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Ella Reynolds knew from the first moment she walked into the old house someone or something was watching her. Waiting. Her husband's violent murder sent her spiraling into a world of grief and isolation, but Ella isn't alone. Who or what is responsible for her husband's death is still with her. Darkness has engulfed the past year of Ella's life. Everyday reality slips a li ...more
Nook, 204 pages
Published June 9th 2011 by 4 Corners Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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Kitty Honeycutt
"DARK CORNERS" BY LIZ SCHULTE

I am sitting here in my living room, right now, writing this review and I am still looking around me and in all the possible dark places scared to death that someone might be hiding there. This book caught me from the beginning in an iron vise-grip and did not let me go. I stayed up until 7 am yesterday morning reading this book. I say yesterday because it's already almost midnight here now and I am actually a little afraid to go to bed because the husband isn't here
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Theresa
I devoured horror stories growing up, with my favorite authors being Alfred Hitchcock and Edgar Allan Poe. There is just something about the old classic scary stories - hair raising, creepy without the gore. I have been craving those types of stories, but had figured they were gone with the times. Then along came Liz Shulte with her novel "Dark Corners" and finally - finally, a hair raising, creepy story that actually kept me guessing throughout the whole novel!

This story takes place in an old,
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Sarah (Workaday Reads)
Ella's husband was murdered in her own house, and she was the prime suspect. The case has never been solved, and every day she slips further into alcoholism to escape her grief. She thinks the house hates her, and that it may have been responsible for killing her husband. Can she figure out what really happened before she loses her mind or her life?

This is a scary book. Don't read this if you are alone at home at night. Especially if you live in an older house. It gave me chills even when I read
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Beverly
My thoughts:
I have to start this review by saying: I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK!!!
Dark Corners is brilliantly written. Liz Schulte is obviously a very talented writer.
I was captured by the prologue and didn't put the book down until I was finished.
The writing is visually descriptive. It's vivid, detailed, and concise. This story reads so smoothly that it was as if I was hearing it played out instead of reading words. You literally "feel" the emotional turmoil that is Ella's life.
When I go
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Mary
My Opinion:
I enjoyed reading this book. I found it to be very enthralling. I loved how descriptive Liz was. I enjoyed the cat and mouse aspect of the book. I however didn’t like that you knew who was doing it,but after I got over that and continued reading I found myself still drawn to the characters and the plot. So,in turn,just because I knew who was doing it,it didn’t make me not want to read the book. It was very well written and had me wanting to see how they figured it out.

Ella has had str
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Valerie
The story starts with Ella Reynolds a strong minded woman, a writer, and a widow, found drinking in bars, at home, to try and make sense of the murder of her husband Danny. They had recently moved into a Victorian home that had been in Danny's family for generations to start a new life. Strange things kept happening.. which takes you on a paranormal trip. Yet is it paranormal? Though Ella has been found innocent Detective Gabriel Troy continues to check in on her almost daily. He plans on helpin ...more
Kim (Wistfulskimmies Book Reviews)
This is a story about a woman coming to terms with the violent death of her husband and the seemingly haunted house she lives in.

I so enjoyed this. I loved that it was a very different type of murder/thriller story. In that there is a strong paranormal element to it. There was also a taut psychological thread running through the story as well.

I must admit I wanted to slap the main character at first, because of her endless wallowing in self-pity. As the story went on however she 'manned-up' and
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Deborah Sloan

Thriller writer Ella Reynolds knew the moment she first stepped into her husbands family home that something was not quite right about this old house. Something or someone was watching her. Doors slamming,windows and cupboards opening and closing,footsteps,but her husband Danny thought she was just losing it,that is until that something or someone murdered him leaving Ella as the prime suspect and a young detective staying close to solve the crime.

While Ella sinks deeper into despair and a bottl
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Autumn Blues Reviews
Edgy, creepy paranormal thriller.

