The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas [eARC]

Title: The Darkest Corners
Author: Kara Thomas
Expected Publication: April 19, 2016
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.
I received an advance free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The book’s blurb was very fascinating and it struck me interesting. Unfortunately, as much as I enjoyed reading, the story and its plot lagged behind every now and then. Unlike other thrilling crime-suspense books, this doesn't have the usual fast-paced, narration that I usually noticed in this kind of genres. Although the world building is promising enough, the story starts slow, and there are long, unecessary narrative details that added nothing to the story. There are hefty of informations and backstory about the characters that I find useless and boring.

Although the drift of the story is slow, the author kept me curious enough to keep reading until the last chapter. There is no romance in this book, so if you are a kind of reader who wants some romance in her books, this is definitely not for you.

What I liked about this book is the conclusion, I didn't expect it at all. Aside from the Cliffhanger epilogue, the ending was absolutely not what I expected it to be.

The book has its flaws, but I believe that this book had potential. However, the execution and narration was just too much. Did I enjoy reading this? A little. Did I hate it? No.


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