Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Having been recommended this book by a number of friends I wondered whether it would live up to the praise which had been lavished on it ...
It didn't disappoint!
As a debut novel it is very accomplished with a confident writing style and a storyline that grabs your attention and immerses you in the horribly chilling events which unfold within the pages.
A stylish and contemporary story it introduces us to Catherine, a young woman who in 2003 lives the single life to the full, with a busy career and a liking for booze, nightclubs fun and sex she burns the candle at both ends and parties hard. Long term relationships are something for the distant future until she meets the handsome and enigmatic Lee and finds herself falling for him hard.
Surprisingly we meet her again just 4 short years later and find she is a very changed woman, nervous, reclusive and with OCD its hard to reconcile the lively young part animal with the person who checks the front door repeatedly for hours on end, on arriving home then checks the windows just as thoroughly.
What happened to her? We are about to find out. The tension builds relentlessly and insidiously until you want to scream - NOOO don't!
If you enjoyed Before I Go to Sleep or Still Missing you'll love this one. Read it and shudder.