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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Review of Such Dark Things


Such Dark Things
by Courtney Evan Tate

“My body folds back into the seat, and I finger the medical bracelet circling my right wrist. Corrine Elizabeth Cabot, Female. It’s me, condensed into one stark sentence, yet I'm a stranger to myself right now. That’s why I’m here. I don’t know myself or my thoughts. My memories are foreign, blocked, nightmarish, out of control.”

Courtney. Evan. Tate. !! It has been a long time since I picked up a thriller that sucked me in like Such Dark Things. I couldn’t put this book down, and I stayed up late into the night once or twice telling myself *just one more chapter* over and over again.

Corrine is a character that you can never quite wrap your head around, but she is absolutely enthralling. She’s this bad ass doctor with a husband that adores her, and—besides a few small quarrels—her life is picture perfect.
Or so she thought.

Corrinne works hard, but she loves her job so in her eyes the hard work is worth it. Her husband, though, tells her she’s working too hard, and he misses having her home with him. Corrine wants to make him happy, but her repressed memories are threatening to tear her apart as the Halloween season approaches. The panic attacks are more frequent, she swears she’s seeing things that others say aren't there, and she’s starting to wonder if her husband is hiding something from her.

All bets are off when Corrine ends up in a psychiatric hospital following a suicide attempt that she swears she didn’t commit.

“You're saying that I tried to hurt myself. But I wouldn’t do that.

I look at him now, and he's so fucking emotionless. I look down at my left wrist, at the bandage covering up the stitches.

I wouldn’t,” I insist again. “I’m a fucking physician. I wouldn’t have cut my wrist horizontally. If I really wanted to hurt myself, I would’ve known to cut myself along the vein.”

Again, Corrine is a bad ass doctor. Even in this place that makes her feel small and weak, she’s this huge presence that knows something is amiss. Unfortunately, she just can't remember.

This novel will take you down roads you didn’t even see coming. Courtney built this incredible world full of so many secrets, and there’s no way anyone will be able to set this book down without wondering what’s going to happen next. 

It will literally haunt you while you try to get anything done. 
I swear to God if this wasn’t an ebook I probably would have accidentally ripped pages out, thrown the book across the room, or spit my wine out all over the pages. This book—and the author—are whip smart.
And she wrote some hella good sex scenes, just sayin’.

This book will be going on the shelf next to the likes of Gillian Flynn, exactly where it belongs.


**To purchase this book: Such Dark Places**


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.


I'd like to thank Netgalley, Inkslinger PR, Harper Collins, and Courtney for trusting me with an ARC. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your work.

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