Chloe Davis has always known that lurking at the heart of everything was a secret about her family, but she never expected it would be linked to the murder of six teenage girls. Now, seventeen years later, Chloe is trying to rebuild her life and move forward after an arrest put her father behind bars and shattered their family. But little by little, clues that may have lain dormant for years come together like pieces on a great jigsaw puzzle—and they all point to Chloe herself.
A Flicker in the Dark is a novel about a young girl trying to figure out what happens next. It’s about the perils of trusting strangers and about the people who become part of your life despite themselves. But most of all it’s about finding hope where there seemed none left.
From her hometown of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, to the quaint streets of Key West, Chloe Davis knows all about returning to small-town life after a traumatic event, and this second novel in Stacy Willingham’s Breaux Bridge Mystery series proves once again that she’s one of the most talented writers of Southern Gothic fiction today. Chloe has a unique talent for finding the silver lining in even the darkest circumstances, so it’s not surprising that she ends up a school resource officer in Fort Morgan, Colorado.
In this place, a teacher is murdered on campus just before Thanksgiving break. Once again Chloe is faced with understanding all sides of her story as she finds herself unexpectedly caught in a polar vortex and involved with an investigation into another body found floating in Lake Superior. Luckily for Chloe’s heart and soul, this time she has help from a handsome police officer who becomes attracted to both her wits and beauty.
About Flicker in the Dark Book
Six teenage girls went missing when Chloe Davis was twelve in her small Louisiana town. By the end of the summer, Chloe’s father had been arrested as a serial killer and promptly put in prison. Chloe and the rest of her family were left to grapple with the truth and try to move forward while dealing with the aftermath.
Now 20 years later, Chloe is a psychologist in private practice in Baton Rouge and getting ready for her wedding. She finally has a fragile grasp on the happiness she’s worked so hard to get. Sometimes, though, she feels as out of control of her own life as the troubled teens who are her patients. And then a local teenage girl goes missing, and then another, and that terrifying summer comes crashing back. Is she paranoid and seeing parallels that aren’t there, or is she about to unmask a killer for the second time in her life?
In a debut novel that has already been optioned for a limited series by actress Emma Stone and sold to a dozen countries around the world, Stacy Willingham has created an unforgettable character in a spellbinding thriller that will appeal equally to fans of Gillian Flynn and Karin Slaughter.