Review: The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas

The Darkest Corners
Author: Kara Thomas
Release Date: 19th April 2016
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Genre: Mystery/Thriller, Young Adult
Source: Finished Copy from Publisher
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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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.
*Note: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, and in time for the tour. No monetary payments were made for me to say good opinions about this book. All that are written here are solely mine. 

The Darkest Corners at first glance is a really big book, not huge, but big. Looking at it for the first time really had me curious. I mean, it's big as hell and what do we have here in this cover. It looks like colored newspaper print with the colored printing effects. Definitely judge-able book that everyone must notice. And the title! Who wouldn't make a second glance at that title. You'll never even believe how dark that corners are. 

If you know me, I suck all of the romance a book can offer. I love cute, not-so cliché, but slow, swoon worthy, and light romance novels that has an impact at the end. I like mysteries too, that has romance in it. I read everything that screams love team in it. But damn it, I'd switch favorites if I'm going to read twisted, marvelous, and very engaging books like this. This book is a hooker. It'll swallow your mind and soul. It's something you wanted to end badly but still wanted the story to continue. It's black and it's white. It's faulty yet perfect. The heck, it's more beautiful the more darker it is. Definitely a must read, you guys. I fell for it, and so will you!

Years after the death of her best friend's cousin, Tessa Lowell decides to go back to her hometown in search for her mother and sister. She lived in her best friend's house, C, despite the fact that the two grew lives apart. Upon the death of yet another girl in town, the two suspect that the true killer of the Ohio River killings hasn't been caught correctly, that who they tried to get in jail were two young kids' mistake. Together they tried to find out who the twisted serial killer is. They just never knew when to get theirselves involved. And it comes unexpectedly. 

Like W-H-O-A. Hands. Down. This book may be the best book I have read this year. It's dark, gripping, and so twisted in so many level. I may have WTF-ed so many times that those words doesn't even justify the whole book. The cover may be simple, newspaper-y feels but what's inside was definitely mind blowing I don't even know what to say. The ending definitely left me speechless. These are the kinds that we never ever judge by the cover (despite the fact that I did!). It's definitely thrilling, that you'd never want to put the book down once you've started. There's never a dull moment, I tell you. It's engaging from start to end! (By this time you should be rushing to a bookstore or a library, to get your hands on this book. Really.)

Throughout the whole course of reading, I felt like I was Sherlock Holmes, combining clues and stuff like that, guessing and studying who the crazy killer was. Who in their right mind write stories like these? WTF. This is crazy. I know this story was inspired by a rather real-life murder scene but this book definitely took diversity at another level. I loved every scene whether how crazy that was or how unnecessary it was. Just the mere thought that I was also involved or engaged throughout the span of the story made it more marvelous and completely deft. I felt like I was blandished with a murder spree that is completely shrewd. Did you know that before even reading this book, I needed to muster all of my confidence in reading mystery books, although I did read some light mysteries before. This was a rather different level. Well done to that. I felt crazy afterwards. I needed a good mystery-thriller fix soon!

PS. Despite the words that I have said above, like I may have WTF-ed so many times, please take note that these are rather good things and that what I've said are praises. So, kuddos to you, Kara! I've now discovered a new favorite, an antithesis to the stories I am used to reading. This change of genre is really appreciated. More than you know. 

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