Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas Blog Tour!

Publication: April 19, 2016
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Source: Publisher

The Darkest Corners is a psychological thriller about the lies little girls tell, and the deadly truths those lies become.
There are ghosts around every corner in Fayette, Pennsylvania. Tessa left when she was nine and has been trying ever since not to think about it after what happened there that last summer. Memories of things so dark will burn themselves into your mind if you let them.
Callie never left. She moved to another house, so she doesn’t have to walk those same halls, but then Callie always was the stronger one. She can handle staring into the faces of her demons—and if she parties hard enough, maybe one day they’ll disappear for good.
Tessa and Callie have never talked about what they saw that night. After the trial, Callie drifted and Tessa moved, and childhood friends just have a way of losing touch.
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 the truth, the closer she gets to a killer—and this time, it won’t be so easy to run away.

Thank you for joining me on my stop of The Darkest Corners Blog Tour!

The Darkest Corners turned out to be a pretty enjoyable YA mystery read. The story starts off with Tessa on her way to Fayette to see her father in prison because he's dying. Once there, she is forced to face her demons and deal with secrets long ago buried.
Tessa is an interesting character. She's smart, easily likable, but her confidence in herself waivers a bit. Her once best friend Callie (who is still attempting to avoid her) now has an appetite for partying hard and drinking even harder.
Like the title of this book suggests, this story is a little bit dark. There are several characters with their own set of problems, secrets, and of course lies. I like that the bad person wasn't easy to guess. And that there were red herrings planted all across the story. It had me second guessing everyone and everything.The story was a bit slow going at first, but after a few chapters things began to pick up for me. I enjoyed the writing style and the complexity of some of the characters.  While it may not be a keep you on the edge of your seat type thriller. It is however, a nicely done mystery with dysfunctional characters and relationships and a ending I did not see coming.

RATING: 3½  out of 5.


Kara is the author of THE DARKEST CORNERS, coming from Penguin Random House/Delacorte Press in Spring 2016. She also wrote the Prep School Confidential series (St. Martin’s Press) and the pilot The Revengers for the CW under the pen name Kara Taylor. She’s represented by Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary & Media for books and United Talent Agency and Brillstein Entertainment Partners for film. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, or on the couch with her rescue cat, Felix.
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