The Darkest Corners
By Kara Thomas
Publication Date: April 19, 2016
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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.
I don’t quite know what I expected this book to be s- some sort of dark, twisty thriller maybe – but it was a pleasant surprise to me that there was more to the book than just the mystery!
I really liked the main character, Tessa, and the exploration of her relationships with her family and her childhood friend, Callie, who Tessa hasn’t seen in years.
As for the mystery, it wasn’t quite as twisty as I’d hoped, but it did surprise me at times. And I actually found myself more interested in the story of Tessa and her family than the main mystery – and as a mystery fan, I think that’s saying something!
Overall, the great writing and characters on top of a good mystery make this a great read!