Saturday, March 26, 2016

Blog Tour: The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas
The Darkest Corners
by Kara Thomas
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Publication Date: April 19th 2016
Publisher: Delacorte
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780553521467
Genre: Young Adult | Mystery
Source: For Review

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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. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts...

When I was first approached to read The Darkest Corners, I was definitely intrigued. I always love a good mystery, and I especially love them when they keep me guessing. I was hoping this one would do just that, because the story sounded awesome, and it did!

When Tessa was nine years old, her and her best friend, Callie, testified to help put a serial killer in jail. But did they really see what happened that night? When another body turns up, killed in the same way as the previous ones, the girls start to question if the right person is behind bars or not, or if there is killer is still at large.

Both Tessa and Callie have been through things that no child should ever have to go through. Having not seen each other for almost 10 years, their relationship was very strained when they first meet again, but before long they were working together to try to figure out what really happened. I really admired their determination throughout the story, even though they put themselves into some pretty dangerous situations more than a few times. Despite all they went through, these girls were very strong young ladies.

The storyline for this book is very mysterious and secretive. The first half of the book was a bit slow paced, as it was a lot of information gathering, but the second half was full of mystery and secrets and SO MUCH who-done-it guessing on my part. I'm usually pretty good at figuring out mystery novels pretty early on, and while I guessed right on one thing, there were SO many things that I completely missed, or were slipped in where I didn't expect them at all. I love that it keep me guessing throughout, and to be quite honest, it made me a little paranoid as well! I will totally be double checking my doors and windows tonight.

Overall; I really enjoyed The Darkest Corners, so much more than I expected to. Once I really got into the story, I absolutely could not put it down, and I love that it kept me guessing the whole time. Definitely check this out if you're into mystery reads! I'm definitely looking forward to reading more by this Kara Thomas in the future.

Happy Reading!!

Kara is the author of THE DARKEST CORNERS, coming from Penguin Random House/Delacorte Press in Spring 2016. She also wrote the Prep School Confidential series (St. Martin’s Press) and the pilot The Revengers for the CW under the pen name Kara Taylor. She’s represented by Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary & Media. You can find her on TwitterInstagram, or on the couch with her rescue cat, Felix.

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