March 29, 2016

Blog Tour: The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas – Review

The Darkest CornersTour


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The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas

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Blog Tour:  The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas – Review

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.

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The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas
Published by: Delacorte Press  on April 19, 2016


This title was provided to us by the Publisher/Author. We were in no way compensated for our review(s).




MaryAnn-2015If you’re looking for a read that will keep you guessing until the very end, and then leave you with a “WTF just happened” ending, The Darkest Corners b Kara Thomas is the book for you.

I’m a big fan of thrillers.  The twistier the better!  The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas was no exception.  The twists and turns in the plot was exactly enough that it didn’t leave my head spinning and questioning where things were headed.  I will admit that my guess as to who killer is was completely wrong and that the ending left me with a gasp.  I literally gasped aloud after reading the last paragraph.  Well done Ms. Thomas…Well.Done.

Tessa thought that her past was well behind her, until her grandma tells her that she needs to go back to her hometown of Fayette, Pennsylvania to visit her father for the last time in jail, before he passes away from cancer.  Not only is Tessa leaving with pretty much just the clothes on her back (thanks grandma), but she is heading back to a terrifying past that tore her life apart.  And to make things worse, she’s staying at her old bestfriend, Callie’s, home.  As the only two witnesses that put the Ohio River Monster in jail, this reunion brings secrets of that terrible night to the surface.

But when another murder done in the same style as the Ohio River Monster occurs, Callie and Tessa decide to play detective and figure out if they had put the wrong person in jail for the murders of all those women, including Callie’s cousin Lori, and to figure out who the real monster is before he finds them.

What I did enjoy about The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas was her ability to tell the story and suck me in from pretty right from the beginning.  The characters in the book were all very relatable, and the problems that the girls have after all they had been through were believable, like the addictions and anxiety and their fears.

There were a couple of characters that I wish we got to know a lot better, and there were parts near the end that just felt rushed.  I really can’t say too much as it will definitely giveaway the ending!  The grandmother pissed me off to high heaven, and don’t even get me started on Tessa’s mother… In fact, even though Callie’s mother Maggie had some traits that I just loved about her, there was one that had me scratching my head…like finding a bottle of booze under your daughter’s bed and then confronting her about it whilst drinking half the bottle… um what?  I think I missed something there…

All in all, The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas is well worth the read for any fans of thriller reads.  I swear, you will not see the very VERY end coming.  It’s a sucker punch to the face is what it is.


About Kara Thomas

Kara is the author of THE DARKEST CORNERS, coming April 2016 from Random House/Delacorte. 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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