Tessa isn't looking forward to returning to her hometown
where the ghosts of her past are everywhere. Her father is
dying in a jail cell, and her friend, Callie, only sees her
as a reminder of their testimonies against Wyatt Stokes,
man they believed killed Callie's cousin and many others.
Questions that were never answered start to resurface, and
Tessa's journey to the truth might put everyone in danger.
THE DARKEST CORNERS is a rich, suspenseful story that grabs
the reader from the first page. Kara Thomas does a
job of balancing complex issues, from Tessa's relationship
with her incarcerated father to being in a town where an
infamous murderer lives, and to simply experiencing so much
darkness that light is almost unrecognizable. The
protagonist, Tessa, is relatable, sharp, and has plenty of
baggage to work through. The secondary characters go beyond
simply being labeled as suspects from day one, and instead,
most of them are fascinating and intriguing in their own
rights, especially Callie.
The plotlines are brilliantly connected, spanning several
different families, and weaving together mysteries that
don't seem crucial but later will stun the reader. Some of
the twists were visible early on, but many are gasp-worthy.
As the secrets deepen and more clues only lead to more
questions, THE DARKEST CORNERS is made for sucking readers
While the riveting mystery will appeal to suspense readers,
the emotional complexity, family and friend relationships,
and jaw-dropping ending will win readers of all kinds over.
Kara Thomas writes an exciting and dark story where the
pasts that haunt hold more ghosts than ever imagined.
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.