The Darkest Corners is a psychological thriller about the lies little girls tell, and the deadly truths those lies become.
There are ghosts around every corner in Fayette, Pennsylvania. Tessa left when she was nine and has been trying ever since not to think about it after what happened there that last summer. Memories of things so dark will burn themselves into your mind if you let them
Callie never left. She moved to another house, so she doesn’t have to walk those same halls, but then Callie always was the stronger one. She can handle staring into the faces of her demons—and if she parties hard enough, maybe one day they’ll disappear for good.
Tessa and Callie have never talked about what they saw that night. After the trial, Callie drifted and Tessa moved, and childhood friends just have a way of losing touch.
But ever since she left, Tessa has had questions. Things have never quite added up. And now she has to go back to Fayette—to Wyatt Stokes, sitting on death row; to Lori Cawley, Callie’s dead cousin; and to the one other person who may be hiding the truth.
Only the closer Tessa gets to the truth, the closer she gets to a killer—and this time, it won’t be so easy to run away.
My review :
I’ll be honest that I love a good mystery but I’m not an avid reader of this genre.
I saw this book on Netgalley and thought it might be a good read. Was glad to be approved. 🙂
It’s a good book meaning I didn’t put it down until I had it finished. And that’s good because that plot twist in the end, I swear I couldn’t have seen it coming. 😮
The book starts as we meet Tessa. At first I thought she was an introvert as she doesn’t like engaging in conversation, avoids people. Turns out it’s bigger than that. She’s visiting her father, diagnosed with cancer. But mainly she’s going back to the town where it all started.
One lie. A series of Murders. A convicted Killer. But what if the real killer’s still on the loose?
It made me more and more curious.
The relationship between Tessa and Callie starts off as tense. As it would be, because they’ve been apart for so long. Both trying to run from the past in their own ways.
When there another murder in Fayette, Tessa and Callie decide to look into the matter themselves.
There is also part about Tessa’s sister (who has run away) and her mother (she has had no contact with since 10 years).
I can’t say too much about this book without spoiling it but, it was an intense murder mystery with an unpredictable end (It seriously messed me up) . I highly recommend it! Finding that killer was like going on a dangerous treasure hunt, looking for clues, remembering the details. So cool.
About The Author :
Kara is the author of THE DARKEST CORNERS, coming April 2016 from Random House/Delacorte. She is also the author of the Prep School Confidential series from St. Martin’s Griffin under the pen name Kara Taylor. Kara has written for Warner Brothers Television and currently writes full-time on Long Island, where she lives with her husband and rescue cat.
Love, Alex 🙂