For fans of Gillian Flynn's Dark Places and Sara Shepard's Pretty Little Liars, 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.
©2016 Kara Thomas (P)2016 Listening Library
"Gripping from start to finish, The Darkest Corners took me into an underbelly I didn't know existed, with twists that left me shocked and racing forward to get to the end." (Victoria Aveyard, number-one New York Times best-selling author of Red Queen)
"A tight, twisted thriller, full of deft reversals and disturbing revelations - deeply, compulsively satisfying!" (Brenna Yovanoff, New York Times best-selling author of The Replacement)
"As dark as Gillian Flynn and as compulsive as Serial.... Kara Thomas' mystery debut is intricate, chilling, and deeply compelling. Unforgettable!" (Laura Salters, author of Run Away)
Most definitely! Keeps you guessing.
Somewhat a Gillian Flynn book.
the main character
How well do you know your family?
First time reading this author -- might be her first one -- I totally took a chance and it paid off. There wasn't even one review when I downloaded it.
Decent storyline- but def not comparable to Gillian Flynn's work. If I had known this was YA I wouldn't have purchased. Also, the narrator has an irritating nasally voice.
Great book. twists and turns keeps you listening. The narrator does a great job for the characters and the author's attention to detail makes you feel as though you are there. Very enjoyable. Looking forward to reading more from this author.
I think this book should have been categorized as YA, and the teenage voice reading it should have blown her nose or gotten over her cold before starting narration. The end of the book was fairly interesting, but really just the last 30 minutes or so. I didn't hate it, but I definitely didn't love it
WILL NOT SPOIL THIS BUT FOR IT BEING MY VERY FIRST EBOOK LET ME TELL YA- I FELL IN LOVE KEPT ME WONDERING AND WAITING BUT IT IS WELL WORHT THE SIDE OF THE BED SITTING ON EDGE WAITING TO FIND OUT. <3
The guessing!!!!! I usually can figure out what's going on, but when I find a book that totally throws me! I am a FAN!!! and this book did it!!!!
All of it!! Can't share much or I would give it all away!
How alive she makes every character.
It is so worth the credit!!! If you like a book that will keep you guessing, this is it... there was just one review for this book when I got it, but I DO NOT regret using my credit on it!!!!
Loved it. Honestly couldn't stop listening to this book. It's been hard for me to make it through a book latley but this one had me hooked from the start.
This story is exploitative and dull from the beginning. The premise, one of mysterious disappearances and murders in small town USA, leads from one fake out boring disappointment to the next. The reader makes matters worse with a monotonous nasal tone, perhaps thinking this makes her more convincing. Both she and the main character are unlikable in the extreme and uninteresting. Read The Goldfinch for fascinating rich characters.
enjoyed the story line, kept my interest, recommend young adults.
overall good performance and dialogue
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