Dark Corners is a mix of suspense, thrill, and ghostly expectations all wrapped up into a little bundle. It left me feeling utterly spooked, wondering what was going to happen next, and even had me checking the dark corners in my own home. The main character, Ella, seems to be reserved when it comes to acquaintances and friendships, and moving into a small town has left her feeling exceptionally lonely. But now more than ever, after her husband was brutally murde
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Yoshay L. Lindblom
Dark Corners provided an extremely fast read and I simply enjoyed the read from beginning to end. The pace is enough to set your heart racing and the plot, very engaging. Ella wants to mourn for the death of her husband, but her attention is devoured by uncanny occurrences unfolding in the large old Victorian house that Daniel her husband inherited. Given to large bouts of drinking and medication, Ella seeks escape from horrendous memories of the time she walked in on her dead husband. Drunk and ...more
Nathalie Brault
At first I really did not get into this book, it was hard for me to concentrate or really sink into it. I really don't know why, maybe it's the way she writes that isn't familiar to me.
But whatever it was, it took me at least 4 chapters for me before I got into the book and really started to feel this story. But I'm glad I stuck with it because once I started to get into it I was more able to follow the book. I won,t say that it's a classic but it's quite readable.
IT keeps you guessing all along
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Webbweaver Reviews
Ella is a well-known writer who lives in a house that she is bound to by a real life murder mystery. Her husband was brutally killed in their kitchen and the town folk have turned their suspicions on her. She finally becomes determined to find the real killer, but the house is haunted with entities adrift that seem to be working against her. Her sanity is threatened as she looks for clues along with Gabriel, a local detective friend, who will solve the mystery and hopefully give her closure and ...more
Nikki
Scary stories aren't really my thing. I'm not a fan of blood and guts, and when I was asked to read and review Dark Corners, I was a little bit skeptical. The only reason I even decided to read it was because of the paranormal aspect, and boy I'm glad I did.

Ella's house, and life, seems haunted. After moving with her husband from the large city of Chicago to the small neighborhood of Wilmington, Ella starts to think she is losing her mind when she suddenly begins to hear and see things that even
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Wendy Cantu
Great book! I wasn't too sure about reading it after reading in a review that you sort of knew what was going on all the time (I'm one of those people that obsessively tries to guess the ending and hates when I'm right), but it wasn't totally predictable. You knew what was going on, but then something would come up and then you'd begin to second guess yourself.

I enjoyed the main character, Liz. She wasn't the strong, gleaming hero or "survivor" that so many authors rely on for their main charact
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Kim
BRILLIANT thriller/ghost story! So intense I couldn't stay still...I spent much of my time reading pacing throughout the house, kindle in hand!

The main character, Ella, was snarky, demanding and difficult but I LOVED her just as she was! She was outspoken and rude, but she was also perceptive, intelligent and brave. She was a strong, reliable main character who gave the book the intensity and purpose it needed to be a sinister thriller/whodunit.

Ella was desperate to get herself out of her curr
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Momma
I am more than a little bit in love with Liz Schulte right now. She write scary really well!

So, Ella moves to this little town with her husband. It's an old family house that her husband has inherited and has all these happy family memories in. Ella feels anything but welcome.. Alas, she does what many do- tries to make it work. I was impressed with how long she stuck it out because honestly, I'd have been the heck out of dodge.. Sorry hubby, we ain't staying here- this crap is CRAZY.

Alas, thing
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Jen Blood
Strange things begin to happen when happily married Ella and Danny Reynolds move into the rambling Victorian home that's been in Danny's family for generations: bumps in the night, rearranged furniture and broken plates, whispers and slammed doors. When Ella finds Danny murdered in their kitchen one afternoon just a few months after moving in, she's certain his death has something to do with those sinister bumps in the night. She sequesters herself inside the house, isolating herself from friend ...more
Jennifer Wright
Dark Corners is a really great read. I have been reading a lot of YA stuff lately so a nice psychological thriller is really what I needed.

First off let me say that Ms. Schulte has a very nice writing style that makes everything very smooth and easy to read.

This novel has a lot of flash backs and I am not a huge fan of flashbacks unless they are done well, and like I mentioned above, the read was smooth so she did a great job with the flashbacks. If she hadn’t done a good job with them it would
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Rhonda
Great read! I enjoyed Dark Corners immensely. The plot was intriguing and peaked my curiosity. I enjoyed Ella's memories and daydreams and they went a long way to explaining her history, anger, and grief.

The book is very well written. There a few typos, an extra word here and there. They are very few and easily read through.

The characters are solid, especially Ella. She's complex. She's very 'real.' She's believable and likeable; in fact, all the characters are believable. The descriptive narrat
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Amy Corwin
I picked this up after reading her book, The Ninth Floor, and I must say, I really enjoyed it. I think the author must have updated the book because I did not notice the errors that some of the other reviewers mentioned, particularly the continuity errors. So I'm thinking that if you are interested in the book and the only thing causing you to hesitate is a concern about that, then I would dismiss it. (I'm not sure it is perfect, but it was close enough not to cause me to grimace about the editi ...more
Donna

I was drawn into this story almost immediately. It was a great suspense filled story, filled with twists and turns.

