Saturday, April 28, 2018

Review- Such Dark Things by Courtney Evan Tate

 

From New York Times bestseller Courtney Cole, writing as Courtney Evan Tate, comes the psychological thriller that will keep readers up turning pages long into the night, SUCH DARK THINGS! "Written in breathless style, this page-turner relies on quick thrills, surprise twists...[for] readers seeking a fast entertaining tale..."(Publishers Weekly). Grab your copy of SUCH DARK THINGS today!


 

A HORRIFIC RECURRING NIGHTMARE IS THREATENING TO STEAL HER SANITY…

Dr. Corinne Cabot is living the American dream. She’s a successful ER physician in Chicago who’s married to a handsome husband. Together they live in a charming house in the suburbs. But appearances can be deceiving—and what no one can see is Corinne’s dark past. Troubling gaps in her memory mean she recalls little about a haunting event in her life years ago that changed everything.

She remembers only being in the house the night two people were found murdered. Her father was there, too. Now her father is in prison; she hasn’t been in contact in years. Repressing that terrifying memory has caused Corinne moments of paranoia and panic. Sometimes she thinks she sees things that aren’t there, hears words that haven’t been spoken. Or have they? She fears she may be losing her mind, unable to determine what’s real and what’s not.

So when she senses her husband’s growing distance, she thinks she’s imagining things. She writes her suspicions off to fatigue, overwork, anything to explain what she can’t accept—that her life really isn’t what it seems.


My Review
★★
 
This was my first time reading any of Courtney's books, and I have to be honest, I didn't love it.  I'm no stranger to psych thrillers, though I do tend to read more romance.  To me, Such Dark Things wasn't much of a thriller.  It was more of an romantic mystery to me.  My problem was that I personally couldn't connect to the characters, which in turn made it so I really couldn't connect with the story.  I found myself skimming around 50%, and I really only continued because I wanted to see how the story ended.  For me, the big twist at the end just didn't make sense. 

Such Dark Things, follows Dr. Corrine Cabot who is put in a mental institute for trying to commit suicide.  She has no recollection of doing so. Her husband at first seems like the perfect caring husband, but really he turned out to be a selfish grade A a-hole.  Let me also say, I am a HUGE fan of cheating books.  That being said, this was just wrong.  Corrine's husband was just selfish, and the cheating wasn't warranted in my opinion. The story is told in dual pov's and switches from present, to before the attempted suicide.  Like I previously said, I just didn't connect.  The writing was fine, and I truly did want to like this book, it just wound up not being for me. 


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“Fans of domestic thrillers with an unreliable narrator will gobble this one up...Recommended for all thriller/suspense collections." --Booklist

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Courtney Evan Tate’s SUCH DARK THINGS – Tour Schedule:
April 16th
Aurora B's Book Blog – Interview
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Smut Book Junkie Reviews – Review & Excerpt
The Book Hammock – Excerpt
April 17th
Book Freak – Review
Bookish Proclivity – Review & Excerpt
Ficwishes – Excerpt
April 18th
Read more sleep less – Review & Excerpt
Suey Library – Review
The Bashful BookWhore – Excerpt & Interview
April 19th
A Literary Perusal – Excerpt
Feel the Book – Excerpt
TBR Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
April 20th
Roxy's Reviews – Review & Excerpt
April 21st
KDRBCK – Review & Excerpt
April 22nd
Angela's Opinion – Excerpt
Evermore Books – Excerpt
Lattes & Paperbacks – Review & Excerpt
April 23rd
Becky on Books – Excerpt & Interview
Linz Readz – Review & Excerpt
Little Read Riding Hood – Review & Excerpt
V's Reads – Review & Excerpt
April 24th
M&J’s book blog – Review & Excerpt
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Talkbooks – Review & Excerpt
April 25th
Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
April 26th
Jax's Book Magic – Excerpt
Literary Misfit – Review & Excerpt
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The Book Hookup – Review & Excerpt
The Fairest of All Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
April 27th
Just Me & My Kindle – Excerpt
Miss Riki – Review & Excerpt
Next Book Review – Review & Excerpt
Sassy Moms Say Read Romance – Review & Excerpt
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@all_encompassing_books – Review & Excerpt
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About Courtney Evan Tate: Courtney Evan Tate is the nom de plume for New York Times bestselling author, Courtney Cole. Courtney Evan Tate is her darker side... the side that explores shadowy places. Courtney lives in Florida with her husband and kids. She has a passion for raising drug addiction awareness, the Marine Corp (her middle son is a Marine) and being introspective on the human condition. To learn more about her, you can visit www.courtneycolewrites.com.   

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