This will be a short review. To sum up this little gothic horror novelette in one word, it’s truly a macabre. If you know me by now, you will know that I rated my novellas quite critically, in fact there are only three novellas that I’ve read up to this day which received a 4 or bigger rating from me. Those novellas are Secret History, Emperor’s Soul and Edgedancer, all written by Brandon Sanderson, Laura's little story is the newest addition to that list.
I will not talk about the plot at all, this book is short enough already, you can read it in an hour. All you have to know is that for its short length, Laura has managed to tell an evocative story with her wonderful prose. She really has a way with words, every setting and the plot she weaved felt vivid and memorable.
“Words have power. Words hold painful truths and delicious lies. Just one word can stir up a hundred memories and a thousand feelings so that you can be hurt by a word or killed by a sentence.”
By the end of this little story, the first thing that came to my mind is that Laura Hughes seriously need to write more books, this is a wonderful novella that I'll recommend for everyone who's looking for a great short read.