The Darkest Corners

The Darkest Corners

Book - 2016 | First edition.
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"Gripping from start to finish . . . with twists that left me shocked."--Victoria Aveyard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Red Queen

For fans of Gillian Flynn and 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 secrets around every corner in Fayette, Pennsylvania. Tessa left when she was nine and has been trying ever since not to think about what happened there that last summer.
She and her childhood best friend Callie never talked about what they saw. Not before the trial. And certainly not after.
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 what really happened, the closer she gets to a killer--and this time, it won't be so easy to run away.

And don't miss Kara's next "eerie and masterly psychological thriller" Little Monsters --on sale now (SLJ) !
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780553521450
Branch Call Number: Y Fic
Characteristics: 327 pages ; 24 cm


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Mar 18, 2018

"I don't know" is basically my opinion about this book. Even when I was reading it flipping page after page, reading chapter after chapter I couldn't make up my mind about whether I liked what I was reading or not. This was because the book lacked many elements and at the same time there were some parts of the book where I was left stunned. Character development was an issue here. Tessa and Callie were the same throughout the whole book, which was the main reason why this book was boring at some parts. Also, the "romances" didn't wrap up the way they were supposed to, that if there were any because I think there were but I'm not very sure. For example, the Callie, Ryan, and Nick love triangle didn't have an ending. Decker as the guy who "I think" liked Tessa just made a special appearance in the book and never showed up again. I was pretty much unsure about everything, except for the killer's identity: this one left me hooked. This book could've been the best YA thriller book I've ever read, but as I said, it lacked some important elements which dropped my rating from 5 to 3 stars.
- @rahmamawlood of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library


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