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I live in Bristol UK literary fiction and crime are my books of choice and when not reading I like to run

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Remain Silent
Susie Steiner
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Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
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Disappointing short story horror collection


Twisted Endings, supposedly 5 disturbing tales however, as I can only connect with one “disturbing” tale I feel this short kindle read is only worthy of one star! The opening The Teacup Lady is original, sharp and most important contains an unexpected and very neat little conclusion. As for the remaining 5 tales the final story The Rock Toss is worthy of mention. This appeared to be, on the surface, an unusual little story but unfortunately it was very easy to understand the direction the author was proceeding and therefore the conclusion was sadly predictable.


It must be said that I am not the greatest fan of short stories as within any such groupings there are very few that can sustain my interest throughout and I usually find that only one or two have any real reader or literary value. Having said that in 2011 I read with delight a very intelligent and colourful collection called “Entwined Tales from the City by A J Armitt which were brilliant and highly original in their delivery…here is my review from that time..........


“What can I say for a mere 0.86p you can acquire a truly original horror short story collection. What makes this book so different is the fact that all these stories are joined together in a very clever way. The writing is very taut, bright, fresh and new, and I loved every word. So often in the past I have been disappointed when reading horror books, but AJ Armitt is a breath of fresh air and I urge you to downlod...you will not be disappointed :)) refers to….Entwined-Tales from the City-13 Dark & Twisted Tales, reviewed on August 7th 2011.”