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I really enjoyed this collection of stories. Short stories aren't something you can continuously read because you end up craving the character and plot development but every now and again they make a really nice break - to either read as a whole collection or one at a time on coffee breaks. Because the stories are so short, you need something that isn't too complicated for a mere 15 pages or so but something exciting enough that it has an impact in the short space of time and this is what I think Gina did very well in these stories. She builds up enough tension to leave you wondering but doesn't include anything unnecessary that would take up valuable space in the story.
All the stories in this collection cover very different topics and no two are the same. It's hard to tell where each story is going to go when you begin reading it which made it all the more interesting because they weren't predictable. I did have a few "gasp out loud" moments and was left feeling increasingly uneasy during some. I think some of these would translate very well into a full length novel or novella as obviously they were all designed for a limited number of pages, the storylines were quick and snappy but due to the nature of some of the stories, the gradual build up and tension of the events would be fantastic on a more long-term basis. Overall, a very enjoyable and unexpected series.
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About Gina Dickerson
She is the author of the murderous romantic suspense novels Lies Love Tells and Unveiling Christmas, the twisted short story collection, Underleaf, as well as the fantasy, adventurous romance series Mortiswood Tales - the first in the series being Mortiswood: Kaelia Awakening. She has also written fashion and shopping columns for a local newspaper.
When she’s not writing, Gina loves rummaging in vintage clothes shops, taking way too many photographs, and leafing through fashion glossies.
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