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Into the Darkest Corner

A Novel
Haynes, Elizabeth (eBook - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Into the Darkest Corner


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"When young, pretty Catherine Bailey meets Lee Brightman, she can't believe her luck. Gorgeous, charismatic, and a bit mysterious, Lee seems almost too perfect to be true. But what begins as flattering attention and spontaneous, passionate sex transforms into raging jealousy, and Catherine soon discovers that Lee's dazzling blue eyes and blond good looks hide a dark, violent nature. ... 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--is trying to build a new life in a new city. ... Stuart Richardson, her attractive new neighbor, moves in. Encouraging her to confront her fears, he sparks unexpected hope and the possibility of love and a normal life. Until the day the phone rings"--Dust jacket.
Authors: Haynes, Elizabeth, 1971-
Title: Into the darkest corner
a novel
[downloadable ebook]
Publisher: New York :, Harper,, 2012, c2011
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
Characteristics: 1 online resource (400 p.)
Statement of Responsibility: Elizabeth Haynes
Notes: Originally published: Great Britain : Myriad Editions, 2010
Summary: "When young, pretty Catherine Bailey meets Lee Brightman, she can't believe her luck. Gorgeous, charismatic, and a bit mysterious, Lee seems almost too perfect to be true. But what begins as flattering attention and spontaneous, passionate sex transforms into raging jealousy, and Catherine soon discovers that Lee's dazzling blue eyes and blond good looks hide a dark, violent nature. ... 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--is trying to build a new life in a new city. ... Stuart Richardson, her attractive new neighbor, moves in. Encouraging her to confront her fears, he sparks unexpected hope and the possibility of love and a normal life. Until the day the phone rings"--Dust jacket.
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 0062197274
9780062197276
0062197258
9780062197252
Branch Call Number: Downloadable ebook
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Report This Jan 24, 2014
  • jescar82 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Well written, would read more of her books. Not at all like "Gone girl" or similar titles. Very heavy on OCD, anxiety disorders, PTSD and domestic abuse and murder. Reading the book kept me up all night into the wee hours.

Report This Apr 15, 2013
  • Pisinga rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Very detailed description of a struggle with OCD and PTSD. Overall I liked the book. Only the author disappointed me at the end, when she is describing a fight scene between the main characters, using all these typical adjectives, verbs - you can see the scenes from the movies of a similar genre that this book: "He grabbed my leg... I grabbed the knife...etc." Also very often this novel is very graphic in description of violence, sex, drugs and rock-and-roll.

This is a well-written psychological thriller that never has a dull moment. I finished the book realizing it was so much more than a story of a woman being traumatized and stalked by her lover. It explores the female friendships that Catherine has, the lack of support she receives from them, yet in the end she is the friendship protector! Highly recommend. BTW, the description is not entirely accurate - Catherine is NOT married to Lee, she is only dating him.

Report This Feb 24, 2013
  • B00kL0ver rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is not for the faint of heart. It is very well written and dives right in to OCD, anxiety disorders, PTSD and domestic abuse and murder. At times, this book left me with my jaw dropped as I would read about the manipulation and the lengths an abuser will go to control the "object of his desire". I found it, at times, to not be an easy read, but definitely a book worthy of being read.

Report This Dec 27, 2012
  • chgarland rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Extremely well-written. The author reveals information gradually rather than dumping it on the reader all at once and so the suspense in the story builds and builds. Characters are beautifully drawn with even their appearance revealed by "show, don't tell." Best mystery I have read in a long, long time.

Report This Dec 13, 2012
  • wptlzkwjd rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great book. Well-written to keep you reading through the night!

Report This Oct 09, 2012
  • mythoughts rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A true page-turner; accurate depiction of how one person gains control over another, and great suspense.

Report This Sep 19, 2012
  • KatrinaCB rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This was a great book, did not want to put it down...cant wait for more books from this author!

Report This Jul 22, 2012
  • jdick rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Another excellent book by MacIntyre.

Report This Jul 04, 2012
  • sjmitra rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Extremely gripping and scary. Feels absolutely authentic. Disturbing and dark -- a must-read for all women. Think and question before you trust people. Run for your life if you sense any kind of abnormality.

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