[KINDLE] The Darkest Corners author Kara Thomas – clak.us
35 starsI m oing 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 Find all of my reviews at m pretty sure this ended up on
my Kindle when I went looking for a library book that wasn t available so this was offered as a Kindle when I went looking for a library book that wasn t available so this was offered as a instead but I m not positive because well Before I begin I need to apologize to this book for being the next thing I picked up after suffering from a severe bookhangover from Boy s Life I m not sure anything I read would have been able to et me out of the fog that one left me in but I am fairly certain this still would have just been meh for me The story here is about Tessa and her former bestie Callie who had a hand in putting a man behind bars for a series of murders of young women back when they were just kids Fastforward to the present where Tessa has returned to small town Pennsylvania in an attempt to see her inmate father before he dies While there another friend oes missing making Tessa and Callie uestion whether the man they identified as a serial killer so many years ago was actually innocent Sounds pretty decent right Unfortunately things went south for me real uick when Tessa began uestioning whether or not her estranged sister could have actually been the killer It was pretty clear that was Verdammt verliebt going to end up being a bait and switch sort of plotline that would morph into something else and since this was a thriller that something else would come nearly at the end of the whole book which it did but for 200 some pages all of the obvious f ery had me saying 25 Stars for readability but rounded down because in a week or two I will remember absolutely nothing about this book USA folks here is a GIVEAWAY of a copy of this bookReview posted on The Eater of Books blogThe Darkest Corners by Kara ThomasPublisher Delacorte PressPublication Date April 19 2016Rating 4 starsSource eARC from NetGalleySummary from GoodreadsThe Darkest Corners is a psychological thriller about the lies littleirls tell and the deadly truths those lies become There are The Way Between the Worlds (The View from the Mirror, 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 forood 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 uestions Things have never uite added up And now she has to Inverloch Volume 4 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 Tessaets to the truth the closer she The Good and Beautiful God gets to a killer and this time it won t be so easy to run awayWhat I LikedMyoodness this book was chilling I was thoroughly engrossed but also extremely terrified from start to finish I admit I don t read a ton of YA psychological thrillers or mystery so this was a huge change of pace for me And uite ood tooTen years ago Tessa and Callie testified that they saw the face of the person who killed Callie s cousin Lori one night at Callie s house Tessa left Fayette after the trial and moved to Florida with her randmother Callie and her parents remained in Fayette but Callie has been stuck Ten years later Callie relies on alcohol and substances and boys to help her forget Ten years later Tessa s father is dying of cancer in Fayette s prison and Tessa leaves Florida to stay with Callie and her parents Ten years later there is a new murder like the ones ten years ago The Darkest Corners is a psychological thriller about the lies little irls tell and the deadly truths those lies becomeThere are hosts 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 ne. Ger s cou Two things that are my absolute favorite1 Murder mysteries in which I am wrong about absolutely everything2 Books that make me say THIS IS SO GOOD out loud while I m readingAnd yes this was both I love love loved this book It s full of red herrings and secondary characters and tertiary ones and yet it s written so masterfully that you can simultaneously keep everything straight while also totally reading the wrong things into
everything and that is just fabulous I d venture to say this is my new favorite YA murder mystery which isn and that is just fabulous I d venture to "SAY THIS IS MY NEW FAVORITE YA MURDER MYSTERY " this is my new favorite YA murder mystery isn a huge stretch since Prep School Confidential was vying for that spot anyway One detail can change an entire story A necklace A phone call The smallest things could mean the difference between a man s life and death 3 12 stars The Darkest Corners is a slow mature character driven mystery about lies and truths the media involvement in crimes and confronting one s past It doesn t have the usual fast paced pulpy style we might expect from YA but slow start aside I was The Horse in Celtic Culture glad for itAnd it does start slow I feel like I should issue a warning about that I found that itradually became thrilling as little pieces of information were revealed but Thomas spends some time setting the scene and establishin Such a crazy mystery and thriller It surprised and engrossed me I just wish some of the loose ends and plot lines were tied up better 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 They want to believe I did it I think they re afraid of the Monster turning out to be someone who looks just like one of them Wyatt StokesTen years ago a killer known as the Ohio River Monster terrorised the town of Fayette targeting young women Wyatt Stokes was convicted of the murders largely due to eyewitness testimony from eight year olds Tessa Lowell and Callie Greenwood who identified Stokes outside the house the night the last victim their babysitter Lori Cawley was takenNow Tessa who moved away when she was nine is back in Fayette haunted and unsure if it was really Stokes she saw that night The she uncovers about Lori s past the less convinced she becomes And then another young woman is reported missing Tense and unsettling the suspense builds slowly leaving me constantly on alert all the while aware that danger lurks close by and that characters I ve rown attached to are oing to take risks to Every Boys Dream get to the truthJust like in her later books Kara Thomas painted a realistic detailed picture of small town life In this case Fayette was a struggling pitiful poverty stricken town on the verge of collapse The authors descriptions of the trailer park the public library and Bear Creek filled me with eual parts distaste and empathyI uickly warmed to our protagonist Tessa she had a lot of emotional depth and her fears and doubts were appropriate to the situation and the hurdles she faced I must mention that even though he only had a small role Decker was highly entertaining creating comic relief in an otherwise perilous situation I was overall happy with the resolution to the mysterys the last chapter especially sent shivers down my spine However the conclusion felt somewhat rushed after such a slow build up and friendships and relationships were wrapped up all too briefly and in some cases not at all As per usual the writing thoughts and dialogue were exceptional While not uite asood as The Cheerleaders and Little Monsters The Darkest Corners is still well worth a read and a first novel to be proud of This was my 3rd book by Kara Thomas and it did not disappoint I thought it was really reat Good story ood characters A Succession of Bad Days good mystery Looking forward to reading what she writes nex. Ave a way of losing touchBut ever since she left Tessa has had uestions Things have never uite added up And now she has too 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 The Multi-Orgasmic Man gets to the truth the closer sheets to a killer and this time it won’t be so easy to run away.
