Book Genre: Horror, Short Story, Fiction, Mystery
Book Series: N/A
Released: 4/2/17 by Monolith Press
Pages:40 Price: $5.00 e-book
Source: I own a copy of this book.
Jay Turner is a broken and lonely man who has been adrift since his brother’s murder when they were children. Now, after twenty years away, Jay has come back to his hometown of Garron, Ohio, to uncover the truth about his brother’s death.
Full disclosure time, I’m a Trekkie and a fan of Wil Wheaton. Mr. Wheaton mentioned this short story he wrote in a YouTube video the other day and being a bookish person decided I needed to check into it. I decided to buy a copy and went into reading it with great trepidation. I’m a fan but the book is not of a genre I typically enjoy.
Decided to dive in this afternoon and was pleasantly surprised. Mr. Wheaton has talent. Of course, he writes all the time on his website but crafting a story is different. But, he is a reader and they tend to make the best writers. I’m not going to lie though it was a little rough around the edges, but the story did reach out and grab me.
The characters were believable and the plot did have a couple of twists and turns that I did not see coming when I picked the book up. The ending was well done and brought the story around full circle. The parts that bothered me were mainly near the beginning and revolved around word choices and lines that I thought were not needed. It had a hesitant feeling in the first few pages like many new fiction authors who are trying to work out their style. Trying to find their groove.
Bottom line I liked it, quite a bit and look forward to reading more by Mr. Wheaton. I hope he continues to pursue writing because he has great potential. If you are interested in reading this short story I could only find it available on the author’s site here: wilwheatonbooks.com
My Rating: 4 Stars