All the Dangerous Things by Stacy Willingham
Expected pub. date: January 10, 2023 – Macmillan Audio
Audio courtesy of the publisher and NetGalley
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. (publisher)
I can say right off that All the Dangerous Things is my favorite whodunit read in 2022. As noted, the expected publication is in January 2023. Stacy Willingham revealed details at a pace that made me not want to stop reading.
The main characters are interesting and kept me wondering if anyone was reliable with their side of the story. There’s a missing baby, a distraught mother, a father who, after a year, wants to move on with life, and an array of other characters who play significant parts in the mystery.
I enjoyed it all especially with Karissa Vacker doing the narration. Her voicing of each character was distinct, believable and kept me listening and walking for longer than I’d planned. She’s quickly becoming one of my favorite narrators.
This is my first time reading Stacy Willingham and I look forward to more of her books.