“Crazed stalkers, killers, dealing with the Devil and everything in between, this collection shows the darker side of human nature in all its black glory” Twisted Tales – Deborah Stansil
A few months ago, I read a post by Debbie at My Random Musings.
In it, Debbie discussed having signed up to The A to Z blogging challenge. I thought it sounded fun. Before I knew where I was, I had signed up too.
I bookmarked Debbie’s page to track her posts and I eagerly awaited the start of the challenge.
I was soon gripped by Debbie’s posts, each of which were themed as a 100-word flash fiction.
I thought – as I read these posts – Debbie should write a book. In fact, I left comments on her blog to that effect. When the challenge finished, I missed reading her short stories.
Shortly after, I spotted an email from Debbie inviting me to review the book. It arrived just in time for the start of Euro 2016. It was as if she were psychic, as I had been pondering how I was going to keep myself busy. PERFECT!!
The book is based on the short stories released as part of the A to Z Challenge. Some stories are in their original form, some are expanded and some are new. Each has a recurring theme, ‘the dark side of human nature’.
I was quickly hooked by the book, captivated by the twisted minds of the characters, often wondering what would happen next.
The stories ended differently to how I expected, which I loved. Time and time again, my instinct was proven wrong, keeping me on the edge of my seat. In doing this, Debbie skilfully challenges our perceptions.
Once I started reading Twisted Tales, I didn’t want to put it down. I found the short stories easy to read and I tended to to read for longer. I would often think: “they are just short, I will quickly read the next one.”
Conclusion – Twisted Tales
I really enjoyed reading these captivating and nail-biting short stories. I would highly recommend Twisted Tales.
When you read the book – and I recommend that you do – look out for The Prediction and Jump. Both made me gasp.
“There is a dark streak in all of us, just waiting to come out” – Deborah Stansil
Twisted Tales is available from Amazon, to pick up a copy visit here.
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