Published by MIRA on March 20th 2018
Genres: Adult, Psychological, Thriller, Mystery
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.
** Warning: This book contains some graphic, sexual violent content which some readers may find triggering. **
Such Dark Things centers around a married couple, and the demons from the past. It was fairly dark and twisted.
Corrine and Jude have been married for 15 years, she works as an ER doctor and Jude is a psychologist. They both lead successful careers, and seem to have a fairly happy life together. As Halloween approaches each year,,, she throws herself into work more than usual and the excessive hours are starting to take a toll on her health as well as her marriage. Corrine has been living with the events that took place on Halloween 17 years ago, of which her father is serving time in prison for the murders that took place. While her memory of that night isn’t complete, it still haunts her.
The story is told in alternating timelines from the past several days leading up to Halloween from Corrine and Jude and the present from which Corrine is being treated in a mental health facility. Sometimes it can jolting going back and forth, but in this case it seems to work very well. The past shows us that Corrine was there the night of the murders, but some part of her brain has blocked it out.
Jude has always been supportive to Corrine when it came to dealing with this time of year, never pushing and giving her space. But, now with flashbacks that are coming to her, and them not making any sense to her, on top the of the distance that seems to have wiggled it way between her and her husband, she has been anxiety attacks and doing and seeing things she normally wouldn’t. Which in turn lands her in the facility for help and Jude doesn’t know how to help her anymore. The one constant thing that safe and secure was his relationship with his brother and the time they spend together at a small diner.
The story takes a little twist, leading him down a road that I wasn’t happy with at all, but I did understand that it was going to happen as I reading along. I did want to smack some sense into him a time or two. While al of this is going on, Corrine is working through her splotchy memory of that Halloween night. As the events unfold, the suspense definitely built, murders, betrayals and truths come out in to the open, leading up to one crazy ending.
Such Dark Things takes you on a intense thrill ride, and keeps you guessing.
Haunting memories that are buried deep, combines with betrayals and lies.... Review for Such Dark Things by Courtney Evan Tate @Court_Writes @HarlequinBooks @MIRAInk #SuchDarkThings #adult #psychological #thriller #mystery #arc… Click To Tweet