Friday, September 23, 2011

Review and GIVEAWAY!!: Dark Corners by Liz Schulte

Dark Corners by Liz Schulte


Ella Reynolds knew from the first moment she walked into the old house someone or something was watching her. Waiting. Her husband's violent murder sent her spiraling into a world of grief and isolation, but Ella isn't alone. Who or what is responsible for her husband's death is still with her. Darkness has engulfed the past year of Ella's life. Everyday reality slips a little more between her fingers as she struggles to break free from her memories.

She must look deeper into her past as well as the present to discover truth of her husband's homicide. A string of uncanny events takes place and practical explanations run thin as Ella follows the terrifying road to closure. As the past and present come to a head, Ella must decipher who or what the murderer is before it takes her as well.


Scary stories aren't really my thing. I'm not a fan of blood and guts, and when I was asked to read and review Dark Corners, I was a little bit skeptical. The only reason I even decided to read it was because of the paranormal aspect, and boy I'm glad I did.

Ella's house, and life, seems haunted. After moving with her husband from the large city of Chicago to the small neighborhood of Wilmington, Ella starts to think she is losing her mind when she suddenly begins to hear and see things that even her own husband can't explain (or see.) But when she returns from a Book Tour to find a grisly scene in her kitchen, things take a turn for the worst. One year later, Ella is an over-medicated alcoholic who has been socially outcast since the police announced she was no longer a suspect in her husband's death.

The journey that Ella takes while trying to find who (or what) killed her husband is fascinating and very, very suspenseful. I spent most of this book trying to figure out the ending. As a person who believes in ghosts and who has had her own encounter with one, I found all of the mysterious (and terrifying) things going on in Ella's house fascinating.

One major part of the book was Ella's constant flashbacks, which gave you insight into her relationship with Danny and her personality before his death. I thought that those were an amazing way to add to Ella's character development.

All-in-all, this is a truly great book. I didn't want to put it down the minute I picked it up, and Liz Schulte definitely knows how to draw a reader in. I wouldn't recommend reading it in the dark though!

If you want to check out more about Liz Schulte, check her out on Facebook, or visit her blog Bat Country.

Now for the fun part... The Giveaway!!
Liz has been gracious enough to offer up a copy of her book Dark Corners to one lucky blog reader!! Fill out the rafflecopter for a chance to win!

And now for the even more fun part.... The BIG GIVEAWAY!

Liz has been SUPER GENEROUS and has a big giveaway to be held at the end of the book tour. Check out the details over on Promotional Book Tours!

Thanks for stopping by! 


  1. I have never had ghost encounters myself or I would be dead of fear. They scare me sh*tless! I can't stop myself from reading books and watching movies about them though. And then I don't sleep for weeks... :D

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  2. ghost encounters, hmm, usually happens after i watch a scary movie, but no ghost encounters yet =P

  3. I don't really have ghost encounters. I did watch Paranormal Activity and had a hard time sleeping for a while!

    Mickey @ imabookshark

  4. Thank you for having me on your blog and for the wonderful review. I haven't had many ghostly encounters either though I keep staying at haunted bed and breakfasts and hotels when I travel in hopes of someday. :-)

  5. Thank you just so much for this contest :) means a lot!

    And no haha, No ghost encounters for me. But i do have to say when I watch those freaky paranormal shows I get goosebumps everytime. ahahaha

  6. I accidentally clicked enter too quickly on the twitter follow button, I never had the chance to put in my twittername. DX
    its @brittkneenerd

  7. Only one. When I was 12, I lost my very best Grandma. I was inconsolable. Crying so hard I could hardly breathe. I went into the bathroom to wash my face. When I looked up into the mirror, it wasn't my face I saw reflected there. It was Grandma's! She didn't do anything spooky to scare me. She just smiled and tipped her head as if to tell me that everything was ok...and a feeling of calm swept over me. Then her image faded away and I was left staring back at myself in the mirror. But I know she was there. Even if it was only for a minute, and I will never forget it. It was a very powerful moment that still brings a tear to my eye today.

  8. Barbara that's amazing!! I had something VERY similar happen when my grandma moved into a new house. Shortly after, I saw her mother in the bedroom I was sleeping in. Very spooky but amazing.

    Thank you ALL for sharing!!