All the Dangerous Things by Stacy Willingham

All the Dangerous Things is a slow-burn thriller with an unreliable narrator.


Since her son was snatched from his crib a year ago, Isabelle Drake has not had a full night’s rest. Since then, she’s separated from her husband and has been giving talks at true-crime panels to keep his case alive. She’s heard that sometimes criminals can’t resist the temptation to stay away, so she scours the lists of attendees in the hopes that something will jump out at her.

On a flight back home after her latest talk at a panel, Isabelle meets a true-crime podcaster, who convinces her to let him interview her for a special episode. The more time she spends with this podcaster, the more she thinks he believes she had something to do with her son’s disappearance.

Through a haze of sleep deprivation and guilt, Isabelle begins to second guess herself and also unearths memories she has buried since her childhood.

Review of All the Dangerous Things

This thriller is a tad of a slow burn with dual timelines from Isabelle’s pov. It took a while before it gained my interest, but once it did, it hooked me.

There were several good twists, some of which were a complete surprise.

It has lots of discussions on motherhood.

I skipped the author’s debut, but I may have to go back and give that a read. Overall, I recommend this thriller.

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Expected Publication: 10 January 2023

Thank you to Minotaur Books for providing me with an arc via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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