Joan is a troubled woman haunted by loss and tormented by sinister voices and terrifying hallucinations. It's Christmas Eve and she walks the city streets alone looking for a missing friend, but her search leads to a shocking discovery, one that will force her to confront a painful secret from her past and set her on a collision course with danger.
A short February read from my kindle and if I'm being brutally honest not something I especially enjoyed.
Hallucinations and delusions, a controlling cult called the Microbes - real or imagined (?), a women obsessed with another woman, a dead baby in a dumpster, a showdown in a church and a bit of a twist in the tale.
I just couldn't really feel any empathy or involvement in the characters, which is sometimes the case with short pieces. If you don't feel the story a pithy one-liner or joke is often reward enough for reading. Humour wasn't the author's intention here so that wasn't going to happen. I just didn't get it.
2 from 5
I have enjoyed Todd Luchik's work previously and I'll happily read him again in the future.
Forgotten Boy was reviewed here. Friday Night, Saturday Morning was reviewed here.
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Read in February, 2017
Published - 2015
Page count - 16
Source - FREE from the author's website
Format - Kindle