Friday, April 8, 2016

The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas

Title: The Darkest Corners
Author: Kara Thomas
Publisher: Delacorte
Publication date: April 19, 2016
Pages: 336
Source/format: ARC from the publisher

Rating: ☆☆☆

Synopsis (from

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.

M Y  T H O U G H T S

The Darkest Corners is an intense psychological thriller that doesn't seep in right away. From the beginning of the novel, the reader can tell there is a lot of loose ends. A mystery unfolds and Tessa is trying to pieces things together. She moved from Pennsylvania to Florida to live with her Grandmother years ago. Now she is back up in Fayette to deal with unfinished business. She cannot always run from her past and her past is starting to catch up with her.

Kara Thomas does an excellent job with background information to set the story. Her writing is suspenseful and I love her characters in this book. Although, Tessa doesn't live the perfect life, I enjoyed reading the friendship between Tessa and Callie. It is interesting how each person plays an important part of this novel.

The ending was so much to take in. I wish it wasn't so sudden and that we found out some of the information of this mystery ahead of time. I didn't know what to think after I finished this novel because it just took some time to process everything.

If you're looking for a gripping mystery thriller, pick up The Darkest Corners. It will blow your mind once you figure out the reveal.

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