March 29, 2016

Blog Tour: The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas – Review

The Darkest CornersTour


Hello Readers!  Welcome to our Tour Stop for

The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas

presented by Penguin Random House!

Be sure to check out the rest of the schedule found at the end of the post!






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-author author=”Kara Thomas”]



3/14 Fresh Fiction

3/15 Jessabella Reads

3/16 Book Addict Confessions

3/17 Hollywood News Source

3/18 Undeniably (Book) Nerdy

3/19 Curling Up with a Good Book

3/20 Out of Time

3/21 Supernatural Snark

3/22 Live to Read, review

3/23 Dark Faerie Tales

3/24 Ex Libris

3/25 Reading with Cupcakes

3/26 The Reader Bee

3/27 The Eater of Books!

3/28 Reading Teen

3/29 Chapter by Chapter

3/30 Winter Haven Books

3/31 Once Upon A Twilight

4/1 Intellectual Recreation

4/2 The Hiding Spot

4/3 Carina Books

4/4 Cover Contessa

4/5 Me Read A Lot

4/6 The Writer Diaries

4/7 Whimsically Yours

4/8 Hook of a Book

4/9 Reading Nook Reviews

4/10 Downright Dystopian

4/11 Such A Novel Idea

4/12 Across the Words

4/13 Reviews From a Bookworm

4/14 Itching For Books

4/15 Waste Paper Prose

4/16 The Irish Banana

4/17 The Book Rat

4/18 YA Reads

4/19 No BS Book Review

4/20 Serenity’s Lovely Reads

4/21 Pandora’s Books


No Comments

No comments yet.

Leave a comment

Your comments make us smile!