Published in the U.S. in June, Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes has been one of the biggest books of the year. The thriller is about a woman who falls in love with the wrong man, and it deals with heavy topics: domestic abuse, PTSD, obsessive-compulsive disorder. It's a dark and terrifying story, and it can be hard to read.
It's also impossible to put down, which explains its huge success. (The novel was Amazon U.K.'s Best Book of 2011 and Haynes is one of BookPage's 10 women to watch in 2012.)
If Into the Darkest Corner had you cheering the arrival of a new talent in psychological suspense fiction, you'll be ecstatic about this news: This spring, Harper will publish Haynes' second novel, Dark Tide. It sounds equally twisted.
The story is about a woman who saves up to quit her London sales job and start a second life aboard a houseboat in Kent. (Her boat is called "Revenge of the Tide.") Everything's looking up for Genevieve after she buys the boat . . . until a body washes up at the marina. Genevieve recognizes the woman from her secret second job as a dancer at a members' club. Surely her shared past with the victim is just a coincidence. Or is it?
Look for Dark Tide on March 12, 2013. Will you read it? [ETA: The U.K. edition of this novel has already been published, and its title is Revenge of the Tide. So if you're planning a vacation to the U.K. anytime soon, you might be able to read this one early. Lucky you!]
ALSO IN BOOKPAGE: Read an interview with Elizabeth Haynes about Into the Darkest Corner.