A Flicker in the Dark
'A smart, edge-of-your-seat story with plot twists you'll never see coming' Karin Slaughter
'Spectacular' Daily Mail
'Tense, twisty and threatening, A Flicker in the Dark will make you abandon your box sets' Val McDermid
The instant New York Times bestseller, soon to be a major TV series, developed by Emma Stone
Chloe Davis' father is a serial killer.
He was convicted and jailed when she was twelve but the bodies of the girls were never found, seemingly lost in the surrounding Louisiana swamps. The case became notorious and Chloe's family was destroyed.
His crimes stalk her like a shadow.
Now Chloe has rebuilt her life. She's a respected psychologist in Baton Rouge and has a loving fiance.
But she just can't shake a tick-tick-tick of paranoia that, at any moment, it might all come crashing down.
As does something darker.
It is the anniversary of her father's crimes, and Chloe is about to see her worst fears come true -
a girl she knows goes missing.
The nightmare has started again...
- Paperback | 368 pages
- 153 x 234 x 28mm | 460g
- 03 Feb 2022
- HarperCollins Publishers
- HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
'Spectacular [...] This beautifully constructed story sends a shiver down the spine as it twists and turns to a conclusion that leaves you gasping for breath.' Daily Mail
'I couldn't put this one down' Prima
'This was dark! Edge of your seen stuff... incredibly atmospheric and tricky.'
'A smart, edge-of-your-seat story with plot twists you'll never see coming. Stacy Willingham's debut will keep you turning pages long past your bedtime.'
Karin Slaughter, Sunday Times No. 1 Bestselling Author
'Tense, twisty and threatening, A Flicker in the Dark will make you abandon your box sets'
Val McDermid, No. 1 Bestselling author
'Equal parts lush Southern Gothic, penetrating character study, family tragedy wrenching enough to bruise, taut psychological suspense, and - best of all - a mystery as profoundly satisfying as any I've read in years.
A.J. Finn, no. 1 Bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
'An impressive debut - full of switchback twists'
Cara Hunter, author of the Sunday Times bestselling DI Fawley series
'Haunting, lyrical and utterly compelling! Author Willingham takes us on an unstoppable journey through the psychology of evil, and of courage (in many senses), all told in a pitch-perfect literary style. Once you start reading, you will not put it down.'
Jeffery Deaver, author of the Sunday Times bestselling Lincoln Rhyme and Colter Shaw series
'A Flicker in the Dark is a bright debut indeed... Chloe is a terrific heroine whose justified paranoia will have you jumping at shadows and suspecting everyone you know. A brilliant new crime-writing talent has arrived.'
Jane Casey, Sunday Times bestselling author of the Maeve Kerrigan series
About Stacy Willingham
Her debut novel, A Flicker in the Dark, is optioned for film and television by Oscar-winning actor Emma Stone and entertainment company A24.
She currently lives in Charleston, South Carolina, with her husband, Britt, and her Labradoodle, Mako.