All the Dangerous Things: The gripping new psychological thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of A Flicker in the Dark
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All the Dangerous Things is a story about motherhood, sisterhood, and toxic secrets. It’s about how our need to know more can push against our limitations—and what happens when those limits break. My Thoughts
All the Dangerous Things" is a story about mental health and motherhood. It's told in two timelines, now and in 1999 from a sleep-deprived mother seeking answers. There are many twists and surprises along the way which I much prefer over the reveals unloaded in the last few chapters. I was completely blindsided by this one and all theories I had were tossed out the window. Loooved when this happens!! Did you read All the Dangerous Things by Stacy Willingham and have ALL the questions? Want a full plot summary? Need to know the ending of All the Dangerous Things? Come join our Spoiler Discussion for All the Dangerous Things All The Dangerous Things is a powerful exploration of love, loss, and the human psyche. With its intricate plot, complex characters, and suspenseful twists, this novel is definitely an enjoyable read. Takeaways from All the Dangerous ThingsShe’s desperate to find clues in the cold case—so desperate she continues to publicly tell her story at true-crime enthusiast conventions and finally says yes to an interview with a podcaster named Waylon.
In segments from 1999 set in Isabelle’s hometown of Beaufort, she and her sister Margaret discuss Isabelle’s sleepwalking. At that time, their father worked in Congress and their mother seemed a bit mentally fragile.Isabelle Drake tirelessly pounds the true crime circuit desperate to keep her 18 month old son Mason in the public eye after his kidnapping a year ago. It’s gruelling and punishing in more ways that one as Isabelle has had little more than micro-sleep since Masons disappearance. She drives herself forward stoked up with caffeine in a relentless bid to discover the truth. After one keynote speech she meets podcaster Waylon Spencer on the flight home and he offers his services. One thing is for absolute sure, no parents would want to walk a mile in her shoes. This extremely well written novel examines motherhood and the expectations that accompany it. The identity of the kidnapper and the resolution of the mystery were easily the best parts of the book. It is this section that caused me to push up my rating to 2.5. Until then, I was sitting firmly on the 2 star mark. Her husband Ben already lost his hope and moved on in his life, dating with a new woman who is younger version of Isabella.
I really enjoyed the inclusion of this past perspective. I felt it gave a lot of insight into who Isabelle was as a character and helped to give substance to her motivations in her present. The influence of media in criminal investigations: The novel highlights the role that media, such as true-crime podcasts, can play in generating new leads and potentially uncovering new information in criminal investigations. All The Dangerous Things Quotes A couple inherits an apartment with a spine-tingling past in this unputdownable thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six.
Isabelle talks about the case, literally gives talks about the case any time she can. She figures talking about it, keeps the case alive. It keeps Mason's missing status in the forefront of people's minds. A young boy goes missing from his bedroom while his parents, Isabelle and Ben, are sleeping. Less than a year after his abduction, Isabelle and Ben, separate as they struggle to come to the acceptance of his disappearance. Isabelle continues her desperate search for answers alone.