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15 September 2021

Book Review: Dark Things I Adore by Katie Lattari *AD gifted

I was sent a free copy of Dark Things I Adore by Katie Lattari ahead of the blog tour. 

Dark, twisty, and sure to keep you gripped to the last page. I loved it 

Dark Things I Adore by Katie Lattari book cover Titan books

hree campfire secrets. Two witnesses. One dead in the trees. And the woman, thirty years later, bent on making the guilty finally pay.

1988. A group of outcasts gather at a small, prestigious arts camp nestled in the Maine woods. They're the painters: bright, hopeful, teeming with potential. But secrets and dark ambitions rise like smoke from a campfire, and the truths they tell will come back to haunt them in ways more deadly than they dreamed.

2018. Esteemed art professor Max Durant arrives at his protégé's remote home to view her graduate thesis collection. He knows Audra is beautiful and brilliant. He knows being invited into her private world is a rare gift. But he doesn't know that Audra has engineered every aspect of their weekend together. Every detail, every conversation. Audra has woven the perfect web.

Only Audra knows what happened that summer in 1988. Max's secret, and the dark things that followed. And even though it won't be easy, Audra knows someone must pay.

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Source: Blog Tour | Review Copy

5 Word Review: Art, secrets, ambition, toxicity, revenge. 


This was the perfect book for stepping into autumn. 

Dark Things I Adore made me want to curl up under a blanket with a hot chocolate. It made me want to hide from the world, and honestly even the book at times. It's excellently dark. 

I liked the slow reveal of the past, the massive amount of thought that Audra has put into her plan. None of her actions are done on a whim, she's whip smart and shockingly manipulative. 

I freaking hated Max right from the off, even his point of view feels smarmy and arrogant. A truly marvellous villain, a character to easily hate. 

I think that the writing style was very clever - we are seeing the story from the perspective of artists and that really came through in the despcriptions. Max would literally wax lyrical when describing Audra. It also lent something extra unreliable to the narrative, like the characters were painting their own pictures with their words.

Dark Things I Adore is a perfect autumn thriller. From the setting to the twitsted, thrilling storyline, it will keep you wholly gripped for an entire evening or two. This story takes toxicity of all sorts and amps them up, and the result is deliciously dark and will chill you to the bone. 

And now this invitation. I'm like a vampire over the threshold.

1 comment:

  1. Well hello. Yes. This sounds like a book I want to read.

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