Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes

About the book

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. Disturbed by his increasingly erratic, controlling behavior, she tries to break it off; turning to her friends for support, she’s stunned to find they don’t believe her. 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. Though her body has healed, the trauma of the past still haunts her. Then 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 . . .

Reviewed by The Blank Books Reading Group:

Some of us finished it, one person only read 2 pages. Mixed reactions. One found it too disturbing but on the whole well written and gripping story and unputdownable.

Rating: 3 Stars

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1 thought on “Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes”

  1. Review by Wills Way Worms
    Explicit, harrowing, lots of graphic detail. A pageturner but mixed reviews by the group.
    Star rating: ****

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