I'm always able to get through a book faster using Audio.
yes, I knew knew what to expect with Lee. With friends like hers, who needs enemies??? Great twist!!
No I have not.
No. I have to take some mental breaks.
This book is intense. The back/forth from past to present got on my nerves initially but I got used to it mid way. The narrators was good and the male made me love Lee as much as I wanted to hate his charactre and the things he did. If you have a history of domestic violence (at any level), this book will definitely trigger some past emotions. I feel bad for people in this situation!
This is a very disturbing read (okay, listen). The title sums it up, it brings you to a dark corner where there is seemingly no escape. I prefer mysteries to thrillers but a well written thriller is almost as enjoyable as a good mystery. I just found this unrelentingly harrowing and wouldn't recommend it to my friends. This might be a spoiler but the story goes back and forth between the actual domestic violence and terrorism perpetrated against the main character by her lover and four years later, as she tries to regain her mental well being that he stole from her. Both of these situations are unenviable and as far as I'm concerned an exercise in how much depressive reading (listening) a person can take - I figure I could've taken about half of what is served up here. It still would've gotten to where it was eventually going and I would've been released from it's oppressiveness that much sooner.
I couldn't get enough of this book! I added it to my Kindle so that I could read it and listen to it. What an interesting concept.
Just could not get into this book was so much rambling on about checking locks on the doors there was no way I could get into this story. would have given it a zero but the option was not available
I loved the way Elizabeth Haynes really takes you into the mind of Kathy.
Though I could foresee many of the events, there were surprising and exciting twists.
Karen Cass and David Thorpe surprised me very much. Karen Cass made Kathy so innocent and sweet and really made her come alive for me. Plus the accents rocked.
I will listen to this selection again for sure.
I enjoy reading/listening to novels for many reasons, but two come to mind with this book: 1. I like an intriguing story, and 2. I enjoy learning about real world problems, issues, conditions, etc. from characters who can teach me something I don't know. Darkest Corner scores on both those points.
Case in point: I probably would never read a nonfiction book (maybe not even an article) about OCD. But I learned so much from Catherine, not only about the behavior of those who suffer but the backstory that adds the causal dimension, not to mention the remedies that help someone escape the clutches of OCD. You can feel her anguish, grasp her (sometimes bizarre) behavior, even sympathesize with the impatience of her psychologist/boyfriend. You also learn (as Catherine does as well) why a woman finds it difficult to impossible to escape an abusive relationship.
Elizabeth Haynes has done an effective job of organizing the story by switching back and forth between two time periods, four years apart, to explore how Catherine gets drawn into a relationship that turns (almost) deadly, and how she copes with its aftermath. (I am also a sucker for the quaint and generally more accurate language and idioms of the British, which makes this a more enjoyable listen than a read.) Even when the story drags occasionally, you get the sense that it's supposed to drag because the pace reinforces the endless "checking" Catherine must undertake to feel safe.
This is a winner!
This was similar to Gone Girl which I loved it had a wonderful mix of suspense, intrigue, and romance.
I think this story was well-written, well-told, and realistic. I thought during this book that if someone had gone through a similar situation in real life, they would have some serious coping issues due to the subject matter. I couldn't give it a 5 because I like to read more cheerful fiction. I read suspense or other genres just for a change of pace.
I sat in the garage when I got home because I wanted to keep listening.
Karen Cass' narration was amazing.
When you know something terrible is going to happen, you don't want to watch, but you just can't look away...I actually tried to stop listening to this one, but I had to go back and finish it. Great story, well read.