Published by Minotaur Books on January 10, 2023
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.
I read Stacy Willingham’s first book, A Flicker In The Dark, and really enjoyed it, so I was eagerly anticipating her next novel.
This was another twisty thriller that get me invested from the start. It pulled on my heartstrings, with the missing child angle, and I had a trickier time than in A Flicker In The Dark trying to anticipate the twists and figure out the mystery.
I really enjoyed the unraveling and reveal in this one. This was a story that grabbed me from the beginning and kept me intrigued. Recommended!