The Darkest Corners Review

cornersTitle: The Darkest Corner
Author: Kara Thomas

Blurb (GR): The Darkest Corners is a psychological thriller about the lies little girls tell, and the deadly truths those lies become.

There are ghosts around every corner in Fayette, Pennsylvania. Tessa left when she was nine and has been trying ever since not to think about it after what happened there that last summer. Memories of things so dark will burn themselves into your mind if you let them.

Callie never left. She moved to another house, so she doesn’t have to walk those same halls, but then Callie always was the stronger one. She can handle staring into the faces of her demons—and if she parties hard enough, maybe one day they’ll disappear for good.

Tessa and Callie have never talked about what they saw that night. After the trial, Callie drifted and Tessa moved, and childhood friends just have a way of losing touch.

But ever since she left, Tessa has had questions. Things have never quite added up. And now she has to go back to Fayette—to Wyatt Stokes, sitting on death row; to Lori Cawley, Callie’s dead cousin; and to the one other person who may be hiding the truth.

Only the closer Tessa gets to the truth, the closer she gets to a killer—and this time, it won’t be so easy to run away.


Tessa was acting annoying at various times, during that book. She reminds me of the little annoying girl that follows you everywhere. She says that she doesn’t need friends, but it’s fairly obvious, she wants friends. That’s why she follows Callie at 1 a.m. Even though Callie already told her not to.

But, Tessa is smart. I’ll give her credit for that. She pieced the information together, with some help from Callie, and the rest of Callie’s friends.

Callie Greenwood 

Callie sounds cool, but stuck-up and bratty. I hated how she acted to Tessa in the beginning of the story. Especially, her fakeness. She acts so tough, yet she is still just a scared brat. I kind of disliked her the most

There were other characters, but I  like to talk about the Main 2 or 3


I usually don’t read YA psychological thrillers,but I decided to give this one a try because I heard great reviews about it. And I’m glad I picked it up.

10 years ago, Callie and Tessa saw their friend get murdered. They both testified against Wyatt Stokes, claiming that he was the one who killed their friend, Lori. Tessa comes back to Fayette to visit her dying dad in prison. But this time, there was a new murder. Someone killed Tessa’s old friend Ariel. And it was exactly, like the murder on Lori. Tessa and Callie race to put the pieces together. Tessa is also trying to figure out other things like where her mom is?, where is her sister, and who is the new Ohio River Monster. Questions will be answered, and lives will be lost.

Whew. That book engrossed me on the first page. Like I said before, I usually don’t read books like these. So I’m not really an expert. But what I can say, is that I loved this book. This was not predictable, and it was kind of fun to read.

The plot twists will mess you up. You will never see it coming. But, it’s not like those other novels, that like something comes up, and it doesn’t make sense. The plot twists actually fits in the story.

The suspense was really good in this story. There wasn’t too much, or to little. Some parts of the story went a little to fast, or a little to slow. Sometimes your like “GET TO THE POINT ALREADY!”. But most of the time, I couldn’t put the book down. The questions! So many questions!

There wasn’t any romance in the book, which I’m glad for because it wouldn’t really fit in the story. But I feel like Derek and Tessa might get together in the future.


I said in the beginning that this book engrossed me in the first page. This is mostly because of the voice.

This is told from Tessa’s point of view. Tessa’s voice sound kind of gothic, and pessimistic. But, her voice is very much alive.

The writing structure was great as well.



4 stars! I would totally recommend this for a chilling, yet cozy read!




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