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Into the Darkest Corner - Elizabeth Haynes
Advantages: Thrilling, gripping, fascinating, well researched.
Disadvantages: Terrifying, impossible to put down
This book was originally written as part of a challenge to write a novel in a month. Elizabeth Haynes managed this and then some! I can't believe this is her debut novel, it's so well written and researched you'd be convinced she's been writing for years.
There are two separate timelines, the book flips between them in each chapter and each is as fascinating as the other. You find yourself wanting to find out what happens next in each timeline so, as you get to the end of a chapter, you just HAVE to read on.
In one timeline, main character's crippling OCD is fascinating and, in the other, is the most terrifying man any woman would ever meet. I've never found myself more scared of a fictional character from a book before. Seeing an abusive relationship from the victim's point of view definitely makes you think differently. Instead of "Why doesn't she just leave?" you start to think and feel the way she does and truly understand how hard it is.
Elizabeth has since published two more novels and I've loved all of them. I wait with baited breath for her fourth which she has just finished writing.
Summary: Definitely recommended as an excellent thriller