This was my 3rd book by Kara Thomas and it did not disappoint I thought it was really great Good story good characters good mystery Looking forward to reading what she writes next They want to believe I did it I think they re afraid of the Monster turning out to be someone who looks just like one of them Wyatt StokesTen years ago a killer known as the Ohio River Monster terrorised the town of Fayette targeting young women Wyatt Stokes was convicted of the as the Ohio River Monster terrorised the town of Fayette targeting young women Wyatt Stokes was convicted of the largely due to eyewitness testimony from eight year olds Tessa Lowell and Callie Greenwood who identified Stokes Outside The House The NIGHT THE LAST VICTIM THEIR BABYSITTER The Last Victim Their Babysitter house the night the last victim their babysitter Cawley was takenNow Tessa who moved away when she was nine is back in Fayette haunted and unsure if it was really Stokes she saw that night The she uncovers about Lori s ast the less convinced she becomes And then another young woman is reported missing Tense and unsettling the suspense builds slowly leaving me constantly on alert all the while aware that danger lurks close by and that characters I ve grown attached to are going to take risks to get to the truthJust like in her later books Kara Thomas The Blue Door (Threshold painted a realistic detailedicture of small town life In this case Fayette was a struggling Two Views on the Doctrine of the Trinity pitifuloverty stricken town on the verge of collapse The authors descriptions of the trailer The Art of Standing Still park theublic library and Bear Creek filled me with eual A Ladys Honor (Cliffs of Cornwall, parts distaste and empathyI uickly warmed to ourrotagonist Tessa she had a lot of emotional depth and her fears and doubts were appropriate to the situation and the hurdles she faced I must mention that even though he only had a small role Decker was highly entertaining creating comic relief in an otherwise Bob and Larry in the Case of the Missing Patience perilous situation I was. The Darkest Corners is asychological thriller about the lies little girls tell and the deadly truths those lies becomeThere 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 themCallie ne. Overall happy with the to the mysterys the last chapter especially sent shivers down my spine However the conclusion felt somewhat rushed after such a slow build up and friendships and relationships were wrapped up all too briefly and in some cases not at all As er usual the writing thoughts and dialogue were exceptional While not uite as good as The Cheerleaders and Little Monsters The Darkest Corners is still well worth a read and a first novel to be Mostly Mama proud of The answer to this mystery is actually really interesting But I m not sure enough evidence waslanted beforehand to make it feel entirely satisfying and for my taste there was too much time spent on superfluous details and there are too many uninteresting red herrings in the first 34ths of the book I would love to have read this story if certain characters has been developed view spoilerespecially since WOMEN CULPRITS ARE SO MUCH LESS COMMON HIDE SPOILER culprits are so much less common hide spoiler a crazy mystery and thriller It surprised and engrossed me I just wish some of the loose ends and The Naked Man plot lines were tied up better One detail can change an entire story A necklace Ahone call The smallest things could mean the difference between a man s life and death 3 12 stars The Darkest Corners is a slow mature character driven mystery about lies and truths the media involvement in crimes and confronting one s Damias Children past It doesn t have the usual fastaced Cutremur de timp pulpy style we might expect from YA but slow start aside I was glad for itAnd it does start slow I feel like I should issue a warning about that I found that it gradually became thrilling as littleieces of information were revealed but Thomas spends some time setting the scene and establishing relationship dynamics first As it tur. Ver 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 arties hard enough maybe one day they’ll disappear for goodTessa and Callie have never talked about what they saw that night After the trial Callie drifted and Tessa moved and childhood friends just ,
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Ns out this is not a negative The complex characters and relationships lend depth to the later story as it unfolds making this a book about far than just whodunnitTessa has been trying not to think about her ast ever since she helped Die Botin des Königs (Reiter-Trilogie put a serial killer inrison as a child It s a dark area of her memory that she s afraid to revisit and confront afraid of what she might find and how much truth was really in her childhood testimony Now she is forced to go back to The Place Where It place where it happened Fayette Pennsylvania and things start to resurface Things involving Wyatt Stokes Callie her family and herselfIt s a tale full of red herrings twists and suspense The kind where it s impossible to know who to trust even those the narrator loves most Yes I am a liar but there are a couple of things I feel the need to say about that One I come from a family of liars There is absolutely no romance but Patagonia Express plenty of girl friendship the relationship between Tessa and Callie is a fantasticortrayal of two teen girls who ve been through hell together So many layers explored I also really liked the working class elements Many mysterythrillers stick with upper middle class families and look at the crazy going on behind the white icket fences and yeah that s fun too
But it was refreshing to see a thriller focus on characters from disadvantaged backgrounds their life andit was refreshing to see a thriller focus on characters from disadvantaged backgrounds their life and experiences and how this affects their outlook and the options that have been available to them There s a running theme of truth and lies in this book demanding that the reading uestion the nature of them both and making the conclusion even and lies in this book demanding that the reading uestion the nature of them both and making the conclusion even to see coming An enjoyable unexpected story for teens and adults alikeBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube Stor. Ave a way of losing touchBut ever since she left Tessa has had uestions Things have never uite 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 erson who may be hiding the truthOnly 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.