Sunday, October 21, 2018
A trio of spooky shorts…
In A Song of the Sea, Jared is working on a new piano piece and unexpectedly draws the attention of a beautiful siren…
Even in the Grave, All is Not Lost is the story of Edgar, detective and psychic, brought in to consult on a strange serial killer who steals victims' hearts, and the handsome officer assigned to assist him.
And in Shotguns and Sawdust, Greg finds himself utterly captivated by a demon hunter, and determined to find out if the interest is mutual—and he doesn't care the man is mute, or about the warning from his boss.
Even in the Grave is a delightful little gem of three spooky shorts that may be short on pages but long on story. From sirens to serial killers to demons, there is a lot packed into so few pages. I won't speak to the individual plots of the shorts but I will say that I think my favorite is A Song of the Sea but all three are absolutely brilliant. It seems odd to say delightful when the book has "grave" in the title but I really can't think of a better word to sum this collection up.
Would some of the shorts been better had they been longer? Sure. However, I found the shortness of each tale lets the reader's imagination heighten the experience and in my opinion, less can go a long way when it comes to creepy. Don't get me wrong, I love a well written full length novel to get my creepified senses jumping but sometimes all you need is the hints and touches of the "out there" element to keep you on the edge of your seat and that is exactly what LJ Hamlin has done with Even in the Grave. As I've said, this is a delightful addition to my paranormal shelf.
LJ Is a disabled queer writer in her late twenties, she’s been writing for many years and loves to share her stories she’s never without a few projects on the go and writes as much as her body allows. She is a lover of animals which often shows in her books and her social media.