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Dark Corners

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One of my favorite reads is Night Swim so when I got a widget for a follow up I was super excited. Rachel is a podcaster who became more famous then she ever imagined after she helped a man overturn his guilty verdict. The book begins shortly after night swim ends where Rachel just wants to go home to recoup but instead is summoned to Florida to meet with the FBI regarding unsolved serial killings. The book is told thru a view point of views which I personally am a fan of. The author did a good job of leading the reading to who the killer was and why without a huge twist. Despite no big twist I found myself thoroughly enjoying this book and look forward to reading more from this author.

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I will admit, I’m a fan of Megan Goldin’s writing, so when I was offered an ARC of “Dark Corners,” I practically ceased reading what else I’d been reading and started in on this one. This book can be read as a stand-alone, though it is the second in a series about Rachel Krall, who readers met in “The Night Swim.” Ms. Krall is a true crime podcaster and in this book, she’s contacted by the FBI regarding a prisoner about to be released. A lot happens in this book - and the publisher’s summary does a great job explaining all of it. What I really like about Ms. Goldin’s writing is how the “podcast” sections suddenly appear, giving some background information - they move the plot along, opposed to stopping the story dead. The main character, Rachel, is - as always - a woman who uses her wits and thinks on the fly in very logical ways. I did like the part about the BuzzCon awards and influencers on social media and how that tied into the overall story too. I even, in a rather weird way, liked how Ms. Goldin created some sympathy for the “bad guy” in this book. I zipped through this book and will probably re-read this at another time.

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Goldin has quickly become an auto-read thriller author for me after back to back bangers The Night Swim and Stay Awake, so when I received this arc in an email I immediately abandoned my current read to be one of the first to review this one!

We follow podcaster Rachel (who we previously met in Night Swim), as she works to untangle a few different threads here, mostly revolving around the disappearance of a lifestyle influencer.

It’s another worthy entry from Goldin, however for me it wasn’t quite as emotional and thoughtful as The Night Swim, nor as fast-paced and surprising as Stay Awake, and we got an oddly inserted romantic subplot which I felt was largely unnecessary to the story. Still a very solid 4-star thriller, but Goldin’s previous books have made me put high expectations on her work and this one was a bit of a step down for me.

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Thank you NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for the opportunity to read "Dark Corners" in exchange for my honest review.

In this story we meet up with Rachel Krall once again. She was introduced to the readers in "The Night Swim". This time she travels to Florida to help the FBI with a prisoner who is about to be released. Her name having come up in the investigation. This is a wonderfully crafted story where you are not quite sure until the end if the good guys are really good and are the bad guys really bad. It all starts with a family making a gruesome discovery on a camping trip.

Terence Bailey is the prisoner about to be released from the Central Florida Correctional Facility. He's apparently a huge fan of Rachel's podcast "Guilty or Not Guilty". Special agents Joseph Martinez and Mark Torreno meet Rachel at the prison where they ask her to speak with Terrence.

There are 3 stories being told from different perspectives. Rachel's story is told and then we have Thomas McCoy who is a ride share driver. Owen Bragg is a park ranger who happens upon a body in the woods. There are missing and murdered women and the police were not taking some of the reports seriously because they claimed that the girls had been runaways prior. Rachel and Joe take all the threads and realize that the police didn't notice that some of these women knew each other. We find that someone is hiding in plain sight.

The ending is left quite open so perhaps we will have another Rachel Krall story soon. Maybe we will see Special Agent Martinez again too. As with Ms. Goldin's previous 2 books this book was hard to put down and I practically read it in one sitting. The pages just kept turning themselves.

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One of the best thrillers I have read in some time! The author is very clever at bringing in twists at a consistent pace while saving the most surprises for later in the book.This is the second novel of her that I have read and truly enjoyed. There were some surprises along the way of the dots being connected. Overall, Dark Corners is a gripping thriller that kept me turning the pages.

A special thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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Great read! Well developed characters, and I was guessing until the end! Have read books by this author before, and this did not disappoint!

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Thank you St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for this ARC! I didn’t even request this book but I am so glad it was sent to me!

Podcaster Rachel Krall is back! Rachel is summoned to Florida by the FBI to assist in a new case, regarding Terence Bailey, a convict.

Terence is days away from being released from prison after a 6 year sentence. He is linked to multiple disappearances and presumed murders of young women.

Rachel is thrown into the middle of the investigation as it takes wild twists and turns.

This book absolutely had me on the edge of my seat. If you loved Rachel Krall in Night Swim, you’ll love her even more in Dark Corners.

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