Tessa Lowell didn't want to return to Fayette,
Pennsylvania, but the imminent death of her father has
her flying back to a place she hasn't seen since she was
nine years old. Tessa's final memories of Fayette are not
pleasant, as she and her childhood best friend, Callie
Greenwood, testified in a very public serial killer case.
Their friendship didn't survive the trauma and Tessa is
reluctantly staying with the Greenwood family once again.
Unfortunately, the events of the past are coming back to
haunt Tessa and Callie. They will have to unravel what
really happened almost ten years ago if they hope to
Tessa is a very likable character, willing to admit both
her strengths and her weaknesses. She's a great narrator
for the story, as her confusion and guilt over the past
events shines through quite clearly. I love that she
wants to uncover the truth of what happened that horrible
summer. Her relationship with Callie is strained, even
shattered, at the beginning of THE DARKEST CORNERS and
initially I was quite angry over Callie's attitude
towards Tessa. However, Kara Thomas gradually reveals
details that made Callie's behavior understandable.
THE DARKEST CORNERS delves into the darkest places in
people's hearts. Kara Thomas crafts a tale that is quite
horrifying, even more so when you realize the scenarios
are frightfully realistic. My only complaint is that we
had almost too many twists and turns, almost negating the
impact of some of the very clever plot twists Kara Thomas
THE DARKEST CORNERS is dark, twisted, and full of
unexpected surprises. And the ending, oh the ending
completely shocked me! Kara Thomas takes a serial killer
case and turns it completely upside down, throwing at her
readers one of the most unusual plot twists I've ever
read in a book. I'm still not sure I actually liked the
startling disclosures, but boy did they catch me
completely off-guard! If you like thrillers full of
shocking revelations, then look no further than THE
For fans of Gillian Flynnand Pretty Little
Liars,The Darkest Corners is a psychological
thriller about the lies little girls tell, and the deadly
truths those lies become.
There are secrets around every corner in Fayette,
Pennsylvania. Tessa left when she was nine and has been
trying ever since not to think about what happened there
that last summer.
She and her childhood best friend Callie never talked about
what they saw. Not before the trial. And certainly not after.
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 what really happened, the
closer she gets to a killer—and this time, it won’t be so
easy to run away.