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Preview — Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes
Into the Darkest Corner
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
Cathy meets the handsome and charming Lee and the two become instantly attracted to one another. One thing leads to another until they are both completely consumed with their intense relationship. While the relationship starts off simply enough as time goes by Cathy ...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
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
Well, this story was different from my usual read in Mystery/Thriller genres. This one wasn’t so complicated but at some point reading it was difficult because of the darkness within it. It’s unlike me to enjoy slow mystery but I really liked this one. This story keeps you on the edge of your seat and you can’t put it down. It was really well-written and characters were perfect.
Cathy has OCD but her OCD doesn’t do anything with checking windows, curtains and her flat door six times a da ...more
I found The Darkest Corner to be a dark, disturbing, and interesting book.
The story is told in alternating chapters switching timelines with the before when once lively, fun loving and party girl Catherine meets handsome, charming and mysterious Lee and we follow their relationship as it ...more
This is a psychological thriller of the best kind, one where you know something awful is waiting just around the corner and you need to keep on turning those pages until you find out what happens. Watching the main character's OCD moments was pa ...more
This is not the sort of thing that I usually go for, psychological thrillers usually bore the hell out of me because they try too hard to be clever and turn the plot into a labyrinth. Haynes keeps it simple, and simple works ...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
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
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!
Goes out and buys all the versions.
Starts a buddy read with a bunch of people online.
Then instead of keeping up with the buddy read she get distracted by this beauty!
I started Into the Darkest Corner Thursday night & finished it by Fridays night. It's highly addictive. It's a must read for Psychological Thriller fans.
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
When Cathy met Lee, she was a party girl, out most nights with her girlfriends, drinking to excess with the inevitable massive headache and hangover to go with it. Lee was gorgeous, loving and generous, seemingly the catch of the century. All Cathy’s friends couldn’t get over how lucky she was, and how devoted to her he seemed. They were p ...more
Fuck off, world- what the hell is normal anyway?”
― Elizabeth Haynes, Into the Darkest Corner
Into the darkest corner is a very disturbing book. It follows the story of of a formerly abused woman Catherine (Cathy). The abuser is Lee.
Even though Cathy is free of Lee, (for the time being) she has not healed.
This book is about Domestic abuse as well as OCD and I found it to be very well written if tough to read.
I should also mention TRIGGER WA ...more
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She previously worked as a police intelligence analyst and lives in Norfolk with her husband and son.