing. One issue (of many) was the overuse of certain words. The verb “snake”, for example. As in “snakes his arm around my waist.” The 2nd time it was a bit much. The 7th time? Ridiculous. #BOTM

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angel1
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Coincidently, I just started reading A Flicker In The Dark during our power outage today...didn't think anything about it until I had to get my booklight out tonight!!🤣🤣

marleed Ohh, great book timing! 1w
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cjk
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1) Listening to the tagged book. Reading The Wicked + The Divine vol. 8: Old is The New New.
2) Cold and overcast today. Snow expected tomorrow, about 2-3 inches. ❄️
3) Curled up on the couch with blankets, tea, and my husband. 😊

#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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kamoorephoto
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My #JoyousJanuary #Readathon starts with some simple goals: get stuff read that I PLANNED on and not get diverted just yet 😹
A Flicker in The Dark is taking a while because I keep getting distracted by life but a BOTM FB is doing a discussion. I received 10 copies of Her Honor for my local book club from #LittleFreeLibrary so will read that too. And I want to finish Maid before I finish the show!
I also want to set my TBRs and yearly goals 😉

Andrew65 Some good choices. Good luck 😊👍 1w
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ICantImReading
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I‘ll admit I predicted who the killer was early on (although it still had twists that surprised me), and main characters who make terrible decisions and overuse alcohol/prescription pills feel a bit tired in this genre. However, I couldn‘t put this book down! It‘s a well-written, smart, and haunting psychological thriller; I think this author will be one to watch! #BOTM

Addison_Reads I enjoyed this one too. Being a debut, I feel this author will only improve in the future. 2w
ICantImReading @Addison_Reads completely agree! 😊 2w
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#NetGalley

For a debut novel, this was a well written thriller that held my interest. I did figure out the twist, but it was still fun to see the story unfold.

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1. I love bookriot.com for book news, recommendations, and cool bookish stuff.
2. Going with my usual 150, but I also plan to tackle at least one #chunkster a month.
3. I loved the tagged debut thriller, A Flicker in the Dark,
#wondrouswednesday @Eggs Wanna play @Ireadkidlit @Tianarose and @Andrew65 ?

Eggs Thanks for joining in 🙏🏻⭐️📚 2w
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Julsmarshall
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Wow! I blew through this one! Great thriller, twisty and compelling, hard to put down. So strong for a debut, can‘t wait to see what she writes next! Highly recommend! #BookspinBingo #Doublespin @TheAromaofBooks #Pantone2022 #SnowWhite @Clwojick

Clwojick Just finished this today too! Really enjoyed it! 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
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Julsmarshall
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Flicker is so good! I had to @Andrew65 myself put it down last night to go to sleep and now up at at it first thing on this cold, rainy morning! I‘ll likely finish Red Clocks on #audio while cleaning my pantry today. #weekendreading @Andrew65

Andrew65 A few years since I read Red Clocks, be interested to hear what you think when you finish. 2w
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I can see why this was a December #BOTM pick! Set in the heat of summer in Baton Rouge, Dr. Chloe Davis has an upcoming wedding to finalize- and an anniversary to dread of the string of disappearances that led to her father being put in prison for life. Chloe may not always make good choices but she is sympathetic in this strong debut novel. I am looking forward to seeing what Willingham will write next!

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SandieForsythe
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Loved this!! Such a page turner and I did not want to put it down! Looking forward to more from the author in the future!

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Mpcacher
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This is a debut thriller by an American woman and I really enjoyed it. While I quickly figured out the ending, there were so many bits along the way to that ending that I did not foresee. This is a very entertaining read, with very little actual violence for those that are concerned about that. I look forward to more by this new author and gave it 4/5 stars.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ First book of 2022 done! Really enjoyed this literary thriller. The writing was excellent and I will definitely read this author‘s next book!

Sargar114 This is my doublespin this month and I‘ve seen lots of good reviews on it! 3w
mollyrotondo @Sargar114 I really liked the writing. Let me know what you think! 3w
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EmilyM
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Kept me guessing! ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

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erank58
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The Sunday Scaries are so much worse after a nice week-long vacation from work 🙃 but at least I ended my time off with a good read! This took me completely by surprise. I loved the writing and though I guessed the ending, there were plenty of other twists along the way. Can't wait for this author's next one... Solid #botm thriller!

