Such Dark Things: A Novel of Psychological Suspense
Corinne Cabot lives a charmed life. She’s married to the perfect man, has a successful career as a doctor, and lives in an amazing house. Sure, she witnessed a crime that left two people dead and her father is in prison. And yeah, she can’t remember what happened that night and is possibly hearing and seeing things. She’s probably just tired, though, right? When she ends up at a psychiatric facility for trying to kill herself, she must take a hard look at her life and that night eighteen years ago to discover what’s true and what’s not. But finding out the truth will show her that people, even herself, are capable of Such Dark Things.
When I read the back of this book, I found the plot intriguing. Once I started reading, I was less impressed. The story jumps back and forth between Corinne’s and her husband’s point of view, both now and starting a month earlier, working it’s way to the present. There were so many changes it was hard to keep track. It also seemed like most of the book was written for shock and awe. There was so much graphic sex. It feels like most books these days, since the success of Fifty Shades of Grey, are trying to be just like it. A lot of graphic sex with a little bit of mystery or suspense thrown in. This story would have been a lot better without it. None of the characters were very endearing. The husband was terrible, and the author made it seem like it was Corinne’s fault he was doing the things he was.
There was nothing about this book that would make me recommend it to others. I honestly wish I could unread it. To add a bunch of sex does not make for good storytelling. When the story you’re trying to tell gets left out just to gratify people, you are writing erotica more than a psychological suspense novel.
Courtney Evan Tate