The Darkest Corners Review

For the fifth book in the Week of Reviews I have chosen The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas. This book is coming out Tuesday so look out for it! (happy early book birthday) The other reviews I’ve done so far this week: The Art of SecretsShatter Me, Lady Renegades and Wild Swans.

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Cover Rating: 4 out of 10. I don’t know, it’s just not doing it for me. It looks like something I could do on my phone.

Book Rating:  ★★★★.5 out of 5

“Every now and then another answer to what happened that night sneaks in from the darkest corners of my mind. I usually squash it like a mosquito–there’s no point dwelling on questions no one can answer for me. 

But now that I’m here, I can’t ignore certain things any longer. 

There are worse things in this world than monsters, and somehow, they always manage to find me.”

This is by far one of the best thrillers I’ve read this year, if not the best. The Darkest Corners will keep you guessing until the very last second of it’s blockbuster finale (I’m still not over it myself, to be honest).

Plot:

Tessa left Fayette, Pennsylvania after a haunting event takes place. She has tried not to look back, but the secrets that she and Callie burried there are too dark to forget. Callie never moved from Fayette, but she too is still affected by the demons of her past. The girls never talked about what they saw that night, but Tessa has questions. They sent a man to prision, but was he really guilty? Callie’s cousin Lori was killed that night, years ago. Callie said she saw Wyatt Stokes face, that he was the killer. But the closer Tessa looks, the more she realizes that Callie might not have been telling the truth, but protecting herself.

Positives:


“Everything is all wrong. The police were wrong about who killed Lori and those other girls–they were wrong, and the Monster’s still out there.”

The mystery had twists and turns that you WILL NOT SEE COMING. It’s captivating, and you’re going to second guess who to trust. If this is the kind of thriller/mystery that you enjoy, you are going to eat this book up like cake. The characters were rich, and I loved Tessa and was rooting for her to find out the truth through the book.

Negatives:

This was slow paced, so if you don’t like that in books, this probably isn’t for you. You also need to be paying very careful attention to everything that’s happening, so if you get distracted for a page you’ll be extremely confused. I can’t think of anything else that’s really negative!

This is a crazy-awesome mystery-thriller and I completely recommend it.

xx,

Sophie

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 (I recieved an ARC from Random House Children’s @ NetGalley and all quotations were taken from an unfinished copy, therefore they may not be in the final publication.)
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