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Into the Darkest Corner
But what begins as flattering attention and spontaneous, passionate sex transforms into raging jealousy, and Catherine soon discovers that Lee's dazzling blue eyes and blond good looks hide a dark, violent ...more
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This book is a dark, psychological thriller that chronicles the tale of a relationship between the young Catherine Bailey and a handsome, charismatic man called Lee who slowly, gradually, turns into a monster. It's a disturbing story that doesn't skimp on violent details, which might make it something you'd want to avoid if ...more
Wow, just wow. I stayed up late last night reading this book, had a nightmare (as I thought I would, I think I even heard my self screaming or crying, right before I woke up. I'm not sure) and resumed reading it before I ate my breakfast.
I felt like I was developing OCD while I was reading it. I kid you not, I checked twice if my door was locked and made sure my bedroom window was closed, before I went to sleep.
What a story. It sounded so realistic, it reminded me o ...more
When Catherine Bailey meets the charismatic and handsome Lee, she just knows she's found a winner. But she soon discovers a darker side to Lee. He is controlling, obsessive and constantly playing little mind games. Catherine finds herself growing more and more afraid of him, so with no other options, she plans her escape. Lee, my friends is batshit crazy.
Now 4 years later, Cathy is living in a new town, with a new job, but she is still haunted by Lee and his brutal attacks. She has isolated hers ...more
Written in two parts, Into the Darkest Corner slowly unfolds the destructive relationship between Cathy and Lee. It also includes the story four years after, showing the dama ...more
SERIOUSLY WHAT THE HELL!! I dont know whether to laugh, cry or scream at you Lee....
That, is what i call an emotional rollercoaster. I have been sat on my couch since finishing this book about 30 minutes ago running everything through my head, processing what has just happened to me.
Infact, what HAS just happened to me. If anything, im slightly more paranoid after reading this. Dont get me wrong, im not claiming to have a stalker, or imply i know anyone THIS messed up, but holy hec ...more
Into the Darkest Corner was suspenseful, riveting, and disturbing. The story is unsettling because of how realistic it was. I’m sure something of what happened to Cathy has probably happened or is happening as I write this review. Four years ago Cathy fell for Lee who is equal parts good looking, intense, and charming. From that point on her life slowly turns into hell.
We meet Cathy in the present, four years after her time with Lee. She’s basically a mess with severe obsessive compuls ...more
This novel of "suspense" has gotten rave reviews all across the web, and I cannot for the life of me figure out why. It's such a Hollywood-derivative piece, a Sleeping With the Enemy Part Deux. The protagonist, Cathy, is a walking cliche of a victim of domestic violence, all beautifully wan and glamour-girly, and nothing about her is worth rooting for. She's unsympathetic and dreadfully dull (she spends the majority of her pre-abuse time partying and flirting and nothing else, re ...more
I had to sleep on my review for this one. I thought it was quite the page turner, and really good overall! The plot of the book isn't all that original, it was the way the story unfolded that made it stand out for me. I think the way the author went back and forth between past and present was a clever way of giving the reader a disturbing insight into this relationship gone very bad.
Present day Cathy is suffering with OCD and anxiety, but she is functioning, and getting through life d ...more
Had I been dreaming about him, or had he really been here? All I could see was him: his whole weight on top of me, pinning me down. I imagined those handcuffs, which had already broken the skin of my wrists, cutting into my swollen flesh. The smell of him; stale alcohol breathing into my open mouth.
This isn't real. He's not real.
REACTION AFTER READING THE BOOK
I cannot form the right words to express how much this book affected me.
It scared me.
It angered me.
It made me remember.
It made me real ...more
Here, Elizabeth Haynes keeps the focus on the wackjob's victim, a woman we encounter in a somewhat unique manner. She tells the story of Cathy Bailey: popular bar-hopping Lancaster, UK young professional circa 2003...... ...more
Wow! This book is not for the faint hearted and without putting in spoilers I will just say that some scenes in this book are violent and graphic, possibly triggering for some, if it had been a movie I ...more
I probably have passed this book in the bookshop numerous times but failed to even pick it up as its cover is just not appealing and I have to be honest I do judge a book by its cover when browsing books. I was given this as a gift for christmas and was really surprised at how much I enjoyed this novel and Elizabeth Hayne's ability to cra ...more
It gave me the same feeling as We Need to Talk About Kevin, while reading I felt physically sick, but had to keep going, and really, Im glad I did, this is an amazing book.
Cathy is a young single girl in her 20s when she meets, what she thinks, is the catch of the century, Lee.
Lee soon charms all her friends and has every one believing she has made the catch of the century.
Four years later cathy is struggling to over come her demons, but feels she is g ...more
It took me a while to get past Cathy's OCD routines and the way the book was written, alternating from past to present day, but as I kept reading, I found I could not stop wanting to find out what Cathy's psycho control freak boyfriend was going to do next, and WHAT AN ENDING!
Nem na diagonal quero continuar a ler isto.
Nem me interessa saber como acaba. Mas imagino…
Desde miúda, que me entristeço e revolto ao ouvir histórias de mulheres prisioneiras de homens, que as maltratam e torturam.
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Histórias que, muitas vezes, terminam em tragédia; com a morte delas, ou com ...more
Amazing book! what a wonderful and thought-provoking novel. I highly recommend it to anyone. I could not believe the extent of abuse that could happen to this woman. So many scenes gave me chills and disturbed me beyond belief. But throughout the madness there was hope that anyone having to suffer through this type of abuse can start fresh.
I was very glad to see the heroine find the retribution she so badly deserved, excellent book.
For you romance lovers out there, there is ...more
Women in abusive relationships who overcome their fears and get ...more
After a couple of Gillian Flynn novels, I seem to have over-saturated on the old suspense formula.
Even so, I'm not sure I would have been overly impressed anyway. This was exactly the type of novel where you know there must be one or two *GASP* moments just around the corner.
Ehh, not so much. I found the story to be kind of predictable, and I doubt I'll remember a whole lot from it as time goes by.
I will say, though, that for a first novel, Elizab ...more
I don't read too many thriller/horror novels. I relish the creeping sense of suspense, the hint of dramatic flair, and t ...more
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She previously worked as a police intelligence analyst and lives in Norfolk with her husband and son.