Monday, June 25, 2012

Summer Reading Giveaway: Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes

Two great books have gone to two fabulous blog readers so far this summer. First was Karen White's Sea Change, then The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D by Nichole Bernier. This is the third Summer Reading giveaway for 2012, and it is a fantastic piece of fiction. Is is also dramatically different from the other two novels. The first was set on an island in Georgia and incorporated sections of historical fiction. The second was set in the year following September 11, on an island off the coast of Massachusetts.

Elizabeth Haynes' Into the Darkest Corner is also set on an island -- if you consider England an island (it is, or at least Great Britain is). The similarities between it and either of the other two Summer Reading Giveaway titles ends there, though. I read and reviewed Into the Darkest Corner at the beginning of June as part of its TLC book tour, and through a fluke of my moving halfway through its arrival, ended up with two copies of the novel. Thus, my sharing one of them with you!

You can read dozens of excellent reviews of the novel by visiting TLC's page for the novel. Into the Darkest Corner has received rave reviews all around the web, and was Amazon UK's Best Book of the Year for 2011 (the book published earlier there than it did in the U.S.).

Here is a quick summary from the author's website:

Catherine has been enjoying the single life for long enough to know a good catch when she sees one. Gorgeous, charismatic, spontaneous – Lee seems almost too perfect to be true. And her friends clearly agree, as each in turn falls under his spell. 
But there is a darker side to Lee. His erratic, controlling and sometimes frightening behaviour means that Catherine is increasingly isolated. Driven into the darkest corner of her world, and trusting no one, she 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.

Trust me when I say that this is the one novel of suspense you must read this year. To enter the giveaway, fill out the form below. It's that easy! This giveaway is open to those with U.S. mailing addresses only. The contest ends Thursday night at 11:59 pm  CST, and I'll email the winner on Friday!


  1. I entered! This looks like a great read:)! Thanks for the opportunity!

    1. Good! You are welcome! It's REALLY good!

  2. I found the book difficult to read as the depiction of an abusive relationship was so realistic. The reader can truly empathize with the protagonist and her difficulties in resuming a "normal" life.
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