You really dont know what to believe until the end of the story. Is Ella crazy, is someone making her that way, or can it really be that the house is haunted.

The story flows so well you are never lost, even in the memories or flashback scenes. You really feel for Ella and hope that she does either get away or figure out what happened to her husband.

The supporting characters were goo
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Valerie
Truly a great story! It definitely had me going in different directions trying to solve what was actually happening. Just when I thought I had it down, it would break off in another area. I did finally figure out towards the end who it was though, which was fine. I felt so much for Ella and wish that she could have not gone through so much but was glad that she had a least one person on her side, Gabriel. Who doesn't like a hunky cop watching your back, lol! I enjoyed the mystery of the story as ...more
Jasmeet
This book was really creepy at first, mainly because my imagination is CRAZY when it's dark. Being a fan of psychological/paranormal things, I was so ready for this book! Unfortunately, it didn't meet my expectations.

A few parts were genuinely creepy and had me snuggling in my blanket, but halfway through it just lost its touch. The story became a bit predictable and it dragged on for too long. There wasn't much of a connection with Ella, but I did enjoy the detective.
Mallory Ann
Dark Corners is an excellent psychological thriller. It's a story about a woman coming to terms with the violent death of her husband and the seemingly haunted house she lives in. It kept me guessing until the very end and it did not lack surprises or suspense at all. I especially liked the flashbacks Ella had to when Danny was alive because it helped me get a better sense of Danny as a character. If you want a nice book to curl up with where you have to guess who done it, then this is the book ...more
Dawn Cripps
So I had the pleasure of reading this wonderful book a few weeks ago and I was not disappointed. Liz did a great job with this book. I loved the characters and the emotions of this book. If your looking for a great spooky read then look no more. In this haunting tell about a woman who's beloved husband was murdered, you question through out the book if it was some paranormal force or a real live person who committed the crime. The is no use in trying to figure it out until you have read the last ...more
Stephanie
2 Days . . . Heart Pounding . . . Noise Checking Madness
That ends with the chills . . . Yep, this about sums up my experience with this book.

I honestly don't want to give anything about this book away. However, I do want to suggest that you pick up a copy and get started reading right away. Be prepared to be confused, never really knowing who done it. Take all noise making objects out of the hands of others, because at some point you will begin to feel a little jumpy. Heck, last night I couldn't
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Jessica Anne
I really enjoyed this book! The story follows the life of Ella Reynolds, a murder mystery writer, a year after the gruesome murder of her husband. Since moving to family home of her husband, Ella felt a strange presence in the house. When her husband was murdered, she was convinced the house was responsible while the town thought she had done it. Isolated in the town, she forms a bond with the detective who investigated her husband's murder and they work together to solve the crime and figure ou ...more
Amie
I think overall this was a good story. It certainly was a page-turner during many parts! I was left guessing through much of the book of who the killer/stalker was knowing that some characters were just too obviously creepy so I knew they wouldn't be "the one". While I enjoyed the story I did not enjoy the main character. I really wanted to slap her most of the time and scream "Why can't you see that?" But I suppose if you're living life heavily medicated and drunk you're bound to miss even some ...more
Ashley Robertson
Edgy Paranormal Thriller that has you second-guessing about whether it’s really something paranormal or if Ella—the MC—is losing her mind. Or maybe it’s one of the many people that eerily keep showing up at her spooky house. Or it could even be hallucinations due to the medication she’s been prescribed to deal with the death of her husband. Ms. Schulte has crafted the perfect story that kept me guessing until the very end—which completely blind-sided me. There were several flashbacks to help rel ...more
Sarah Delacueva
It took me a while to get into this one and to really start to care about the main character. She was mourning the death of her husband, and I wanted to empathize with her, but her behavior just seemed so self destructive. I just didn't understand why she stayed in the house that she was convinced was haunted and had killed her husband. It made no sense. She didn't want to move to town in the first place and had no friends or support system; why not get out of the haunted house and start fresh s ...more
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Many authors claim to have known their calling from a young age. Liz Schulte, however, didn't always want to be an author. In fact, she had no clue. Liz wanted to be a veterinarian, then she wanted to be a lawyer, then she wanted to be a criminal profiler. In a valiant effort to keep from becoming Walter Mitty, Liz put pen to paper and began writing her first novel. It was at that moment she reali ...more
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