New In Suspense: The Darkest Corners By Kara Thomas

darkest corners by kara thomasKara Thomas has written for everything from her high school newspaper to Warner Brothers Television. She is a true crime addict who lives on Long Island and her new debut The Darkest Corners, will delight those mystery writers who love plots such as Pretty Little Liars and Dark Places.

A Brief Summary: 

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.

Our Take: 

In case the summary was a bit too mysterious for you! here is a more straightforward brief: In a very cinematic style, the book introduces us to Tessa and Callie, two teens who testified against a “supposed” killer in a high profile murder trial when they were just kids. The girls grow up but through the years they are kind of haunted…why? Because they testified to actually having seen the suspect in question outside of the victim’s house the night of the murder, when they actually didn’t. They saw someone. They just never saw his face…they were young, scared, and as it turns out, easily manipulated by the police during the trial.

You see? This story got a lot of potential; Kara is entertaining, writes in an easy way and has crafted a great psychological suspense thriller which is hard to put down.

Our Rating: 3.8