Tuesday, January 10, 2023

All The Dangerous Things by Stacy Willingham

A parents' worst nightmare...your child is kidnapped.

The guilt, the horror, the longing never stops.

And to top it off people think Isabelle staged the kidnapping and killed her son.

Isabelle hasn't slept more than a few hours since her son was taken from his room in the middle of the night while she slept through it all.

She feels she can't sleep in case he comes back...she can't believe she didn't hear anything that night.

Isabelle has been on a speaking tour about her nightmare in hopes that the kidnapper will show up in the audience.

On the anniversary of the kidnapping, her husband who left six months after their son was gone showed up.

She thought it hadn’t affected him, but it did.

He also had something else to tell her, though.  He has moved on and was seeing someone.

As Isabelle continues her sleepless nights and traveling for her speaking engagements, she meets a pod caster on the plane who poses a question in hopes that Isabelle will agree to doing a podcast about the crime.

This podcast brings up Isabelle's childhood and her life now.  As she invites him into her home she thinks…just who is this pod caster who came out of nowhere to hunt her down and badger her until she said yes?

Something happened in her childhood that was traumatic.

Could the kidnapping be as traumatic as the childhood incident?

Could she really be responsible for her child's disappearance as everyone thinks?

Even though there were surprises, secrets, revelations, and ending pages definitely worth the wait, ALL THE DANGEROUS THINGS dragged.

BUT…if you are willing to wait for the fabulous ending and wrap up, this book will be a VERY satisfying read

I had it slated as a 3/5, but the ending was so brilliant and different, I brought it up to a 4/5.

Don't Miss It!!
This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review.


  1. Very nice review.
    I'm looking forward to this book.

    1. I think you will enjoy it, Linda.

      Thanks for your comment.

  2. Great review and wow a big surprise ending. Does all sound highly intriguing.

    1. Thanks, Kathryn.

      It was a good read.

      Thanks for commenting.