Book Review

Book Review: In The Forest Of Harm

In the Forest of Harm
By Sallie Bissell

My Edition:
Paperback, 367 pages
2001, Bantam Books
ISBN: 0553582704

Mary Crow and her friends Alex and Joan are taking a long weekend in the mountains of North Carolina, near where Mary grew up. Mary is a young prosecutor in Georgia and after a particularly popular trial she’s hoping to escape into the wilderness with her friends, and also confront her haunted past. Along the way they run into more than just wildlife – they are pursued by a deranged hunter who gets a thrill from hunting humans and a man obsessed with getting revenge on Mary.  “[The women] will be pushed to the limits of their endurance – and beyond – as they discover their own chilling capacity for loyalty and violence.”

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Book Review

Book Review: Into the Darkest Corner

Into the Darkest Corner
By Elizabeth Haynes

My Edition:
Paperback, 394 pages
2011, Harper
ISBN: 9780062239426

5/5 stars

From the back of the book: “When young, pretty Catherine Bailey meets Lee Brightman, she can’t believe her luck. Gorgeous, charismatic 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 good looks hide a dark, violent nature. Disturbed by his controlling behavior, she tries to break it off and is stunned when her friends don’t believe her. 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. 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 a normal life. Until the day the phone rings…”

This book was actually recommended to me by someone I follow on Instagram (livresque) – realistically, her review of this book was that it was chilling and horrific and it made her anxious and she wouldn’t want anyone to read this, yet clearly Haynes was a phenomenal writer to give her such feelings, so I just had to get my hands on this book.

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