Dark Corners

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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 little more between her fingers as she struggles to break free from her memories. She must look deeper into her past as well as the present to ...
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Overview

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 little more between her fingers as she struggles to break free from her memories. She must look deeper into her past as well as the present to discover truth of her husband's homicide. A string of uncanny events takes place and practical explanations run thin as Ella follows the terrifying road to closure. As the past and present come to a head, Ella must decipher who or what the murderer is before it takes her as well.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781468115123
  • Publisher: Createspace
  • Publication date: 2/28/2012
  • Pages: 274
  • Sales rank: 1,502,406
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

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 realized this is what she was meant to do. As a scribe she could be all of those things and so much more.

When Liz isn’t writing or on social networks she is inflicting movie quotes and trivia on people, reading, traveling, and hanging out with friends and family. Liz is a Midwest girl through and through, though she would be perfectly happy never having to shovel her driveway again. She has a love for all things spooky, supernatural, and snarky. Her favorite authors range from Edgar Allen Poe to Joseph Heller to Jane Austen to Jim Butcher and everything in between.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2013

    Amazing

    Great page turner Love her work Cant wait to read more

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    Awesome.

    Awesome spooky mystery. While i figured out 'who done it' 2/3rds into the story it was interesting to see how the writer pieced it all together, and there was a surprise ending which i liked.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 6, 2011

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    Fantastic!

    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, old home that had been handed down through Ella's husband's family for generations. Her husband was the last of the bloodline to inherit the home. From the time they moved in, weird things started happening inside the house, but it seemed Ella was the one who could see or hear them. Then, when she came home from a business trip, Ella found her husband murdered and was sure it had something to do with the house. The police and neighbors have another theory - that Ella killed her husband.

    So sets the stage of this paranormal thriller. Ella was a realistic character with enough pain and confusion about her husband's death that she self-medicates with alcohol and prescriptions that her psychiatrist gives her. One wonders if it is her imagination that is creating these events, but at other times, they are so real - so believable, that you can't help but think that they are true. I flip-flopped throughout the whole novel trying to figure out who, what, where, and why this was all going on. With all the twists, I hadn't a clue what was going on until pretty much the very end of the story and then by a lucky guess, figured it out! Move over Agatha Christie, Liz Shulte will give you a real run for your money with this story!

    Liz is an exceptionally captivating writer and I must say, after reading this, I CAN'T WAIT for her next novel to come out. This is definitely one author to keep an eye on! This book comes HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2013

    Great

    I honestly loved this book. Although there were fairly many typos, it was still one of my favorite books ever!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2013

    !

    Excellent story. Is it a ghost story or a mystery or both? Definately a page turner as you try to figure out what is happening. Highly recommend.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

    Good read

    Good read with some odd gramatical error the way I like. She has an imagination that surpasses one own hopes. Each series keeps you wanting more and qustioning the sanity of he charactors.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2013

    Great book! I could not put it down! I loved how the writer ga

    Great book! I could not put it down! I loved how the writer gave you insight to what happened to Ella's past while keeping you up to date at the same time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 8, 2013

    I love horror novels, esp. ones about hauntings and was really l

    I love horror novels, esp. ones about hauntings and was really looking forward to this from the description and the reviews. I found it heavy handed, over the top and what did it in for me was the totally off-putting main character, Ella. I found her completely unsympathetic and just unlikable. I could only make it through about 100 nook-pages, and then skipped to the last 10 pages. Was glad I hadn't wasted more time. I double checked on my order confirmation and was greatly relieved that the book had been free.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    Mildly recommended for Mystery Lovers

    Three stars instead of four due to unlikeable protagonist and detail errors (for instance, about 200 pages in protagonist gets up in palamas, dresses presumably in street clothes, goes out still in her pajamas, and ends up in bloodied nightgown) that make it impossible to trust the narrative, not unlike old black and white B movies that were equally untrustworthy. Like those old movies, Dark Corners is still fun if you munch popcorn while reading and accept it for what it is.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 17, 2013

    Could not put down!

    Excellent book,could not put it down!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    I loved it

    Could not put it down!!!

