Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas

Tessa didn't want to go.  Her father failed her as a parent, now he's in prison, and she can't find it in herself to feel sorry for him because he's dying.  But she does feel an obligation to go.  She can't help it that he died before she got there.  Nor can she help reliving old memories and wondering if she and her friend Callie might have been wrong about what they thought they had seen...

Delacorte Press sent me an ARC of this book for review (thank you).  It will be published on April 19th.

Tessa is staying with Callie and her parents while she waits for the funeral.  She's not talked to Callie for years and it's not very comfortable now.  Callie tends to spend her time away from the house either working or partying.

Remembering Lori is unpleasant.  Tessa doesn't know where her mother or her older sister are, she's been living with grandmother.  Then another school girl is killed.  When the Ohio River Monster is in jailed, who killed her?  Is the wrong man in jail?

This is an intense, drama driven story.  There's no room to be bored, there's more than one story, and the ending in unbelievable.  Tessa is going to be haunted by what she found out.  She was haunted before but this even a deeper tragedy.  I'm glad she's a strong character and that she pushed to find out what actually happened.  I'm sure she never expected what she found.  I know I didn't...

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