Into the Darkest Corner

Into the Darkest Corner

eBook - 2011
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Catherine Bailey has been enjoying the single life long enough to know a catch when she sees one. Gorgeous, charismatic and spontaneous, Lee seems almost too perfect to be true. And her friends clearly agree, as each in turn falls under his spell. But what begins as flattering attentiveness and passionate sex turns into raging jealousy, and Catherine soon learns there is a darker side to Lee. His increasingly erratic, controlling behaviour becomes frightening, but no one believes her when she shares her fears. Increasingly isolated and driven into the darkest corner of her world, a desperate Catherine plans a meticulous escape. Four years later, Lee is behind bars and Catherine, now Cathy, compulsively checks the locks and doors in her apartment, trusting no one. But when an attractive upstairs neighbour, Stuart, comes into her life, Cathy dares to hope that happiness and love may still be possible . . . until she receives a phone call informing her of Lee's impending release. Soon after, Cathy thinks she catches a glimpse of the former best friend who testified against her in the trial; she begins to return home to find objects subtly rearranged in her apartment, one of Lee's old tricks. Convinced she is back in her former lover's sights, Cathy prepares to wrestle with the demons of her past for the last time.
Publisher: Brighton : Myriad, 2011
ISBN: 9780956559982
0956559980
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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JCLAmandaW May 13, 2017

An intense story that weaves Catherine's past with her abusive boyfriend with her present, in which she struggles to overcome the psychological effects of the abuse. The beginning of the book is a little hard to get through, as the story jumps from past to present, but you quickly get used to the jumps as the story narrows to a captivating conclusion.

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kaileyreinhart
May 12, 2017

This book is fantastic. It took me a few chapters to get into the time lines since it jumps from past to presence but once I got a feel for it, I couldn't put it down! I have recommended this book to so many of my friends.

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rahmmie
Sep 19, 2016

This book has some very choppy writing and is hard to get used to at the beginning. Once you get past the author's jumping back and forth, the plot actually has a chance to come out for air and it's actually quite good

CMLibrary_csmith Jan 27, 2016

One of the best thrillers I’ve read in years! With excellent plot development, it grips you from beginning to end! The characters are very believable and the plot felt plausible. While very gripping and intense, as it deals with difficult issues of domestic violence and obsessive love, the author leaves you wanting to hurry to finish. The debut novel from Elizabeth Haynes, I cannot wait to read her other thrillers.

vancouverfleur Apr 23, 2015

A fantastic book! A total page turner, keeps you guessing, so addictive!

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lovesensation24
Apr 07, 2015

Fantastic read. Took me a while to get into it but after a while I could not put it down. I finished it within a few days and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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wilqser
Dec 10, 2014

Thriller about a women suffering with OCD, tormented by her boyfriend. The novel reads through present an past events alternating between them; divulging how the past events led to her present day situation. I found the novel to be rather tedious, describing the episodes of OCD - and there are alot of them - over and over again, as though we couldn't tell how grave it was to her. Not enough reasoning as to why the perpetrator was doing this to her.

Becky2202 Aug 22, 2014

Excellent psycho thriller with a detailed look into OCD. Found it very hard to put down once I got the rhythm of the book. The book flips between pre-boyfriend and post-boyfriend.

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Yoo_hoo5
Jul 13, 2014

It's a story that doesn't really move off of an event. I tried to read through the graphic descriptions of sex and violence (difficult for me), assuming that such descriptions were pertinent to the story, but in the end, I believe the reader could conclude the same information without having to read such distasteful descriptions. I found it rather crude, quite honestly. I wouldn't recommend it. On the positive, I liked the author's writing format.

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KristinaLeeper
Jun 05, 2014

I couldn't put this down. Well written, unpredictable, interesting, heart-breaking, yet inspiring.

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