Into the darkest corner: a novel
Catherine Bailey has been enjoying the single life long enough to know a catch when she sees one. Gorgeous, charismatic and spontaneous, Lee seems almost too perfect to be true. And her friends clearly agree, as each in turn falls under his spell.
But what begins as flattering attentiveness and passionate sex turns into raging jealousy, and Catherine soon learns there is a darker side to Lee. His increasingly erratic, controlling behaviour becomes frightening, but no one believes her when she shares her fears. Increasingly 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--compulsively checks the locks and doors in her apartment, trusting no one. But when an attractive upstairs neighbour, Stuart, comes into her life, Cathy dares to hope that happiness and love may still be possible . . . until she receives a phone call informing her of Lee's impending release. Soon after, Cathy thinks she catches a glimpse of the former best friend who testified against her in the trial; she begins to return home to find objects subtly rearranged in her apartment, one of Lee's old tricks. Convinced she is back in her former lover's sights, Cathy prepares to wrestle with the demons of her past for the last time.
Utterly convincing in its portrayal of obsession, Into the Darkest corner is an ingeniously structured and plotted tour de force of suspense that marks the arrival of a major new talent.
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|Grouping Title||into the darkest corner|
|Grouping Author||elizabeth haynes|
|Grouping Language||English (eng)|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-09-03 00:02:02AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-09-20 04:24:56AM|
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|display_description||"When young, pretty Catherine Bailey meets Lee Brightman, she can't believe her luck. Gorgeous, charismatic, and a bit mysterious, 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 dazzling blue eyes and blond good looks hide a dark, violent nature. ... Increasingly 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. ... Stuart Richardson, her attractive new neighbor, moves in. Encouraging her to confront her fears, he sparks unexpected hope and the possibility of love and a normal life. Until the day the phone rings"--Dust jacket.|
|local_callnumber_santafe||Fiction Haynes, E|
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Intimate partner violence -- Fiction
Women -- Violence against -- Psychological aspects -- Fiction
|title_display||Into the darkest corner : a novel|
|title_full||Into the Darkest Corner|
Into the darkest corner : a novel / Elizabeth Haynes
Into the darkest corner : a novel [electronic resource] / Elizabeth Haynes
|title_short||Into the darkest corner|
Intimate partner violence