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ONLY IF YOU’RE LUCKY de Stacy Willingham

A sharp and twisty exploration of female friendship from the New York Times bestselling author of A Flicker in the Dark and All the Dangerous Things.

by Stacy Willingham
Minotaur, January 2024
(via Writers House)

Lucy Sharpe is larger than life. Magnetic, addictive. Bold and dangerous. Especially for Margot, who meets Lucy at the end of their freshman year at a liberal arts college in South Carolina. Margot is the shy one, the careful one, always the sidekick and never the center of attention. But when Lucy singles her out at the end of the year, a year Margot spent studying and playing it safe, and asks her to room together, something in Margot can’t say no―something daring, or starved, or maybe even envious.

And so Margot finds herself living in an off-campus house with three other girls, Lucy, the ringleader; Sloane, the sarcastic one; and Nicole, the nice one, the three of them opposites but also deeply intertwined. It’s a year that finds Margot finally coming out of the shell she’s been in since the end of high school, when her best friend Eliza died three weeks after graduation. Margot and Lucy have become the closest of friends, but by the middle of their sophomore year, one of the fraternity boys from the house next door has been brutally murdered… and Lucy Sharpe is missing without a trace.

From the author of A Flicker in the Dark and All the Dangerous Things comes a tantalizing thriller about the nature of friendship and belonging, about loyalty, envy, and betrayal―another gripping novel from an author quickly becoming the gold standard in psychological suspense.

Stacy Willingham is the New York Times bestselling author of A Flicker in the Dark and All the Dangerous Things. She studied journalism at the University of Georgia and holds an MFA from the Savannah College of Art & Design.

Emma Stone jouera dans l’adaptation télé du thriller THE SHADOWS de Stacy Willingham

Les droits audiovisuels du livre THE SHADOWS ont récemment été acquis par Fruit Tree, la société de production de l’actrice Emma Stone et de son fiancé, le scénariste et réalisateur Dave McCary, en partenariat avec A24 Films. Emma Stone incarnera également le rôle principal dans le film. La date de sortie n’est pas encore annoncée. (Lire l’article de Deadline)

Dans le roman, une jeune femme semble avoir réussi à surmonter l’événement tragique qui a bouleversé sa vie vingt ans plus tôt quand, à l’âge de 12 ans, elle a joué un rôle décisif dans l’horrible affaire qui a fait condamner son propre père pour les meurtres de six adolescentes. Aujourd’hui psychologue, elle est parvenue à donner un sens à cet événement. Mais à l’approche de la date anniversaire de la condamnation, le monde d’apparence normale et heureuse qu’elle s’est construit s’écroule, et elle commence à perdre pied.

THE SHADOWS paraîtra en février 2022 chez Macmillan aux États-Unis. Un deuxième volume est prévu pour février 2023. Les droits de langue française sont toujours disponibles.

THE SHADOWS de Stacy Willingham

A psychological thriller executed to perfection with darkly nuanced textures, rich characterization and an instantly-arresting voice combined with the sort of wonderfully twisty commercial plotting that so energized The Silent Patient and The Woman in the Window.

by Stacy Willingham
Macmillan, February 2022

THE SHADOWS is the story of Chloe Davis, a psychologist coming up on the 20th anniversary of the event that destroyed her family: the day when, as a 12 year old, she found a critical piece of evidence that proved her father was a serial killer, and which would lead to his being convicted for the murders of six teenage girls. And while the freight of those events has followed her like a shadow ever since, it’s also the thing she has spent her entire adult life fighting and overcoming. Now 32, Chloe seems to have won. She has built a thriving practice as a psychologist in Baton Rouge, (using her own childhood trauma to help other young, troubled girls), fostered a rich community of friends, has even managed to work through her trust issues, and is engaged to be married to a loving and supportive partner. But behind those hopeful outlines of a normal, happy life lurk paranoia, unhealthy choices, and the steady ticking of dread that, at any moment, Chloe’s carefully-constructed equilibrium might come crashing down around her… And on the eve of that 20th anniversary, it does…

Stacy Willingham is 29. She studied journalism at the University of Georgia and holds an MFA from the Savannah College of Art & Design.