Kara Thomas ´ 5 reviewUt the man who Callie and Tessa helped put behind bars is
still behind bars Nothing is adding up neither past nor present Tessabehind bars Nothing is adding up neither past nor present Tessa Callie may not have talked to each other since the trial but they both know something with this recent murder is very wrongI can t say I m an expert on psychological thrillers or mysteries but I think this psychological thriller was EXCELLENT Probably the best I ve read I m drawing a blank trying to think of others I ve read but I m pretty sure none have come close to how reat I think this book was Thomas wrote a completely twisted and jaw dropping story Usually I m one of those readers that figures out the whodunit and the twists fairly early on but I didn t catch on until the protagonists Tessa and Callie caught onI am in awe of how intricate and twisted the whole story is There are several events that Tessa uestions several situationscases that don t make sense to her that have never made sense to her andor about which she s trying to find out For one the latest murder of Ari someone who Tessa new when she was little and living in Fayette Also where Tessa s sister is her sister visited their father when he was dying but Tessa hasn t seen her in ten years Further where Tessa s mother is Tessa hasn t seen her in years and neither has anyone else And finally who the real Ohio River Monster really is is it really Stokes the man that Tessa and Callie helped put behind barsBelieve it or not all of these situations are somewhat connected twisted yeah I won t say anything else about the plot and the murders and whatnot but just know that the author does a really ood job of weaving this story Nothing is obvious nothing is predictableThere is a lot of emotional rowth in this book in terms of both Tessa and Callie This book is written from Tessa s first "person point of view Tessa has a strong distinct voice very blunt " point of view Tessa has a strong distinct voice very blunt almost crude and somewhat pessimistic Tessa learns to open up and lean on others throughout this story Callie is different She hasn t been handling the trial well over the past ten years and she pretty much abandoned Tessa when Tessa HAD TO LIVE WITH HER GRANDMOTHER to live with her randmother Florida Callie is in my opinion a mess but she The Beast House / After Midnight grows a lot throughout the storyThere is no romance in this book which is bothood and bad Good because not every story needs romance and I didn t think this one needed it Bad because a little romance never hurts no love triangles though and there was a boy that I thought would play of a role on Tessa s part But that s okay He s a sweetie but he s definitely a periphery characterLike I said I don t want to Off Leash (Freelance Familiars Book 1) go into details and I definitely don t want to spoil anything so I ll wrap up here I m so impressed with this story and the way it was written and constructed I was chilled and freaked out and worried and desperate while reading this book I couldn t read fast enough Don t read this one at night peopleWhat I Did Not LikeThis isn tetting five stars from me it s not a new favorite as much as I loved this book I don t think I could see myself reading it again I m a scaredy cat But it was really I Walk in Dread good and I think others will enjoy I mentioned the lack of romance being bothood and bad see my explanation for that above That s the only thing I think I would complain about specificallyWould I Recommend ItIf you re a psychological thriller fan definitely do not miss this book Or maybe you like crime shows or mysteries definitely do not miss this book And if this is something out of your comfort zone like in my case hey you might be surprisedRating45 stars rounded down to 4 stars I m The Life You Save glad I decided toive this book a shot I liked Kara Taylor s books so I knew I would Tempting Meredith (Lovers and Friends, give Kara Thomas s books a chance same author different pseudonyms I highly recommend this chilling book 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 teena. Ver 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 foroodTessa and Callie have never talked about what they saw that night After the trial Callie drifted and Tessa moved and childhood friends just