Carly has been through a horrendous ordeal; her cousin disappeared, then her family were murdered in front of her.
She tells the police that James Andres had been stalking her, then he killed her family and kidnapped her, and that she has killed him. However, she refuses to reveal where the body is.
Once in custody, Carly agrees to a meeting with a female reporter, Vanessa St John. Carly insists she tells the whole story in her words. She talks about the dog and the box, but where are the dog and the box now?
Vanessa St John appears to have her own agenda as the tension builds in both of the women seated opposite each other, over a small metal table.
Five Star Review on Amazon By D. A. Channing
This is a Mystery and a Psychological Thriller, though the action is related through dialogue. It deals with issues of abuse, stalking and some of the worst nutters in modern society.
One of the things I like about this author is that she always puts information in the back for people who may have dealt with real life issues of the nature depicted in what is undeniably a disturbing story.
The story unfolds in layers. Carley is in a police station being interviewed by a journalist, though we quickly learn that she was the victim in the scenario we begin to learn about. It’s a short story, yet there are many layers and I found myself trying to work out details before they were revealed. It’s very artfully done. Even when something begins to feel like there’s something not quite what it seems, it wasn’t obvious exactly what’s out of place.
This is a dark one with some potentially upsetting situations. All the worse for feeling too close to real things that could happen.
The twist at the end was brilliant. Though I could guess some things by then, there were some surprises to be had. The narrative had me engrossed throughout and was so well done that it earned that elusive fifth star that I give to very few books.
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