Saturday, 18 November 2017
CHRIS SARANTOPOULOS - THE MAN BEHIND THE BAR (2017)
The past never really stays hidden or forgotten. Ben Stingler left his past for a quiet life, until a young man steps in his bar, and brings with him all the things Ben tried to put behind him five years ago. An overdue debt is back on the table.
A short story
A 22 page short story and the opportunity to try out another writer's work for zilch via Instafreebie.
An ok story, no stop you in your tracks turn of prose, no annoying clunky sentences, decent writing. Reasonable premise, though I kind of wondered about the hiding in plain sight option our man behind the bar took. Not wise in hindsight. Inevitable twist in the tale. I quite enjoyed it and I've read a lot worse in my time.
Enough there to not rule out reading more from the author in the future.
3 from 5
Chris Sarantopoulos has his website here
Read in November, 2017
Published - 2017
Page count - 22
Source - free copy via Instafreebie
Format - Kindle