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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 1 2 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 glad for it.And it does start slow I feel like I should issue a warning about that I fou 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 1 2 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 glad for it.And it does start slow I feel like I should issue a warning about that I found that it gradually becamethrilling as little pieces of information were revealed, but Thomas spends some time setting the scene and establishing relationship dynamics first As it turns out, this is not a negative The complex characters and relationships lend depth to the later story as it unfolds, making this a book about farthan just whodunnit Tessa has been trying not to think about her past ever since she helped put a serial killer in prison as a child It s a dark area of her memory that she s afraid to revisit and confront afraid of what she might find and how much truth was really in her childhood testimony Now she is forced to go back to the place where it all happened Fayette, Pennsylvania and things start to resurface Things involving Wyatt Stokes, Callie, her family, and herself.It s a tale full of red herrings, twists and suspense The kind where it s impossible to know who to trust even those the narrator loves most Yes, I am a liar, but there are a couple of things I feel the need to say about that One I come from a family of liars There is absolutely no romance, but plenty of girl friendship the relationship between Tessa and Callie is a fantastic portrayal of two teen girls who ve been through hell together So many layers explored I also really liked the working class elements Many mystery thrillers stick with upper middle class families and look at the crazy going on behind the white picket fences and yeah, that s fun too But it was refreshing to see a thriller focus on characters from disadvantaged backgrounds their life and family experiences and how this affects their outlook and the options that have been available to them There s a running theme of truth and lies in this book, demanding that the reading question the nature of them both and making the conclusion even harder to see coming An enjoyable, unexpected story for teens and adults alike.Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Store USA folks here is a GIVEAWAY of a copy of this book Review posted on The Eater of Books blog The Darkest Corners by Kara ThomasPublisher Delacorte PressPublication Date April 19, 2016Rating 4 starsSource eARC from NetGalleySummary from Goodreads 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 ev USA folks here is a GIVEAWAY of a copy of this book Review posted on The Eater of Books blog The Darkest Corners by Kara ThomasPublisher Delacorte PressPublication Date April 19, 2016Rating 4 starsSource eARC from NetGalleySummary from Goodreads 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.What I Liked My goodness, 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 quite good, too Ten 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 grandmother 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 but the man who Callie and Tessa helped put behind bars is still behind bars Nothing is adding up, neither past nor present Tessa and Callie may not have talked to each other since the trial, but they both know something with this recent murder is very wrong.I 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 great 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 on.I am in awe of how intricate and twisted the whole story is There are several events that Tessa questions, several situations cases that don t make sense to her, that have never made sense to her, and or about which she s trying to find outFor 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 bars Believe 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 good job of weaving this story Nothing is obvious, nothing is predictable.There is a lot of emotional growth 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 and 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 in Florida Callie is, in my opinion, a mess, but she grows a lot throughout the story.There is no romance in this book which is both good 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 playof a role, on Tessa s part But that s okay He s a sweetie but he s definitely a periphery character.Like I said, I don t want to 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, people.What I Did Not Like This isn t getting 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 good and I think others will enjoy I mentioned the lack of romance being both good and bad see my explanation for that above That s the only thing I think I would complain about specifically.Would I Recommend It If 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 surprised Rating 4.5 stars rounded down to 4 stars I m glad I decided to give this book a shot I liked Kara Taylor s books, so I knew I would give Kara Thomas s books a chance same author, different pseudonyms I highly recommend this chilling book 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 suggestion 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 get me out of the fog that one left me 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 suggestion 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 get 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 goes missing, making Tessa and Callie question 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 quick when Tessa began questioning whether or not her estranged sister could have actually been the killer It was pretty clear that was 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 2.5 Stars for readability, but rounded down because in a week or two I will remember absolutely nothing about this book 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 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 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 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 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 3 4ths of the book I would love to have read this story if certain characters has beendeveloped view spoiler especially since women culprits are so much less common hide spoiler , and perhaps if a lot of 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 3 4ths of the book I would love to have read this story if certain characters has beendeveloped view spoiler especially since women culprits are so much less common hide spoiler , and perhaps if a lot of the extraneous characters and details in the beginning were cut out altogether I spent the first few chapters constantly flipping between pages and blurb and editor s note to figure out who the main players were, as there were so many introduced and most didn t even turn out to be at all important entertaining There were also some logic gaps that would have been questioned by routine police work and autopsies, I think, that seemed to be unaddressed here Still, I liked the ending chapters, and enjoyed that it wasn t what I expected I read too many thrillers to rate this onethan 3 stars, but certainly other readers might enjoy thisthan I did An advance copy was provided by the publisher for this review A truth that s told with bad intent, beats all the lies you can inventWilliam 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 colle A truth that s told with bad intent, beats all the lies you can inventWilliam 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 life.Synopsis 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 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 questions 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 all I 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 book.The 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 question 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 quite 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 equally realistic and interesting as the author smartly carves them out with flaws.In 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 end.Verdict 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 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 Stokes.Ten 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 takeThey 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 Stokes.Ten 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 taken.Now, Tessa, who moved away when she was nine, is back in Fayette, haunted and unsure if it was really Stokes she saw that night Theshe 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 grown attached to are going to take risks to get to the truth.Just 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 equal parts distaste and empathy.I quickly 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 mystery s, 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 quite as good as The Cheerleaders and Little Monsters, The Darkest Corners is still well worth a read, and a first novel to be proud of Two things that are my absolute favorite 1 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 t Two things that are my absolute favorite 1 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 t a huge stretch since Prep School Confidential was vying for that spot anyway This was my 3rd book by Kara Thomas, and it did not disappoint I thought it was really great Good story, good characters, good mystery Looking forward to reading what she writes next The Darkest Corners


About the Author: Kara Thomas

Kara is the author of THE DARKEST CORNERS, LITTLE MONSTERS and THE CHEERLEADERS.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.


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