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swishandflick
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The twist was pretty obvious to me very early on, but I still found it to be a pretty entertaining read for my solo NYE in pajamas. A solid debut effort.

#BOTM 3.5 ⭐️

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Lovesbooks87
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I thought about halfway through this book I knew who the killer was. Boy was I wrong. This book hooked me from the very beginning and I didn‘t want to put it down. Told from the POV of Chloe the daughter of a serial killer. This book kept me on the edge of my seat and I couldn‘t turn the pages fast enough. I am also very proud of myself because I actually read/listened to over 45 #botm picks from this year and past years!

jdiehr I have that Belle ornament! 😄 4w
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TheBookStacker
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Post Christmas blues already. It‘s always so bittersweet when it‘s over. My family leaves in two days and my fiancé doesn‘t come back for 4 days. So already planning out my two days of reading to end the year hoping to tack one more book onto the end of year total! #botm

Smrloomis It goes by too quickly sometimes! Enjoy your reading days 😊 1mo
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4 STARS - Don't miss this impressive and twisty psychological story that is told through the POV of the daughter of a notorious serial killer. When a series of copycat murders emerge, psychologist Chloe Davis inserts herself into the police investigation. Look for this book in stores January 2022!

Review: https://bit.ly/FlickerInTheDarkReview

Thanks to @minotaurbooks for my advanced copy.

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vlwelser
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Honestly this was a little too predictable for my taste. A woman's father was convicted of killing teenage girls. Then twenty years later it starts happening again. And I'll leave you there....

#BookSpinBingo square 19 (down to 5 remaining)
@TheAromaofBooks

Pub date is 1/11/2022
#ARC #Goodreads #Minotaur

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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EatSleepRead
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Loved the overall vibe and setting of this novel.

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Twainy
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🎧 I have the attention span of a gnat & I listened straight thru.

Unreliable narrator? She likes her wine & Xanax & daydreams a lot.

At 12 Chloe‘s dad was arrested in the disappearance of 6 teenage girls when she brought a jewelry box full of trophies she found in her parent‘s closet to the police. Her mom then tried to hang herself, failed & is in a rest home unable to talk.

Chloe‘s older brother has always taken care of her.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️👇🏻

Twainy 20 years after the killings Chloe is a psychologist & getting ready to marry Dan after a whirlwind courtship when a reporter from The NY Times shows up to get her story from a new perspective.

The disappearances start again.

Twists, turns & a really engaging story. Chloe is a damaged untrusting soul with some bad habits. Will she figure out what‘s happening before she is the next to go missing?
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Breanne1
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For this thriller I am leaning towards a “so-so” given the twists seemed implausible to me. Some twists I guessed, some surprised me, but overall it felt like way too many that it leaned towards the absurd. Elf by my mom , a favorite decoration ❤️ Dec #botm

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MotherOfCats
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Does anyone else feel like thrillers lately just make the female lead annoying? Blind? Weak? Agh. So frustrating. I predicted this one pretty early on, I liked the wrap up I suppose, but I don‘t know. It was too much at times

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Read_By_Red
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This is a truly gripping, twisted novel. While I had some things figured out early, it still managed to keep me on the edge of my seat. There were other revelations that completely took me by surprise however. The characters are interesting, for the most part, but certain aspects about Chloe annoyed me. At times she seemed quite strong, but at other times she came across as weak, and this bothered me. I loved the “flicker in the dark” at the end.

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Suelizbeth
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What a book, what a book! If you like unreliable, but likable, narrators, read this book. Dysfunctional families, toxic relationships, serial killers, substance abuse, twisty mystery, and an ending that had me going, wait, Wait, WAIT, what is happening? Highly recommend this entertaining read! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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kyvennslibrary
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This book was SO good! So many good twists! I really enjoyed it 🙂

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Charityann
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Really enjoyed this thriller! (TBR read) #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021 @Clwojick

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ErikasMindfulShelf
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Fast, entertaining mystery. I had things figured out pretty early on, but still enjoyed it.

