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Into the Darkest Corner: A Novel (original 2011; edition 2013)

by Elizabeth Haynes

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Title:Into the Darkest Corner: A Novel
Authors:Elizabeth Haynes
Info:Harper Paperbacks (2013), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 432 pages
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Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes (2011)

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Couldn't be better! I love this book. ( )
  InnahLovesYou | Apr 18, 2019 |
Couldn't be better! I love this book. ( )
  InnahLovesYou | May 2, 2018 |
I had a hard time getting into this book at first because it started with testimony from a trial and then back tracked a few years and then jumped forward, (the chapters are marked telling you the dates). Once I got the hang of it, this story had me sucked it. This was not a fast read for me by any means, but it was a very good story. ( )
  marykuhl | Mar 21, 2018 |
Not a page turner, rather predictable. Unnecessary repetition of violence against the protagonist. ( )
  AstridG | Oct 17, 2017 |
Read in one sitting. Couldn't put it down. Very interesting structure with a past and present story simultaneously told.
  nautilus | Sep 20, 2017 |
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Party girl gets boy.
Turns out he's charismatic.
And maybe crazy.

Or maybe she is.
Who is telling the truth here?
Very suspensful.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0956251579, Paperback)

Amazon Best Books of the Month, June 2012: Many times as I was reading Into the Darkest Corner, the refrain from that old R&B song kept replaying in my head: "It's a thin line between love and hate..." Apologies, as it'll now be stuck in yours for the next couple of days, but Elizabeth Haynes' highly suspenseful and cleverly crafted psychological thriller will haunt you for much longer. In it we find our obsessive-compulsive heroine, Catherine Bailey, checking and rechecking her door locks six times, eschewing red clothing, shopping only on certain days--clearly something horrible has happened, and Haynes masterfully teases out the disturbing details, which involve a Jekyll and Hyde boyfriend. As the story unfolds, it provides subtle insight into why, despite red flags and bruises, someone would stay in an abusive relationship, and it makes you root for Catherine all the more to overcome the psychological fallout. If you're a fan of cinematic showdowns, you won't be disappointed. But the quietly powerful moments in Haynes' narrative resonate even more, as she illustrates that one of the bravest things someone can do is lock the door behind her, maybe five or six times, and step out into an uncertain world again. --Erin Kodicek

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Catherine has been enjoying single life for long enough to know a good catch when she sees one. Gorgeous, charismatic and spontaneous, Lee seems almost too perfect to be true. But there is a dark side to him and his erratic, controlling and sometimes frightening behaviour means that Catherine is increasingly isolated. Driven into the darkest corner of her world, she plans a meticulous escape. Four years later, struggling to overcome her demons, Catherine dares to believe she might be safe from harm. Until one phone call changes everything.… (more)

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