Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Review: Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes

Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes

Publisher: Harper 
Pages: 416 
Format: ARC 
Buy the Book: Amazon 

Goodreads:  Catherine has been enjoying the single life for long enough to know a good catch when she sees one. Gorgeous, charismatic, spontaneous - Lee seems almost too perfect to be true. And her friends clearly agree, as each in turn falls under his spell. But there is a darker side to Lee. His erratic, controlling and sometimes frightening behaviour means that Catherine is increasingly isolated. Driven into the darkest corner of her world, and trusting no one, she plans a meticulous escape. Four years later, struggling to overcome her demons, Catherine dares to believe she might be safe from harm. Until one phone call changes everything. This is an edgy and powerful first novel, utterly convincing in its portrayal of obsession, and a tour de force of suspense.

Kritters Thoughts:  If a book can give you the creepies, then this one is first on my list.  I have read books where I am left on edge or wondering who dun it, but this one just made me want to check the security in our condo and make sure the dog would bark at anything other than the wind.

Catherine/Cathy is the main character and as the story progresses in two different time periods, the reader is able to see her get more antsy while at the same time reading how she got that way and the relationship that left her feeling out of control.  This style of unfolding the story worked so perfectly and I can't imagine the story being told any other way.  

The characters drove the story and even though she spent most of the book checking the locks in her house or being paranoid, I didn't feel it to be repetitive, I was getting more anxious as she was in the story.  When I get so involved with a character that my emotions are invested, I say that is a book worth passing on to friends and family.

Maybe the police connection added to my creeps or that I read it while he was on duty, but this one was successful at making me feel uncomfortable!  But if you are worried about getting the creeps, I always say that if the story couldn't happen to me then I am less likely to have nightmares.

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row (need a light one after this one!)

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

Rest of the tour stops:

Tuesday, May 22nd: Jenn’s Bookshelves
Wednesday, May 23rd: Cerebral Girl in a Redneck World
Thursday, May 24th: StephTheBookworm
Monday, May 28th: Jen’s Book Thoughts
Tuesday, May 29th: Kahakai Kitchen
Wednesday, May 30th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Friday, June 1st: A Worn Path
Monday, June 4th: A Bookish Way of Life
Tuesday, June 5th: Book Reviews by Molly
Wednesday, June 6th: Book Addict Katie
Thursday, June 7th: Paperback Princess
Monday, June 11th: Mary’s Cup of Tea
Thursday, June 14th: Twisting the Lens
Friday, June 15th: “That’s Swell!”
Monday, June 18th: Book Hooked Blog
Tuesday, June 19th: Kritters Ramblings
Monday, June 25th: Reviews By Lola
Tuesday, June 26th: Life In Review
Wednesday, June 27th: A Bookworm’s World
Friday, June 29th: Proud Book Nerd
Wednesday, July 4th: Tiffany’s Bookshelf
Thursday, July 5th: Veronica M.D.
Monday, July 9th: Booksie’s Blog
Thursday, July 12th: MariReads
Friday, July 13th: My Life in Not So Many Words

1 comment :

  1. So what you're saying is, don't read this book when I'm alone at night someplace, or just before I have to walk through a dark parking lot to get to my car? Got it!

    Sounds like a deliciously creepy read! I'm featuring your review on TLC's Facebook page today.

    Thanks for being on the tour.


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