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FelinesAndFelonies
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Do any other cat owners set up decoy books? I'm reading A Flicker in the Dark. Hal is sleeping on The Last House on Needless Street. #catsoflitsy #littenskittens

Smrloomis Adorable 😻 2mo
LiteraryinLawrence That‘s such a good strategy! 2mo
peanutnine 😂😂 I love this! Cute kitties 😻 2mo
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JenReadsAlot Omg I love this! 2mo
Nelnjali I need to remember this 🤔 2mo
FelinesAndFelonies @JenReadsAlot @Nelnjali @LiteraryinLawrence I had to do something or I would never get anything read. 🤣 2mo
5feet.of.fury 😂😂😂 2mo
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peacegypsy
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#botm delivery day!

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abookishbutterfly
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I did guess one of the twists early on, although there were other compelling shockers to come. And, of course, I couldn‘t know for sure that I was correct. But I feared being right because I knew that would affect my overall view of things, that no explanation could possibly make me accept such choices in a way that made me love how this story played out. The narrative relying on that particular aspect really frustrated me.

kamoorephoto Well, I just got it as my BOTM so I hope I find it at least entertaining for a while! 😂 2mo
abookishbutterfly @kamoorephoto Every person will see it differently. Hope you enjoy it! Honestly, it IS entertaining, in my opinion. Just disappointed with that one twist. 2mo
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BooksCoffeeNurse
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This month I was able to get three books and only paid for one. 🎉 I got a #BOTY pick and birthday add on. I love Book of The Month. #BOTM #BOTY #BFF

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swishandflick
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I like the look of the covers in my December #BOTM box! I've already read all 5 of the BOTY picks though, so they're giving me a credit to use next month instead. This month is my birthday month and I'm looking forward to these!

AmyG I almost got Flicker in the Dark…but have so many new books to read. Let us know what you thought when you read it. And Wolves is so beautiful. 2mo
Breanne1 I begged my mother in law to pick A History of Wild Places so I can read that one too! 2mo
Cathythoughts I have Wolves ordered … Flicker in the Dark has caught my interest & I‘m really in the mood for a thriller 👍🏻❤️ 2mo
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OriginalCyn620
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My #BOTM picks!

Sargar114 I picked this one too! 2mo
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mdm139
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My BOTM picks this month. I almost skipped again since I had the holiday book already. However I heard great things about What Storm What Thunder. Taste Makers looked good and it is get a free Book of the Year Finalist. I only picked People We Meet on Vacation cause I already have all the others. I did not like the author‘s first book, maybe the second book is better.

Megabooks What Storm is fantastic! 2mo
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Twainy
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#BOTM December!

Love a good Thriller & this is my 2ND romance 🤮 WHY 😆

I DNF‘d their BOTY!! 🤣 I never DNF ….

I chose the only other BOTY finalist I didn‘t have.

I‘m thinking about cancelling my membership. I joined a couple years ago to try genres I normally wouldn‘t read but I‘m mostly choosing the thriller which is an old favorite. Yes I‘ve gotten a couple romances but LIBRARY?

I REALLY want the Wil book. Maybe I‘ll cancel next month ….

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swishandflick
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December #BOTM picks!

Megabooks Sweet!! 2mo
sharread Awesome ❤ thanks for sharing. 2mo
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Reviewsbylola Sooooo happy about Olga!! 2mo
Breanne1 I‘ve been anticipating these!!! Thanks for the tag, I‘m intrigued by a few of these actually!! 2mo
Cinfhen I‘m not loving these choices. Are you,Ashley??? Thanks so much for the tag!!! I read one already as an ARC and I think I might have an ARC for Olga. The memoir I read was good but it wasn‘t a standout 2mo
swishandflick @Cinfhen I'm actually thinking I might get A Flicker in the Dark! But mostly because it has an endorsement from Karin Slaughter on the cover, haha 2mo
Cinfhen Good enough reason 😆 2mo
swishandflick @Cinfhen it's also my birthday month so I hate to skip 😬 2mo
Cinfhen And it‘s the BOTY too!! Lots of reasons not to skip 🥳Happy early Birthday wishes 🎉 2mo
swishandflick @Cinfhen Exactly! I'm holding off on ordering my box for a minute, I've already read all 5 of the BOTY finalists so I emailed them to see if it's possible to get another credit 🤞🏽 - and thank you! 2mo
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BoleyBooks
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Tackle the TBR 🤓📚 #boleybooks #aflickerinthedark #stacywillingham #bookbeast #bookjoy #NetGalley #bookbuds
What are you reading?😊

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