Into the Darkest Corner

Into the Darkest Corner

A Novel

Book - 2012
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Married to an erratic, controlling and sometimes frightening husband, Catherine 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.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, 2012, c2011.
ISBN: 9781443413121
1443413127
9780062197252
0062197258
Characteristics: 400 p. ; 24 cm.

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herlz
Oct 09, 2020

Wow, reading about Cathy just about gave me anxiety as she went thru her daily ritual of checking everything but it was a great insight into the world of OCD and PTSD. It felt like I was reading two different books, as Catherine and Cathy seemed like very two different individuals but that shows just how deeply affected Cathy was after her abuse, ultimately changing her.

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PJD
Nov 25, 2018

A bit confusing right at the beginning but then I couldn't stop reading, slowed down in the middle, and then it took off! A great read.

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Bean1988
Nov 01, 2018

This is an amazing book. I found it very haunting. It goes back and forth between past and present but for me that just added to the great story.
A story I won't soon forget.

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jaxsrose
Apr 01, 2018

a lot of back and forth, but I did like it and was able to read through it quick as I didn't want to put it down. Abusive and controlling and obsession in a relationship with a good ending

JCLAmandaW May 13, 2017

An intense story that weaves Catherine's past with her abusive boyfriend with her present, in which she struggles to overcome the psychological effects of the abuse. The beginning of the book is a little hard to get through, as the story jumps from past to present, but you quickly get used to the jumps as the story narrows to a captivating conclusion.

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kaileyreinhart
May 12, 2017

This book is fantastic. It took me a few chapters to get into the time lines since it jumps from past to presence but once I got a feel for it, I couldn't put it down! I have recommended this book to so many of my friends.

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RicardoEdm
Sep 19, 2016

This book has some very choppy writing and is hard to get used to at the beginning. Once you get past the author's jumping back and forth, the plot actually has a chance to come out for air and it's actually quite good

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SuzeParker
Jul 19, 2016

Into the Darkest Corner paints a chilling and, from what I understand about domestic abuse, accurate picture of how a woman can be drawn into and remain in a life-threatening relationship. I found it unlikely, however, that in real life Catherine's friends all would discount her attempts to ask for help. The horrors of abuse are well-known today, and surely at least one good friend would dig deeper before choosing to align with a Johnny-come-lately boyfriend. Apart from that, though, Elizabeth Haynes has penned a book that's both a good read and an educational treatise on early dating signs that should prompt a woman to get out, get out, get out before it's too late.

vancouverfleur Apr 23, 2015

A fantastic book! A total page turner, keeps you guessing, so addictive!

lovesensation24 Apr 07, 2015

Fantastic read. Took me a while to get into it but after a while I could not put it down. I finished it within a few days and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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