“This was a very dark, disturbing and emotional read. I was actually really anxious at times! Great book. ”Jen wrote this review Friday, March 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I received this book on a special offer and from reading the blurb about the book was excited to read/listen it.
The actuality of the situation was far different when I sat down to listen. If I had known that it was so raw and real I would have never ever have bothered to touch it. If it had been a book in hand I would have burned it.
The author told my story; she told the story of so many of us, and she did it with such depth and clarity that I could not sleep for days. I could not shut it off and put it down.
I wept at the real life feeling she had portrayed. I smiled at the little glimpses of hope that she slipped into the story.
For me this was like looking into a crystal ball and reliving my nightmare and her careful way of sharing steps to recovery from this nightmare gave me hope.”
“When I first read the synopsis, the book reminded me of Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks and the movie, Sleeping with the Enemy. I was way off, this book will keep you up at night and get you to look over back and checking the locks on the door. It was very very suspenseful. I've never read anything like this. Haynes will put you in Cathy's state of mind.”Sandy wrote this review Wednesday, March 6, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“3.5 ”Tiffany P wrote this review Tuesday, March 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“An awesome read!!!! I love how she developed the story and the characters by moving between past and present. This book kept me up late and made me want to check and make sure my doors and windows were locked tight.”Ashley D wrote this review Saturday, March 2, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great Read! I finished this in about 3 days only because it was so hard to put down. It took me only a very little bit to get into the story but then it really took off for me. It's an interesting and realistic take on abusive relationships in a well-made thriller of a novel. If you think you've been there done that on the plot of abusive relationships or that sort of thing, don't count this out just it. It is two-sided narrative as we see Catherine in the past and her developing relationship with Lee, and Catherine in the future, struggle with PTSD and OCD and trying to piece her life back together before her fears catch up to her. Excellent book and very well written.”Vannah wrote this review Thursday, February 21, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Now this is a book I recommend! It had me up nearly all night as I kept telling myself I would just read a few more pages! It is about a woman in an abusive relationship but the book skips back and forward in time so you can see how she has changed. If you liked the film "Sleeping with the enemy" you wil love this!”Katt wrote this review Friday, January 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Interesting so far!”Jackie M wrote this review Sunday, January 20, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“wow!what a page turner this boojk kept me up late 2 nights in a row.really good couldnt put it down.i actually felt anxiety for the main character even when i wasnt reading the book.good stuff....”shannon t wrote this review Tuesday, January 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Into The Darkest Corner was a dark, thrilling read that kept a constant flow of tension running through me the entire time that I was reading. The story is told in two parts: one part is Catherine's memories and the other part is the present day Catherine as she struggles to deal with those memories and adjust.
I'm not going to tell you more than that as I don't think it's necessary and because this is one of those books where less is more. From the very first page the author creates this atmosphere that is filled with tension, fear, and suspense. It made for such a dark reading experience because every turn of the page left me waiting for something to happen. For the ball to drop so to speak. I began to feel the fear that was a constant presence in Catherine's life. I knew that something bad was going to happen and it was mainly just a matter of when. It made every page filled with suspense and creepiness. Wow! For this being a debut the author did an AMAZING job with the atmosphere in this book. It was a presence entirely of its' own!
Another thing that I enjoyed about this book was the author's portrayal of Catherine. I much preferred reading about present day Catherine and watching as she learned to deal with her OCD. I thought that the author did a really great job of writing Catherine's fears so realistically until the point where you almost felt them yourself. I loved that there wasn't an easy answer to her problems. I found that I really connected with her as a main character because of this. While I didn't always care for the Catherine in her memories or agree with her choices, I cared about what happened to her. It made for a really solid read!
Overall, I am quite anxious to read more by this author. I'm extremely pleased that I had the chance to read this book and will definitely be recommending it. I've got to honestly tell you that if I hadn't read so many amazing thrillers last year that this book would have made my top ten reads. It was that good! There were just too many others though so I didn't end up choosing it. I would highly recommend this one with one warning: there is violence (lots of it) and it is a pretty dark book at times. If any of that bothers you then it might not be a book for you. Otherwise like I said, I highly recommend and really enjoyed it myself!
Bottom Line: A tense thriller that kept me glued to the pages!
Disclosure: I was lucky enough to be sent a copy of this book for review thanks to the publisher and am reviewing it as part of a TLC book tour! Thoughts are my own as always :)”