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Review: Into The Darkest Corner

My shattered nerves, but this has to be one of THE most disturbing and riveting books I have ever read. My older (thinner and more beautiful) sister brought it with her on holiday, and having watched her become completely undone with each page she turned, I had to read it too! Do yourself a favour and get your hands on a copy (along with a prescription of sleeping pills).

Into The Darkest Corner
by Elizabeth Haynes

Official Blurb:

Catherine Bailey has been enjoying the single life for long enough to know a good catch when she sees one. Gorgeous, charismatic, spontaneous - Lee seems almost too perfect to be true. And her friends clearly agree, as each in turn falls under his spell. But there is a darker side to Lee. His erratic, controlling and sometimes frightening behaviour means that Catherine is increasingly isolated. Driven into the darkest corner of her world, and trusting no one, she plans a meticulous escape. Four years later, struggling to overcome her demons, Catherine dares to believe she might be safe from harm. Until one phone call changes everything. This is an edgy and powerful first novel, utterly convincing in its portrayal of obsession, and a tour de force of suspense.

I think:

Unlike many novels, this one will grip and hold your attention from the very beginning. What makes it completely terrifying is that it follows two timelines – so you are completely aware of the horrendous outcome of Catherine’s abusive relationship with Lee, and the resulting Obsessive Compulsive Disorder that she is still struggling to come to terms with five years later. The book is disturbing, graphic (without being gratuitous) and completely chilling. In essence, it’s a book I wish I had written!

This book is available from Exclusive Books and the e-book on Amazon.

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