A Flicker in the Dark: A Novel

暗夜爍光

類別 : 女性小說
ISBN:978-1250803825
頁數 : 368
出版 : Minotaur Books, 2022 年 1 月 11 日
版本 : 精裝版
版權窗口 : 繁體版權已售David / 简体博達代理David

內容介紹

此書版權已售權22國,詳細清單如下: Brazil/Planeta, Bulgaria/ERA Mediya, Croatia/Znanje, Czech/Euromedia, Germany/Rowohlt, Greece/Dioptra, Hungary/General Press, Israel/Steimatzky-Tchelet, Italy/Piemme, Japan/Hayakawa, Lithuania/Jotema, Netherlands/Cargo, Poland/Agora, Romania/Nemira, Russia/Exmo, Serbia/Vulkan, Slovenia/HKZ, Spain/Trini Casa Editore, Sweden/Modernista, Taiwan/Crown, Turkey/Altin Kitaplar, UK/HarperCollins

愛瑪·史東(Emma Stone)的製片公司已拿下此書改編成電視劇的版權。

https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/emma-stone-a24-flicker-in-the-dark-series-hbo-max-1235081259/

Goodreads書評網站評這本心理懸疑小說是2022年讀者最期待的小說之一(One of Readers’ Most Anticipated Mysteries of 2022)

 《暗夜爍光》這本小說的故事發生在摧毀心理學家克洛伊·戴維斯(Chloe Davis)家庭的事件發生20週年的前夕: 12歲生日那一天,克洛伊發現父親是連環殺手的關鍵證據,使他因謀殺六名少女而被定罪入獄。父親的殺人事件像陰影一樣揮之不去,是克洛伊成長過程中一直需要對抗與克服的一道門坎。如今32歲的克洛伊似乎走出了陰霾。她在路易斯安那州首府巴頓魯治(Baton Rouge)從事心理諮商工作,生意興隆,克洛伊運用自己的童年創傷經驗來幫助其他身陷困境的年輕女孩。她交友廣闊並終於願意敞開心懷信任他人。她剛與一位充滿愛心且支持她的伴侶訂婚。

但是在正常、幸福的生活外表下,潛藏著偏執、不健康的抉擇。恐懼感持續不斷的在內心滴答作響,似乎克洛伊精心構建的平衡假象隨時都可能一夕之間瓦解崩潰,果真在父親入獄20週年紀念日的前夕,克洛伊崩潰了......

從上述的介紹讀來可能讀者會覺得《暗夜爍光》這本驚悚懸疑小說看起來很傳統,不過就是一個連環殺手,不太可靠的故事敘述者。不過別被作者愚弄了,史黛西·威林漢(Stacy Willingham)精準暗黑的文筆、小說中豐富的角色性格和吸引讀者的劇情,讓人聯想起暢銷心理懸疑小說《緘默的病人》(The Silent Patient)以及《窺探》(The Woman in the Window)絕妙曲折的故事情節。

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作者介紹

作者史黛西·威林漢(Stacy Willingham)今年29歲,畢業於喬治亞大學(University of Georgia)新聞學系,擁有薩凡納藝術與設計學院(Savannah College of Art & Design)的創意寫作碩士學位(MFA)。目前與老公Britt與拉布拉多愛犬Mako住在美國南卡羅來納州的查爾斯頓(Charleston)

書評

  • Selection for a wide variety of Most Anticipated lists, including:
    • Goodreads, One of Readers’ Most Anticipated Mysteries of 2022
    • Nerd Daily, One of the Most Anticipated 2022 Book Releases
    • Crime by the Book, One of the Most Anticipated Crime Books of Early 2022
    • SIBA, One of the “Read this Next!” Picks of the Month
    • Deep South Magazine, Fall/Winter Reading Lists
  • “Exceptionally smart, entertaining.... [Willingham's] denouement is both surprising and plausible.” – The Washington Post
  • “A great addition to any mystery/psychological thriller collection, with an unforgettable character haunted by her past in an authentic Louisiana setting, which ups the creep factor.” ―Library Journal
  • “Willingham skillfully intercuts Chloe’s anxious first-person narration in the present with flashbacks to her childhood, ratcheting up the tension. Atmospheric prose and abundant red herrings amplify the tale’s intensity. Willingham is a writer to watch.” ―Publishers Weekly
  • “Willingham offers taut storytelling and a heroine with compelling vulnerability. This is a strong debut recommended for domestic-suspense readers lining up next-reads.” ―Booklist
  • A FLICKER IN THE DARK will have you sleeping with the lights on by the time you reach the end. . . Suspense climbs as the pages turn, you won’t be able to put this one down once you pick it up.” ―Daily Hive
  • “Equal parts domestic suspense and hard-edged police procedural. . . Willingham pulls together a tight, involving plot with a solid psychological look at the effects of a horrid crime on the Davises, the victims’ families and the small community. . . The gripping A FLICKER IN THE DARK sets a terrific course for the new year, shining a bright light on a new author to savor in Willingham.” ―Sun Sentinel
  • “Charleston author Stacy Willingham’s debut novel A FLICKER IN THE DARK is collecting accolades for its lyrical prose and propulsive, deeply creepy story.” ―Augusta Chronicle

海外授權

Rights to A FLICKER IN THE DARK were sold in 22 territories:

  • Brazil/Planeta
  • Bulgaria/ERA Mediya
  • Croatia/Znanje
  • Czech/Euromedia
  • Germany/Rowohlt at 5 publisher auction
  • Greece/Dioptra
  • Hungary/General Press
  • Israel/Steimatzky-Tchelet
  • Italy/Piemme
  • Japan/Hayakawa in a preempt
  • Lithuania/Jotema
  • Netherlands/Cargo
  • Poland/Agora
  • Romania/Nemira
  • Russia/Exmo
  • Serbia/Vulkan
  • Slovenia/HKZ
  • Spain/Trini Casa Editore
  • Sweden/Modernista
  • Taiwan/Crown at auction
  • Turkey/Altin Kitaplar
  • UK/HarperCollins at 4 publisher auction
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