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  • Posted March 12, 2013

    I absolutely loved this book and this very talented author. It k

    I absolutely loved this book and this very talented author. It kept me on the edge of my seat all thru the book I was scared at times and felt really creeped out the rest of the time.Definitely a great book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    GREAT READ!

    Kept me turning the pages!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2013

    Dark Passing

    Haven't read either book yet, but to the person looking for "Dark Passing', you just have to specifically search for "Dark Passing" and it is there. For some reason it just doesn't come under the Authors name...hope that helps if you haven't already figured it out...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Not much of a story

    Initially this book held my interest, but by the half way mark I was so very ready for it to be done and over. The story line is somewhat weak and uninspired. In addition, it is not peculiarly well-written. It definitely needs to be edited for grammatical and spelling errors. However, it was very cheap ($1.99).

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2012

    i agree - awesome story. Scary, spooky etc etc...

    But where is book 2? It should be out, or is it just not on the nook? I want to read Dark Passings!!!!

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  • Posted January 10, 2012

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    Spooky

    This book was awesome! I didn't know what was going to happen next and the ghostly interactions were spooky. The twist of the story completely caught me off guard, which i love! Would definitively recommend this book!

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  • Posted November 19, 2011

    Spooked!

    This is the best book to curl up with on a dark, stormy night. Liz has a very talented way of drawing you in and keeping you hooked until the very last line.

    I loved every minute of the suspenseful mystery even though my eyes were wide and I kept hearing bumps in the night.

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  • Posted September 20, 2011

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    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 murdered in their lovely home. A home that never felt quite right to Ella from the first day when she set foot in the beautiful old Victorian mansion. A home that has been in her husband's family for generations, in a quaint small town, where everyone knows everyone else's business. Ella is now left with an empty home and a longing of wanting to find out who truly murdered her husband. But her home is not totally empty, as Ella is convinced the ghost who haunts her home, has taken the life of the man she married. That changes when Detective Gabriel tries to convince her otherwise. Detective Gabriel who had been assigned to the case of her husbands murder, seems to somehow wiggle his way back into Ella's life a year later and she finds comfort and friendship in his mannerisms. But Ella has convinced herself that Gabriel is only helping her solve her husbands murder, while also watching out for her, as her home continues to mysteriously have a life of its own. As Ella races from room to room, doors open and close, unlock and re-lock and the food disappears from her refrigerator. The story leaves you at first fully convinced the ghost that lurks in her home has taken the life of her husband. But ghosts don't necessary kill people, not in the way her husband was murdered, at least this is what Gabriel has told her. This keeps you on the edge of your seat as other characters present themselves throughout the book. You find yourself wondering if it was someone human instead. But what about all the ghostly happenings in Ella's home? How does one just brush that aside? Could it be her creepy neighbor that did it? How about Gabriel himself that seems to find Ella interesting and attractive? This book is one I did not want to stop reading as it always felt like I would miss something that was going to happen soon. Dark Corners really kept my feelings of anticipation running and the ending itself was quite a surprise. The writing style of Schutle runs smooth and is easy to read, even in the middle of the night. I loved reading this book as it contains the perfect balance of paranormal without any gore, scary enough to make me paranoid of the noises in my own home, yet not give me bad dreams. A combination of paranormal and suspenseful, who-dun-it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2011

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    Couldn't put it down!

    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 her own husband can't explain (or see.) But when she returns from a Book Tour to find a grisly scene in her kitchen, things take a turn for the worst. One year later, Ella is an over-medicated alcoholic who has been socially outcast since the police announced she was no longer a suspect in her husband's death.

    The journey that Ella takes while trying to find who (or what) killed her husband is fascinating and very, very suspenseful. I spent most of this book trying to figure out the ending. As a person who believes in ghosts and who has had her own encounter with one, I found all of the mysterious (and terrifying) things going on in Ella's house fascinating.

    One major part of the book was Ella's constant flashbacks, which gave you insight into her relationship with Danny and her personality before his death. I thought that those were an amazing way to add to Ella's character development.

    All-in-all, this is a truly great book. I didn't want to put it down the minute I picked it up, and Liz Schulte definitely knows how to draw a reader in. I wouldn't recommend reading it in the dark though!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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