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Book Review: Into The Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes

Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes Book Review


Catherine has been enjoying single life for long enough to know a good catch when she sees one. Gorgeous, charismatic and spontaneous, Lee seems almost too perfect to be true. But there is a dark side to him and his erratic, controlling and sometimes frightening behaviour means that Catherine is increasingly isolated. Driven into the darkest corner of her world, she plans a meticulous escape. Four years later, struggling to overcome her demons, Catherine dares to believe she might be safe from harm. Until one phone call changes everything…

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Last week I finished reading ‘Into The Darkest Corner’ by Elizabeth Haynes. It is the most gripping book I have ever read, it is completely and utterly nerve-wracking, it will have you on edge for days but it is easily one of the best books I have ever laid my hands upon. Elizabeth Haynes created her characters perfectly, she covers a series of difficult subjects and she did every single one of them justice, not one part of the book felt unrealistic.

I started reading it and for the first time in absolutely ages I found myself glued to this book, I even started getting up earlier and going to sleep in the early hours of the morning just because I couldn’t stop reading it and for the first time in my life I found a book that nearly made me sick at times and actually, physically made me cry at one point.

It is a very unsettling book, there is no doubt about it but as it covers the difficult subjects of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and domestic abuse so it is hardly surprising that it can put the reader on edge.

I have never been so happy to have finished a book and yet so equally sad. I genuinely felt as though I knew the characters, they became a part of my life for the past few days and I was sad to see them go but happy that their story had ended.

I don’t want to say too much because I don’t want to give anything away but honestly, if you ever manage to get your hands on a copy of this book, read it. Although I should also say that this book is disturbing, it will completely engulf you and at times the pain that the characters feel is so real that you feel it yourself, so it may be a very uncomfortable read for some people.

It isn’t very often that I only have praise for a book, I had intended to read this in order to get me back into reading so that I could begin to work my way through the hefty pile of uni subject books that I have however ‘Into The Darkest Corner’ turned out to be so good that anything I read now is going to seem dull in comparison…

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