All the Dangerous Things by Stacy Willingham

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All the Dangerous Things: A Novel

All the Dangerous Things
by Stacy Willingham
Pub Date – 1/10/23
So I don’t read many thrillers cause I get so angry when people usually women get gaslit by controlling people around them. But as this did have some of that, some rewriting truths and changing the narrative to fit the lives they wanted as possible pain to others. I was kind of feeling icky at the end even though it blew my mind.

But then I read the author’s note and the reason behind this book and as I sit here with tears in my eyes I totally get it.

I think if my child went missing I would be this woman though how she got in this relationship and the aftermath and situations I hope to avoid but they happen. Women in all shapes, forms, status, etc have it rough in their own way. It has made the word “too” a trigger lol. Too this, too that. It’s always too much or never enough.

Mental health issues need to be taken more seriously and if anyone ever tells you that you are just hysterical or emotional, move on to the next doctor. It’s 2023 we have been through a lot and life in general is a lot without a pandemic, wars, floods, homelessness, starvation, the list is endless, there should be empathy and help for everyone.

Women’s health isn’t always taken seriously for some reason and it seems to depend on the doctor you talk to.

Btw I would for sure have a huge yarn wall of clues on some wall where I live. Also, pretty sure anyone would give my kids back cause they cry if out of my range. It’s a mommy tracking feature.

Ok so that was just word vomit of my feelings after reading the book. I didn’t know who it was though I had some ideas and some pre-existing conditions and personalities were making some look guilty so I didn’t know which way to look. The pre story was so sad and is a reflection of issues in our society for sure.
Def recommend now I need to go read a romcom or fantasy book.
Love this cover too though after reading it’s really eerie.

❓Predictive Text: But she is _____ to figure out the _____ no matter where it ____.
But she is not going to figure out the time no matter where it goes 🥴

Thank you stmartinspress and netgalley for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.


Following up her instant New York Times bestseller, A Flicker in the Dark, Stacy Willingham delivers a totally gripping thriller about a desperate mother with a troubled past in All the Dangerous Things.

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


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