Review of The Darkest Corner of the Night

April 28, 2020 Book Reviews 4

Review of The Darkest Corner of the Night

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The Dark Corners of the Night by Meg Gardiner
Genres: Crime, Mystery
Published by Blackstone Publishing on February 18, 2020
Pages: 341
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley

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I am the legion of the night …
He appears in the darkness like a ghost, made of shadows and fear—the Midnight Man. He comes for the parents but leaves the children alive, tiny witnesses to unspeakable horror. The bedroom communities of Los Angeles are gripped with dread, and the attacks are escalating.
Still reeling from her best friend’s close call in a bombing six months ago, FBI behavioral analyst Caitlin Hendrix has come to Los Angeles to assist in the Midnight Man investigation and do what she does best—hunt a serial killer. Her work is what keeps her going, but something about this UNSUB—unknown subject—doesn’t sit right. She soon realizes that this case will test not only her skills but also her dedication, for within the heart of a killer lives a secret that mirrors Caitlin’s own past. Hesitancy is not an option, but will she be able to do what must be done if the time comes?

Also by this author: UNSUB (UNSUB, #1), Into the Black Nowhere

Here is what I thought

So behind on my reviews and I hope I can remember enough to write out something coherent! 🙂

I really enjoy this series and this one was just as good as the first two but I think at the time I read it I wasn’t in the mood so it took longer than it should have.

It starts out with an explosion dealing with the Ghost (if you have read the other books in the series you will know what that means), and someone Caitlin knows was severely injured. Caitlin has been dealing with the person calling himself the Ghost since the end of the first book I believe.

Now it’s been about six months and she is still dealing with what happened during the bombing but she has a new case so she heads to Los Angeles to help profile a case. There has been some murders where I man comes in late at night and kills the parents and leaves the kids unharmed. He talks to the kids and writes things on the wall. He calls himself the Midnight Man.

This case is hard for Caitlin to deal with since it involves families and especially when they find out who they think it could be, not that she knows killer but his profile. It’s hard to explain without spoilers.

Anyway, this case takes a toll on Caitlin and the whole team as the killer starts to escalate before they can find him. Some things happen with one of the families he was going to kill and it starts to make him spiral out of control. Things are just really hitting Caitlin hard. There are some side things that are going on with what happened to her friend in the bomb, also her boyfriend Sean and sometimes I got irritated at Caitlin a bit. Can’t really put myself in her shoes to know if she should really act that way, so it just irritated me.

This book did have some pretty good twist and turns along the way and at one point I was surprised at where it was headed, so I really did enjoy this even though I felt like it took me a while to get through it! 🙂

I do recommend you read these books in order because of the overarching story with The Ghost and they are just to good not to read! 🙂

 

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