Chloe Davis is the daughter of a serial killer. When she was a teenager, several girls started to go missing, which put her small town of Breaux Bridge in an uproar. Imagine her shock when she discovers that her father is responsible for these deaths. After his conviction, her family life sort of falls apart. Her mother checks out on the family leaving Chloe and her brother alone to fend for themselves.
Chloe constantly tries to put her past behind her and pretend everything is fine. She leaves Breaux Bridge to start fresh in Baton Rouge, but that becomes a challenge when young girls begin to come up missing again, only to have their bodies found days later. What makes things worse is that it seems this killer is copying her father. If that isn’t enough, Chloe recognizes these girls. These are girls that she has met before, which puts her right in the middle of things. She’s been running from her past so long, but now it seems like it’s time to face things head-on. After picking up on the similarities between her father’s murders and those currently happening in Baton Rouge, she tries to talk to the police and help them out. The only problem is there are starting to look at her as a suspect. Seeing that they aren’t taking her seriously, Chole begins conducting her own investigation but will it help or make things worse?
I’ve read several suspense novels this year, but this one has made the top of my list. I was pulled in from the beginning, and the author did a great job of keeping me guessing. I’m always happy when I can’t quite figure out what’s going to happen next. I was frustrated but enjoyed it. Every time I thought I had it figured out, some new information would pop up and I would start to suspect someone new.
I feel this novel was very well executed and will be looking forward to future releases from Stacy Willingham. I give A Flicker in the Dark five stars.
Thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin Press for the advanced copy. Thoughts expressed were not swayed by any outside factors.