Friday, March 25, 2016

Blog Tour: The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas

Title: The Darkest Corners
Author: Kara Thomas
Series: Stand Alone
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Publication Date: April 19, 2016
Source: Publisher

First let me say this... OMG THIS BOOK!!!! OMG OMG OMG!

Thank you for letting me get that out of my system.  This book has been sitting heavily on my mind since I finished reading it.  I cannot help but think back on it.  And every time I do... I discover that I like it more and more!

So I bet you are here because you are curious about this book and what it is about etc etc etc.

Well to quickly sum it up it is a psychological thriller murder mystery!   That should tell you right there that it needs to be read, but I will give you a bit more of an explanation anyways.

The Darkest Corners is told from the perspective of Tessa.  At the age of 9, while she was spending the night over at her BFF's house (Callie), Callie's cousin was murdered!!  The thing is, she wasn't just plainly murdered, she was murdered in the same fashion that others had been in the area!  Yes kids, there was a serial killer on the loose in Fayette targeting young girls.

Shortly thereafter, Tessa moved away to Florida to live with her grandma and Callie stayed.  Cut to about 9 years later, Tessa has to return to Fayette to visit her dying father who is in the prison near there.  She and Callie are no longer friends.  Tessa doesn't want to be there.  And then Tessa starts questioning things and looking for her estranged mother and sister.

My overall thoughts on this book aside from the tiny freak out I had at this beginning of this post/review are that it was AMAZING and wonderfully crafted.  I couldn't put it down.  I had to keep going.  I was pulled into the story.  I had to know what exactly was going on.

And to be completely honest with you, I am the kind of person who sneaks to the back of the book at the beginning of reading it.  The suspense of "do these people get together?" "does that person live?" etc etc etc kills me.  Usually the only way to keep me from doing this is to hand me an ebook to read (and I still do it with those as well, just not as often).  Well...I did it with this one.  AND YOU KNOW WHAT?!  Even though I did that, I still had NO IDEA what all was going to go down in the book.

Yes. The Darkest Corners was THAT wonderfully crafted that I could sneak to the back and STILL be totally surprised!

My Rating
4.5 Stars

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This review is based on an ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Also, don't forget to check out all this other awesome stuff!!!

The official website for The Darkest corners 

Isn't this picture of Kara Thomas just gorgeous?!

And the other stops on the blog tour!!

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3/23 Dark Faerie Tales
3/24 Ex Libris
3/25 Reading with Cupcakes
3/26 The Reader Bee
3/27 The Eater of Books!
3/28 Reading Teen
3/29 Chapter by Chapter
3/30 Winter Haven Books
3/31 Once Upon A Twilight
4/1 Intellectual Recreation
4/2 The Hiding Spot
4/3 Carina Books
4/4 Cover Contessa
4/5 Me Read A Lot
4/6 The Writer Diaries
4/7 Whimsically Yours
4/8 Hook of a Book
4/9 Reading Nook Reviews
4/10 Downright Dystopian
4/11 Such A Novel Idea
4/12 Across the Words
4/13 Reviews From a Bookworm
4/14 Itching For Books
4/15 Waste Paper Prose
4/16 The Irish Banana
4/17 The Book Rat
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  1. YES!!!!! OMG I agree with everything you said about this book. It was IMPOSSIBLE to put down. And that ending!? Oh my word, this book was incredible!! Thanks so much for sharing your review!

    - Elizabeth @ Book Yabber

  2. I've seen so many awesome reviews of this book! I have an ARC of it so I'm definitely going to be reading it soon!