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Darkest Place by [Ford, Jaye]
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4.7 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

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Length: 346 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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An adrenaline-pumping suspense novel from the author of Beyond Fear. What if a stranger is watching you sleep - and no one believes you?

Carly Townsend is starting over after a decade of tragedy and pain. In a new town and a new apartment she's determined to leave the memories and failures of her past behind.

However that dream is shattered in the dead of night when she is woken by the shadow of a man next to her bed, silently watching her. And it happens week after week.

Yet there is no way an intruder could have entered the apartment. It's on the fourth floor, the doors are locked and there is no evidence that anyone has been inside.

With the police doubting her story, and her psychologist suggesting it's all just a dream, Carly is on her own. And being alone isn't so appealing when you're scared to go to sleep . . .

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1122 KB
  • Print Length: 346 pages
  • Publisher: RHA eBooks Adult (1 February 2016)
  • Sold by: Random House Australia
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B017J5899W
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #114,948 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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Darkest Place is the sixth novel by Australian author Jaye Ford and continues her tradition of creating strong likeable female characters amidst a swirling backdrop of secrets and half-truths.

I enjoyed this latest offering from Ford. Carly was a great lead character… She’s been through a lot and – despite this (or because of this) – quite resilient. She’s also self-conscious however, given this past and aware that the police and others may be right and she’s imagining her night-time visitor.

She’s unsure who to trust but eventually shares her story with Nate, her neighbour. He’s got his own cross to bear but there’s a touch of romance… albeit with a hint of menace as Carly can’t be entirely sure her nocturnal guest is imagined. And that it isn’t someone in her building…. including Nate.

Plot-wise we’re kept guessing and Ford introduces an array of peripheral and support characters as potential suspects. That is – of course – if there IS someone playing havoc with Carly’s life.

3.5 stars

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4.5★
Frying pan to fire. Cliff face and climbing tragedy in the country to stalker/intruder terror in the city. After the tragedy, she’s become infamous in her hometown, and her mother is so unsupportive she tells Carly “’It’s time you thought about something else. You might never have children, you need to come to terms with that.’” Gee, thanks a lot.

I liked Carly, and I could picture her friends and how and where they live. They seem like real people with their own real back stories. People you might like to meet again. Sadly, they don’t all make it to the end of the book. (No spoilers.)

She’s moved from the country and bought a flat in a renovated warehouse complex where the ceilings are so high that changing lightbulbs is a feat of agility with a very long ladder—something that confronts her almost as soon as she moves in. And the windows are so high and enormous, she can’t cover them with curtains. Exposed. And she’s already a bundle of nerves.

“A long time ago, she’d accepted the anxiety as a passenger on board her life—fighting it had always felt like denying responsibility.”

She signs up for uni courses, meets neighbours, classmates, and hopes to hide her past. But she wakes at night with nightmares, thinking there is a man in her room, and because the police find no evidence of intrusion, they assume she needs counselling and warn her not to pester them.

“She’d come here to start again, to be someone else. Not the reckless Carly . . . and not the guilt-burdened version who’d waited thirteen years for fate to exact its punishment. Someone better, stronger and less selfish; someone worthy—but she wouldn’t find that person if she was screwed around by a scary guy sitting on her bed.
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By Lynn Mccarthy TOP 100 REVIEWER on 19 February 2016
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This is the 3rd book I have read by Jayne and like the others it was brilliant.

Carly has moved to her new home to start a new life hoping to leave all her tragedies behind.
She buys an apartment in a converted warehouse.After a few nights in her new home she has an intruder in her bedroom he doesn't do much just lies on top of her and she can not move.She calls the police but there is nothing to find all the doors and windows are still locked, the intruder starts to come on a regular basis but it is always the same nothing to say he has been there, after calling the police out 3 times she is told if she does it again she will be charged for wasting police time.
Her next door neighbour hears her in the night and tries to help her but can she trust him?
Her locks have been changed but still he comes is Carly just dreaming but there are bruises and scratches on her body would Carly revert to Charlotte she had been before cowering or will she try to find out what is going on.
We are given glimpses into carly's past life when she was charlotte and what happened there.
What a brilliant book a solid five stars hope her next book is not to long coming I love this Author.
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