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.