The Darkest Corners

By: Kara Thomas

Years ago, Tessa’s testimony helped convict a serial killer called “The Ohio River Monster.” But Tessa worries the wrong man was put away—and now it seems the Monster is killing again.

ISBN: 9780553521467

JLG Release: Jul 2016


Sensitive Areas: Strong language, Underage drinking, Kidnapping, Suicide, Prostitution, Serial murders
Topics: Serial murderers , Murder , Friendship , Secrecy , Sisters , Detective and mystery stories , Pennsylvania , Family

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Awards & Honors

The Kirkus Prize 2016 Nominee, Young Readers

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Booklist*, Kirkus Reviews*, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal

School Library Journal

Ten years after leaving the state and losing touch with everyone she knew and loved, Tessa Lowell returns to small-town Fayette to say goodbye to her father, who’s dying in prison. She is too late to see her father but ends up with too many questions about her past to return home to Florida right away. Joining forces with her childhood best f Ten years after leaving the state and losing touch with everyone she knew and loved, Tessa Lowell returns to small-town Fayette to say goodbye to her father, who’s dying in prison. She is too late to see her father but ends up with too many questions about her past to return home to Florida right away. Joining forces with her childhood best friend, Callie, Tessa begins looking for answers in this exciting psychological thriller. Callie and Tessa haven’t talked since Tessa left after the strain testifying in the trial of Wyatt Stokes when she was eight years old, a trial that ended with him on death row. Working through the pain of lost friendship and unshared secrets, the girls collaborate to search for the truth when another girl is killed. Did they help convict an innocent man? Has the real killer returned to Fayette? How does Tessa’s long-lost sister fit into all this, and what happened to her mother? The world of a working-class town in Pennsylvania comes alive as Callie deals with her pain through hard partying and Tessa attempts to escape her guilty disquiet by immersing herself in her sleuthing. Through strong character development and thrilling reveals, readers become as engrossed as Tessa as she searches for the truth and deals with the emotions of her past. VERDICT As a dark psychological thriller with a compelling story and an unexpected but satisfying ending, this novel is a sure bet.—Genevieve Feldman, San Francisco Public Library

Book Details

ISBN

9780553521467

First Release

July 2016

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

Trim Size

6" x 9"

Page Count

336

Accelerated Reader

Level 0; Points: 0;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

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Level

Format

Print Book

Edition

Library edition

Publisher

Delacorte

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Strong language, Underage drinking, Kidnapping, Suicide, Prostitution, Serial murders

Topics

Serial murderers, Murder, Friendship, Secrecy, Sisters, Detective and mystery stories, Pennsylvania, Family,

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