Sarah Cofer's Reviews > Into the Darkest Corner
Into the Darkest Corner
by Elizabeth Haynes
by Elizabeth Haynes
I scored a galley of this at PLA and read it in 2 days. It definitely sucks you. And it makes you feel sick the whole time you are reading it. There are two stories taking place: before the attack and after the attack. Catherine Bailey meets super sexy Lee in a nightclub and they commence in a super hot relationship that quickly turns into a controlling, manipulative, abusive nightmare. Lee is a psychopath who does this crazy little things like switching the silverware to drive Catherine crazy. After the attack we follow Cathy who has a severe case of PTSD and OCD. She spends her life checking and rechecking her doors, windows, silverware drawer to make sure he has not been in her flat. She knows she has OCD, but to her it is more a matter of self-preservation than crazy. As a reader the tension and fear just builds and builds and builds. You see how messed up Cathy is from the attack and you can see the red flags that Catherine shrugs off before. The craziest part for me is how Catherine's friends were so quick to turn against her. She told them she was afraid of Lee and they told her to get over it, it was obvious he loved her. They chalked it up to her being afraid of commitment or being jealous of his job. I found this hard to believe/understand. I would/could never do what Catherine's friends do in this book. The book is sexually violent and a little hard to read at times, but it definitely grips the reader and doesn't let go. I did not give it a five because I found it a little predictable and the ending was not as developed as it should be. After reading 350 pages of increasing tension, fear, suspense, the end just came super quick and then it was over. I wonder if there will be a sequel, the author kind of left it as a possibility.
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