The Darkest Corners (PDF)

  • Hardcover
  • 327
  • The Darkest Corners
  • Kara Thomas
  • English
  • 09 November 2019
  • 9780553521450

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REVIEW The Darkest Corners ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB 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 what happened there that last summer Memories of things so dark will burn themselves into your mind if you let themCallie never left She moved to another house so she doesn’t have to walk those same hall. 35 starsI m going back and forth on my rating with this one It was a very engaging read but somehow I still found myself let down I enjoyed what I read and flew through it thinking there would be this big payoff but the ending just didn t work for me This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year With expectations so high I guess it was bound to happen Oh wellTen years ago four girls were found dead along the Ohio River by the interstate all killed the same way There was a serial killer within their town dubbed the Ohio River Monster Tessa and Callie both 7 years old were the witnesses from the night Callie s cousin was murdered that sealed the fate of Wyatt Stokes sending him to death row They never talked about what they saw with each other Now it is ten years later and Tessa is returning to Fayette Pennsylvania for the first time since she was 9 to say goodbye to her dying dad It is a town full of haunting memories that Tessa is not too happy to be returning to Sometimes it s best to forget Callie however still stuck in Fayette drowns herself in alcohol and finds escape from the memories through partying Callie hasn t talked to Tessa since she left town so it s a drag for her mom to have agreed to let Tessa stay at their house It doesn t take long for a fifth body to appear for the first time since ten years ago bringing to uestion whether the Ohio River Monster is still out there Tessa decides she needs to know exactly what happened the night Callie s cousin was killedI loved the dynamic of Tessa and Callie s friendship It is one of those complex relationships that feels authentic with what all they had gone through It s certainly up there in terms of well portrayed female friendships in my book The whole mystery kept my interest and is right up my alley though I still found there to be a lot of unnecessary details thrown in I can appreciate a good red herringbut come on And my biggest issue was that I was expecting of a thriller with this big mind blowing moment Maybe I ve read too many psychological thrillers or the Gillian Flynn comparison gave me even higher expectations The big twist just didn t do it for meWhen I really thought about itI realized if this had been an adult book and not YA there s no way I would have given it the rating I was planning to give I guess there are just so few great young adult psychological thrillers out there It s unfortunate This one is dark and is certainly a great attempt I just wanted so much I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review from the publisher

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REVIEW The Darkest Corners ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Since she left Tessa has had uestions Things have never uite 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 person who know the truthOnly 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. A truth that s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent William BlakeKara Thomas an American author pens a dark psychological thriller in her new book The Darkest Corners that unfolds the story of two teenagers who drift apart after the night when one of the teenager s cousin was found murdered one summer night Now years later both of their past comes knocking at their doors and willing or unwillingly they must face the past and the lies before they begin their college lifeSynopsis The Darkest Corners is a psychological thriller about the lies little girls tell and the deadly truths those lies becomeThere 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 themCallie 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 goodTessa 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 touchBut ever since she left Tessa has had uestions Things have never uite 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 truthOnly 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 Tessa has moved out of her small town Fayette nine years back due to a murder of her best friend Callie s cousin Lori and also the incident put a permanent end to her friendship with Callie as Tessa testimonies against Wyatt thus helping the cops to put him behind the bars And as for Callie she drowned herself in alcohol and loud parties to keep herself away from the brutal memories of the night of her cousin s murder But now both things and perspective have changed of Tessa and she must face all those unanswered uestions that making her curious and restless even if it means to go back to Fayette and reunite with her childhood best friend Callie and to face the skeletons from her closet But can she find closure that she is looking for and put it all behind her for once and allI m an absolute sucker for dark psycho thrillers especially the ones which comes haunting back long after its end unfortunately sadly this book is not that kind of a psycho thriller Instead this book challenges the readers s thoughts to think about the two central characters and the dynamics of their constantly shifting friendship Even though this book had its own advantages and perks it still kept me rooted till the end although at times I was losing my focus as well as interest from the bookThe author s writing style is fantastic and really emphatic as she has laced it with deep and evocative emotions The narrative is poignant and thought provoking although it lacks from smooth movement The pacing is I repeat very slow so grab the book only if you want to keep up with such a slower pace but mind it the climax justifies the slower pace and makes up for all those times that you invested into this book The author builds up the suspense cleverly but mid way through the book she shifts her focus from building up the tension to building up the friendship between the two girls and then throwing sticks and rocks on their way The author strikingly portrays the teenage friendships and relationships by vividly capturing a young adult s mind who is either belonging from a family of lower class or trying hard to make a living in a positive way The author focuses on the issues created by the influence of media and how they provoke the minds of the common viewers to think otherwise The characters are the best aspect of this book that makes it stand out in the crowd The characters are yes very very flawed and will have that psychological grip on the minds of the readers till the very end and will also make them curious and uestion every little event from the story line Tessa coming from a working class background absolutely makes her someone who knows where and how to keep her feet on the ground as she knows about daily struggle Tessa in not only brave but also clever and honest about her moves even she might be lying uite a few times in the book Tessa s journey is provocative and even the readers alone need to figure out the way to the end through the tangle and web of lies The rest of the supporting characters are eually realistic and interesting as the author smartly carves them out with flawsIn a nutshell this is a captivating young adult thriller that will definitely hook the readers right from the beginning and will not let them go till the very endVerdict Yes it is highly recommended for all YA as well as for crime thriller fans Courtesy Thanks to the author s publishers for giving me an opportunity to read and review this book

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REVIEW The Darkest Corners ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB S 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 goodTessa 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 touchBut ever. The answer to this mystery is actually really interesting But I m not sure enough evidence was planted beforehand to make it feel entirely satisfying and for my taste there was too much time spent on superfluous details and there are too many uninteresting red herrings in the first 34ths of the book I would love to have read this story if certain characters has been developed view spoilerespecially since women culprits are so much less common hide spoiler