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The Darkest Corners Hardcover – April 19, 2016
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"Gripping from start to finish, The Darkest Corners took me into an underbelly I didn't know existed, with twists that left me shocked and racing forward to get to the end."-Victoria Aveyard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Red Queen
“A tight, twisted thriller, full of deft reversals and disturbing revelations—deeply, compulsively satisfying!”-Brenna Yovanoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Replacement
“As dark as Gillian Flynn and as compulsive as Serial…Kara Thomas’s mystery debut is intricate, chilling, and deeply compelling. Unforgettable!”—Laura Salters, author of Run Away
"You'll be up all night tearing through the pages, gasping through the twists and turns."-Bustle.com
★ “Thomas carefully crafts the suspense, leaving present-tense narrator Tessa—and readers—to doubt even those she loves the most…An unsettling story of loss, lies, and violence lurking in the shadows of a small town.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
★ "On the heels of Making a Murderer and The Jinx comes a psychological thriller strongly rooted in the true-crime tradition...Expertly plotted with plenty of twists and turns—never mind a truly shocking conclusion—this gritty thriller is sure to find a wide audience among teens and adults alike. Equally concerned with a quest for the truth and the powerful motivation of guilt, this compelling novel won’t linger on the shelf." —Booklist starred review
★ "Thomas keeps it real with a jaded heroine from the have-nots societal segment who holds onto her humanity, and a frank illustration of failure in the justice system. Hand this one to older teens who love dark mysteries or fans of Netflix's Making a Murderer."—Shelf Awareness starred review
"Clearly drawn…[and] alive until the twisty end."—Bulletin
"Strong character development and thrilling reveals…this novel is a sure bet."—SLJ
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"An eerie and masterly psychological thriller...[that] culminates in a shocking and disturbing ending. Thomas expertly captures the pointed nuances and the fickle, manipulative bonds of adolescent girls’ friendships."-SLJ
"Taut and suspenseful...this gritty page-turner will easily hook a broad range of readers"-Booklist
"An intense psychological thriller that all but ensures the lights will be left on between dusk and dawn."-Publishers Weekly
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- Lexile measure : HL740L
- Grade level : 9 - 12
- Item Weight : 1.2 pounds
- Hardcover : 336 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0553521454
- ISBN-13 : 978-0553521450
- Publisher : Delacorte Press; First Edition (April 19, 2016)
- Dimensions : 6.38 x 1.12 x 9.44 inches
- Reading level : 14 and up
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #984,977 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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As it turns out, the answer to the main mystery, the one in the summary, won't feel very satisfying or clever, because it just comes out of nowhere. However, the plot heads towards another mystery from the middle onwards, and although it comes a bit rushed I felt that emotionally the way it's spun is very satisfying and surprising.
To be fair, The Darkest Corners is more of a coming of age/ character driven drama than a mystery novel. You follow the story of Tessa Lowell, an 18 year old girl that goes back to her hometown to say goodbye to her dying father and also to sort out some things from her childhood, mainly how her unreliable testimony 10 years ago put a maybe innocent man in jail for a series of murders. Several circumstances make her stay for longer than intended and dig deeper into her complex past and family story.
Tessa is the typical heroine you see nowadays in YA books. She's moody, antisocial, self deprecating in a not funny way, and thinks she's smarter than she really is. You know, because apparently a character can only be interesting as long as they are dark and brooding. I found her a bit tiring at times, especially when she goes to self pity mode, but at least her background story does a good job to explain why she's the way she is.
This is a slow moving book, and the investigation Tessa does is slow as well. Some impatient readers could find it maddening, but I think it works. It's very believable and every step makes sense. The town of Fayette gives a good atmosphere and the secondary characters, are generic as they are, add a lot to the story. I found myself eager to follow Tessa, despite the flaws I've mentioned and I wasn't disappointed with the way the story concluded at all. I'll look forward to more from Kara Thomas.
Kara Thomas you have a new fan! Highly recommended!!!