Into the Darkest Corner LP: A Novel

Into the Darkest Corner LP: A Novel

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by Elizabeth Haynes
     
 

When young, pretty Catherine Bailey meets Lee Bright-man, she can't believe her luck. Gorgeous, charismatic, and a bit mysterious, Lee seems almost too perfect to be true.

But what begins as flattering attention and spontaneous, passionate sex transforms into raging jealousy, and Catherine soon discovers that Lee's dashing good looks hide a dark, violent nature.

Overview

When young, pretty Catherine Bailey meets Lee Bright-man, she can't believe her luck. Gorgeous, charismatic, and a bit mysterious, Lee seems almost too perfect to be true.

But what begins as flattering attention and spontaneous, passionate sex transforms into raging jealousy, and Catherine soon discovers that Lee's dashing good looks hide a dark, violent nature.

Four years later, Lee is behind bars and Catherine—now Cathy—is trying to build a new life for herself. Trusting no one, she compulsively checks every lock of her apartment and varies her route home each day. Then an attractive new neighbor moves in. Encouraging her to confront her fears, he sparks unexpected hope and the possibility of a normal life.

Until the day the phone rings.

Mesmerizing, skillfully drawn, vividly cinematic, Into the Darkest Corner is an ingeniously structured tour de force of suspense that marks the arrival of a major new talent.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times Book Review
“Harrowing.”
Erin Kodicek
“A highly suspenseful and cleverly-crafted psychological thriller….Haynes masterfully teases out the disturbing details, which involve a Jekyll and Hyde boyfriend. If you’re a fan of cinematic showdowns you won’t be disappointed, but it’s also the quietly powerful moments in Haynes’s narrative that resonate.”
Wall Street Journal
“In this violent, gripping suspense novel, a woman with obsessive compulsive disorder lives in fear of her unstable, stalker ex-boyfriend.”
John Searles
“A sexy psychological thriller…. Anyone looking for a suspenseful read this summer at the beach, pick up Into the Darkest Corner.”
Associated Press Staff
“Gripping psychological thriller. . . . Haynes puts the reader into Bailey’s mind and the result is a grim, dark and extremely difficult story. The feelings of isolation and helplessness ooze off the page. . . A compelling first novel.”
Karin Slaughter
“Check the locks on your doors and windows and surrender to this obsessive thriller.”
Booklist
“A chilling page-turner.”
S.J. Watson
“This intense, gripping account of domestic violence and its aftermath is utterly unputdownable. A stunning debut.”
Rosamund Lupton
“A chilling, page-turning read, which charts domestic violence without flinching and portrays OCD with insight and compassion.”
Chevy Stevens
Into the Darkest Corner is a gripping page-turner that will suck you in from the first scene and not let you go you until it reaches its stunning conclusion.”
The Guardian
“Gripping.”
Newbooks Magazine
“Fantastic.”
The Book Case
“Chilling.”
Sam Millar
“A tour de force début novel that is both creepily disturbing and yet beautifully rendered.”
Kathleen Heady
“Unforgettable.”
BookPage
“Haynes is a master at building tension to unbearable heights, and her thorough and thoughtful exploration of the psychological fallout of abuse adds a unique layer to the story….Into the Darkest Corner is a terrifying thriller.”
Jeff Ayers
“Gripping….A compelling first novel.”
Cosmopolitan
“This mind-bending thriller will give you chills as you follow a young woman who is trying to escape her ex-boyfriend - and her own demons.”
Miami Herald
“A gripping psychological thriller....A terrifying cautionary tale of modern relationships.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062201430
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/05/2012
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Haynes is a former police intelligence analyst, a civilian role that involves determining patterns in offending and criminal behavior. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Into the Darkest Corner, Dark Tide, Human Remains, and, most recently, Under a Silent Moon, the first installment of the Briarstone crime series.

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Into the Darkest Corner LP: A Novel 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Sherri_Hunter More than 1 year ago
For me, a good thriller novel combines the elements of suspense and intrigue to a level of intensity that the reader can empathize fully with the characters and what they are experiencing. New to me author Elizabeth Haynes weaves a tale of fear and obsession that leaves deep physical, mental and emotional scars in the life of Catherine Bailey. The story alternates between two time periods in Catherine’s life. The first is centered on her relationship with Lee and the escalating abuse at his hands. The second is four years later with Catherine living and coping with a severe obsessive compulsive disorder and living in fear of Lee’s release from prison. Initially, I found the switch in time periods a little confusing to understand, but as I read more, I began to understand the parallels in Cathy’s life. I enjoyed seeing her go from a victim living in constant fear trying to plan her escape to a woman who takes charge of her circumstances to regain her life and power. Fair warning to the reader…some of the events were a little disturbing and difficult to get through, but the outcome made the anxiety easier to bear. I highly recommend this story to readers who enjoy high suspense and intensity featuring characters you can relate to and root for to find a happy ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My heart raced reading this book.  I could not put it down even thoughI was so frightened.  Well written, difficult subject, A true thriller