All the Dangerous Things
One year ago, Isabelle's infant son, Mason, was taken from his crib. Aside from naps, she hasn’t slept since and she's obsessed with finding answers. Her husband has left, the police are tired of her. Only a true-crime podcaster seems interested in what she has to say. Her sleepless state brings up memories from her past, and she questions what she thinks she knows–about herself and everyone around her.
I usually hate the thriller trope of the slightly crazed woman that no one believes, but in this case, it worked so well. The desperate, sleepless mother with a history of sleepwalking brought me into her daily fever dream, trying to claw through the haze of the past–both that of a year ago and of her childhood.
I was hooked on this audiobook–it was dark, surprising, and completely satisfying.
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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.