Book Review: Unknown Sender by Ryan Lanz

Unknown Sender Format: E-Book

Pages:  25 pages

Publisher: Applebury Press

Published: June 5, 2015

Genre: Mystery & Thriller


Jessica’s world revolves around studying at college and affording prepackaged meals, which leaves little time for socializing. In fact, she is quite content without being noticed, which only makes the attention of a mystery texter all the more unwanted.

She isn’t unfamiliar with strange advances, but this is something entirely different. This person knows things about her. Things beyond just an average stalker.

Even after all that, Jessica would be much more content to forget than discover who is chasing her, electronically or otherwise. Eventually, she finds out that she can’t outrun her past.” 

The plot was intriguing and I was immediately hooked when I started reading it. I love the twist towards the end. Even though with clues here and there, I had an inkling where the story was headed. But figuring it out didn’t stop me from being surprised at the revelation towards the end. Finishing it. I received an unsettling feeling, a feeling I haven’t felt since The Lottery  by Shirley Jackson.

The writing was great. You can just feel the tension and the angst “in the air”, so to speak. The author could have developed the characters and the plot even more but, in my opinion, that was the author’s intention. Little development goes a long way. With it, you would have been told too much about the characters and the shocking ending wouldn’t be as effective.

A great, suspenseful, short read that fits in perfectly  between those long novels we continuously love to pick. I’ll just say I’ll definitely be rereading this when Halloween rolls around.

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 stars.

Note: I received this free copy from the author for an honest review.

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Published by karma2015

I was born and raised in New York. I still live in New York but kind of sick of the city and one day I wish to move to the UK.I have a Masters degree in Library Science and I currently work in a special collections library. I loved books ever since I was a little girl. Through the hard times in my life, my love for books has always gotten me through. Just entering another world different from my own intrigues me. As long as I am entering in another universe, I like to create my own as well. I love to write and hopefully I will be able to complete a novel.

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