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Monday, March 19, 2018

Such Dark Things by Courtney Evan Tate

Setting: Chicago
Genre: Psychological Suspense
Publisher: MIRA
Author: Courtney Evan Tate
Release Date: March 20, 2018

Many years ago, Dr. Connie Cabot's father was arrested for murdering a woman and her husband. Connie remembers seeing their bodies, but she can't remember details. Since her father was sentenced, she's never spoken to him.

Connie is married, but her long hours in the ER weigh a bit on her marriage. When she starts having panic attacks and hearing voices, her sanity is questioned. To unravel what's really going on with her, she'll need to go back to her teenage years and figure out what really happened.

Such Dark Things has a number of twists in its swift pace. I can't say I was shocked when certain revelations were made. I saw them coming. I never connected with the characters, either. Jude was scum in my opinion. Connie was a little more likable, though at times, I wondered how she could be so gullible.

The story bounces between Connie and her husband, Jude. It bounces between the present, the past few weeks, and the murder Connie cannot fully remember. You won't have a problem with the changes if you read the opening to each chapter. It will detail where you are in terms of time.

In all, I loved the suspense, but there were parts of Such Dark Things that were pretty predictable. Being predictable lessened some of the impact that the suspense novel should have had.

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