A tour de force debut novel that is both creepily disturbing and yet beautifully rendered.
New York Journal of BooksRead full review
A dark, addictive book… a great read.
Karen's Reads 4 star review, BookstagramRead full review
A fantastic thriller that you can’t feel indifferent about … Haynes has built some fantastic tension in this book. Totally recommend to all thriller fans.
Bookmark Page, bookstagrammerRead full review
Elizabeth Haynes traps you in a thriller like nobody else! … Five stars. Bold and powerful.
Monarquia Literaria, Bookstagrammer 5/5 star reviewRead full review
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To say this was nail biting is a complete understatement. I loved this book from the first page.
Bleach House LibraryRead full review
Amazon UK's book of the year, Haynes' claustrophobic psychological thriller is narrated by Catherine, an everywoman with whom readers can identify. A shocking portrayal of domestic abuse.
A very impressive first novel. The pain and frustration of OCD is brilliantly evoked... a fantastic personal read with plenty for a reading group to discuss.
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What a page-turner! It is an addictive, dark and disturbing psychological thriller that was keeping me on my nerves … Nothing is sugar-coated, everything is raw and hits you right in the gut. The book explain really well why women stay in abusive relationship, and why it’s not so simple just to leave. Into the Darkest Corner is also really empowering and gives hope and courage for women who experienced it. Strongly suggest you this book if you can handle the difficult scenes of domestic violence. Five stars.
Liz Books, Bookstagrammer 5/5 star reviewRead full review
This one doesn’t hold back. It is disturbing and unsettling, and there are some graphic scenes pertaining to domestic violence. While that obviously isn’t going to be for everyone, I appreciated how the author didn’t sugarcoat it in any way. It’s a risky move, particularly for a first novel, and I think Haynes pulls it off well. If you’re not afraid of reading difficult scenes and are looking for a tense and unsettling thriller, then I can highly recommend this one.
Podsticles, BookstagrammerRead full review
If you’re not one of the thousands of readers who’ve been knocked sideways by this thriller then start here.
LovereadingRead full review
Will grab your attention immediately, bend your perceptions gradually, and then twist you up in a jarring culmination of revenge and redemption.
guerillabookworm.comRead full review
A brilliant book...I literally could not put it down.
Crime Scraps ReviewRead full review
Fast-paced, this is a stunning scary suspense starring degrees of obsession.
The Mystery GazetteRead full review
Some books are unputdownable. Not many. A few. This one is one of them.
Wicked Wonderful WordsRead full review
Haynes is an accomplished thriller writer whose gift lies in retaining the suspense and intrigue of the story... I've rarely been so genuinely worried for a character’s safety.
LovelylovelybooksRead full review
A scorching read... As the tension grew, the pages turned of their own accord. All in all a very satisfying psychological thriller.
Second HelpingsRead full review
If you're looking for a book that will keep you up past bed time, read Into The Darkest Corner.
The Reading ExperimentRead full review
A nervy, heart-racing, page-turner... a one-sitting, impossible-to-put-down kind of book.
BookramblerRead full review
An absolutely fantastic, gripping first novel... Wonderfully written, with not a word too many... The sense of fear and dread is tangible. Be careful reading this alone at night!
The Littlereader LibraryRead full review
I loved this book and would happily recommend it to my female friends both as a brilliant psychological thriller and an interesting window into the world of OCD and obsession.
Not from LaplandRead full review
A gripping read and an important and powerful book.
Away from the FrayRead full review
Domestic violence, OCD and murder in a book that exerts a nerve-shredding grip on the reader, with a sympathetic heroine and a truly loathsome baddie.
CrimetimeRead full review
A terrifying and convincing portrayal of an abusive relationship and a damaged woman’s heroic attempts to recover from it.
Publisher's WeeklyRead full review
A debut of such strength you have to wonder if Haynes is the next Minette Walters. [She] has the spirit and the insight of Walters, making her one to watch. A superb debut.
For Book's SakeRead full review
Fast paced and chilling... Lock all your doors and settle down for one of the most gripping reads of the year!
PamreaderRead full review
This beautifully dark and disturbing novel... has just the right mix of terror, paranoia and 'things that go bump in the night'... Elizabeth Haynes is a very talented new face in the murky world of crime fiction.
Euro CrimeRead full review
All the fascination of a good horror film combined with the terror of a bad nightmare.
The AgeRead full review
A compulsive thriller... [with a] theme that makes the book so suited to book group discussion, with our group having a lively debate over how we would react in the same situation.
Bookgroup InfoRead full review
Features one of the scariest villains I’ve ever encountered.
Amanda Ross, Creator of the Richard and Judy Book ClubRead full review
A tense and thought-provoking debut novel with dark moments. Its portrayal of obsession is one that will send a shiver down your spine.
ShotsmagRead full review
There's real dramatic tension in this book and when I got to the end the first thing that I did was to turn back to the beginning again... absolutely superb.
The BookbagRead full review
Haynes's powerful account of domestic violence is disquieting, yet unsensationalist. This is a gripping book on a topic which can never be highlighted enough.
GuardianRead full review
A powerful psychological drama and portrayal of obsession.
Daily MailRead full review
A chilling, page-turning read that charts domestic violence without flinching and portrays OCD with insight and compassion.
Rosamund LuptonRead full review
This intense, gripping account of domestic violence and its aftermath is utterly unputdownable. A stunning debut.
S J WatsonRead full review
Check the locks on your doors and windows and surrender to this obsessive thriller.
Karin SlaughterRead full review
An honest book about domestic violence you must read... the story explores how those experiencing domestic violence often feel they’re at fault.
Emerald StreetRead full review