Book: All the Dangerous Things
Author: Stacy Willingham
Thank you to Netgalley and St. Martin’s Press and Minotaur Books for an eARC in exchange for my honest review.
Thank you NetGalley and Macmillan Audio for an advanced audio copy.
Isabelle Drake’s life changed a year ago when her young son was taken from his room one night. She hasn’t slept since the incident. There are times when she can’t tell if she is hallucinating or sleepwalking. You learn about her past along the way, finding out she has a history of sleepwalking.
Her husband leaves her. She spends most of her time looking into everyone and everything in hopes of figuring out what happened to her son. She lost everything including her identity.
I will say the first half was a bit slow and I thought I had it all figured out. The second half will blow you away. You will be second guessing everyone she encounters but you won’t believe the ending.
This is a great psychological thriller.
All the Dangerous Things is an expertly written story and the audiobook is delivered with absolute perfection.
The story follows Isabelle Drake, Isabelle’s son Mason was taken from his crib and never seen again. It’s been a year and the case is still open with no leads. Since Mason has gone missing Isabelle has not really slept. Isabelle also has a dark past that she doesn't fully remember. From what she remembers of her past and then what’s going on in her present, you will start to question everything. Everyone in Isabelle’s life can be suspicious, even Isabelle herself. That all plays out so well due to the excellent writing. When Isabelle’s past was finally explored it was worth the wait, it was not what I expected. I found myself questioning everyone and everything until the final chapter and I loved it.
The narration by Karissa Vacker made this more than just a story, this was an experience. Karissa put on an absolute performance and at times you will forget she is the only narrator.
I can’t recommend this book enough.
Final score 5/5