The Darkest Corners

The Darkest Corners

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Tessa left Fayette, Pennsylvania when she was nine. Cassie never left-- and if she parties hard enough maybe one day her demons will disappear. The childhood friends have never talked about what they saw that night. Now Tessa has come 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.
When her father dies, Tessa is pulled back to the small Pennsylvania town where her life came apart when her father was sent to prison, her mother went to pieces, and her beloved older sister ran away, and where her testimony and that of her now-estranged friend Callie sent a serial killer to death row--a serial killer who may be getting a new trial as long buried secrets come to light.
Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780553521467
0553521462
9780553521450
0553521454
9780553521474
Branch Call Number: YAF THOMAS, KARA
Characteristics: 327 pages ; 24 cm

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Mar 18, 2018

"I don't know" is basically my opinion about this book. Even when I was reading it flipping page after page, reading chapter after chapter I couldn't make up my mind about whether I liked what I was reading or not. This was because the book lacked many elements and at the same time there were some parts of the book where I was left stunned. Character development was an issue here. Tessa and Callie were the same throughout the whole book, which was the main reason why this book was boring at some parts. Also, the "romances" didn't wrap up the way they were supposed to, that if there were any because I think there were but I'm not very sure. For example, the Callie, Ryan, and Nick love triangle didn't have an ending. Decker as the guy who "I think" liked Tessa just made a special appearance in the book and never showed up again. I was pretty much unsure about everything, except for the killer's identity: this one left me hooked. This book could've been the best YA thriller book I've ever read, but as I said, it lacked some important elements which dropped my rating from 5 to 3 stars.
- @rahmamawlood of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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