Into the Darkest Corner Mass Market Paperback – 27 August 2013
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- Publisher : Harper; Reprint edition (27 August 2013)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 406 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0062239422
- ISBN-13 : 978-0062239426
- Dimensions : 10.64 x 2.64 x 17.15 cm
- Customer Reviews:
"Into the Darkest Corner is a gripping page-turner that will suck you in from the first scene and not let you go you until it reaches its stunning conclusion."--Chevy Stevens, author of Never Knowing and Still Missing
"A chilling page-turner."--Booklist
"A chilling, page-turning read, which charts domestic violence without flinching and portrays OCD with insight and compassion."--Rosamund Lupton, author of Sister
"A gripping psychological thriller....A terrifying cautionary tale of modern relationships."--Miami Herald
"A harrowing psychological thriller....A terrifying and convincing portrayal of an abusive relationship and a damaged woman's heroic attempts to recover from it."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
"A highly suspenseful and cleverly-crafted psychological thriller....Haynes masterfully teases out the disturbing details, which involve a Jekyll and Hyde boyfriend. If you're a fan of cinematic showdowns you won't be disappointed, but it's also the quietly powerful moments in Haynes's narrative that resonate."--Erin Kodicek, Amazon.com
"A scary and superbly written debut thriller."--Library Journal, starred review
"A sexy psychological thriller.... Anyone looking for a suspenseful read this summer at the beach, pick up Into the Darkest Corner."--John Searles, Weekend Today Show
"Check the locks on your doors and windows and surrender to this obsessive thriller."--Karin Slaughter, author of Fallen
About the Author
Elizabeth Haynes is a former police intelligence analyst, a civilian role that involves determining patterns in offending and criminal behavior. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Into the Darkest Corner, Dark Tide, Human Remains, and, most recently, Under a Silent Moon, the first installment of the Briarstone crime series.
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5 fat stars.
The subject matter of domestic violence is handled well even if it is unsavoury, the actions and behaviour of the victim well considered and the writing style of parallel stories a few years apart well constructed ... the problem is that a book of such promise (where revenge or payback could have generated a real nail biting thriller) just fizzled out - it finished "not with a bang, but a whimper".
It could have been so much more if Haynes had just let her creative imagination loose.
Top reviews from other countries
The "action" in those first 25 pages takes place in 2005; 2001; 2007; 2003; 2007; 2003; 2007; 2003; 2007; 2003....try following that fellow readers ! Any hope of suspense and continuity is non-existent due to this silly flipping about between chapters.
This annoying trait continues throughout the 400 pages...….
FINALLY, IF YOU ARE AN INTELLIGENT READER, AS AM I, AND YOU ENJOY READING INTELLIGENT BOOKS THAT FLOW LIKE A WELL-OILED MACHINE, TOGETHER WITH SUSPENSE AND PAGE-TURNING QUALITIES, AVOID THIS TRASH !
I thought Into The Darkest Places was brilliant.
I love the way the novel is structured, constantly moving back and forth in time from the present with Cathy trying to rebuild her fragile life and the past showing how her relationship with too-good-to-be-true Lee turned sour. The works really well, gradually unfolding events.
I liked the characters, they were all very real and sympathetic, even Lee. I think Cathy’s OCD is explored with great sympathy. This is the second book I’ve read in the past few days where a primary character has OCD (the other one was The Betrayals). Lee gave me chills, he’s so cold, calculating and charming.
This book is beyond perfection.
I think that this is the best book I've ever read, or if not, it's as brilliant as Behind Closed Doors by BA Paris.
So i need to describe perfection and i know I'm going to get nowhere near that to stress as words on a review.
I read a lot, my genre is people with an unhealthy obsession, lonely people, psychological thrillers and a super twister.
So i bought Into The Darkest Corner based on its obsession & psychological thriller narrative.
It's my first book by Elizabeth Haynes.
Seriously, she is a genius. I absolutely know that she is the best writer that I've ever had the blessing to have come across.
She writes with such fine detail.
The way she lets you 'see' everything from shadows on faces to the atmosphere of a street.
She builds characters to perfection.
The way she developed Catherine & Stuart completely amazed me.
Catherine's personality shines showing her feelings of fear, love, bravery, despair, hope, insecurities and her sexuality.
A woman with so much depth that you can see her soul.
Stuart is one of the most likeable male characters I've ever met in a novel, at first he comes across as needy and possibly creepy then to alpha male.
Is he good though? Or is he bad? No spoilers!
The sex scenes are so raw and ridiculously well done. It's real, so real.
I'm not spoiling anything here. Just read it.
She creates terrifyingly high tension.
The scenes with Lee raised the bar so high i honestly do not believe anything of this nature can be beaten in any other novel.
It is shocking. Really, it is.
She delivers reality on so many topics including OCD. I have OCD and Elizabeth Haynes NAILED IT!
This book is saturated with substance, not one sentence will pass you by. It's solid throughout.
It is UTTERLY un-put-downable.
I usually read 30 pages an evening, i was doing 50 and even so i was only putting it down because i wanted to save it, i didn't want to consume it all at once, i needed this book to take up many evenings!
The book is so easy to read in that it's set out in such a unique style, instead of chapters, the breaks are given as short past and present segments which flow beautifully.
I really couldn't have predicted the ending.
If there was ever an ending to justify such a fantastic story, this was it.
Reading Elizabeth Haynes' answers to questions at the back of the book were absolutely fascinating. A real insight into her mind as an author.
She sees her characters as real people who live alongside her.
"It's important to believe the characters will carry on with their lives in private, even though the reader is no longer able to observe them."
A work of genius.