Book: All The Dangerous Things
Author: Stacy Willingham
This is my 67th read for the year
This is the story of Isabelle Drake. A year ago, her 18 month old son was taken from his crib while she and her husband slept down the hall. The police have no leads and Isabelle has not been able to sleep for a year. Literally. Besides small micro sleeps during the day, the trauma of losing her son has caused sleep to elude her. No matter what she tries, she cannot rest. Her lack of sleep is interferring with her everyday life but she pushes on. She gives talks in hopes that maybe the person who took her son shows up in her audience. When she is approached by a podcaster to take her story to the airwaves, she thinks this might be her last hope. As she pieces together what happened to her as a young girl and what is happening to her now in the podcast, new clues to Mason's possible location come to light. She hopes she can find him before it is too late.
This one was better than the last book of hers I read. I didn't realize I had picked up two of hers, but I will give this one more credit. The mystery was a bit more of a surprise. I thought by chapter two I had figured out where it was going, but I was pleasantly wrong. This is a dual timeline book- it goes back and forth between Isabelle as a young girl and a tragedy that her family went through, and her present day. I will say the author's attempt to throw off the reader lead down several paths that muddled the story a bit, but not enought o make me happy that I was wrong about the final twist.