Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers on May 2016
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Narrator: Jorjeana Marie
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.
Wow, The Darkest Corners will keep you guessing at every twist and turn. Just when you think you know what is going on, BAM another clue that has you changing course and you’re trying to figure it out again. This story line surrounding the man accused of murdered reminds me of the Netflix show, Making a Murderer.
Best friends Tessa and Callie witnessed something when they were 9 years old and after questioning from their parents and the cops it leads to the arrest of a local boy. After the arrest, Tessa is abandon by her mother and older sister and is sent to live with her grandmother in Florida. Callie stays back in her home town and cuts all ties to Tessa. As the years pass Tessa starts to question what she heard and saw that night and if the right man in behind bars. After 10 years of being gone Tessa is called back to her home town. What she discovers is a dark twisted tale that no one is expecting.
The Darkest Corners is the kind of story I love – the ones that keep you on the edge of your seat, up all night trying to piece all the parts together. I only have one small complaint – the ending, when Tessa is reunited with a beloved family member was very rushed. I wanted that story line to have more than a few lines.