Double-take Tales by Donna Brown
I recently ran across a smart little e-book consisting of three short stories, and I must say, the title intrigued me. However, I’m such a picky reader that I wasn’t sure if the stories would hold my interest. I’m happy to report that I was pleasantly surprised.
From the author:Publication Date: October 1, 2011Three dark, sardonic short stories that will have you expecting the unexpected:In “Poison,” a psychologically abused wife discovers that her husband’s nut allergy may be the solution to all her problems.In “Round Trip,” a five pound note passes through desperate hands, greedy hands and tired hands before coming full circle…accompanied by a big surprise.
In “Ç’est La Vie,” the police bungle a murder investigation under the watchful eye of someone uncomfortably close to the killing.
- These short stories are a good read.
- If you’re looking for a good story, but you don’t want to delve into a 500 page novel, this is for you.
- An easy read: No long and overly involved details or descriptions to weigh you down.
- The reader is immediately familiar with, or in tune with, the characters.
- Each story is told well, and flows easily from beginning to end.
- Quite interesting: You want to know what happens next.
- The endings just might surprise you.
Unfortunately for me, I (involuntarily) tend to figure out the ending midway through almost every book I read. I enjoy knowing I was right when I get to the end, but I also really love a good surprise ending. With these short stories, I intentionally tried to NOT do that. I just wanted to enjoy the stories, and I’m happy to say that I did.
All three stories were good, but I must admit that Ç’est La Vie was my favorite. I love stories that end with a twist, and this one fell in line with some of my favorite reads.
If you’re not a short story reader, consider giving this collection a try. I usually read the typical-length novels, but every now and then, I love to curl up with a good short story. You know… no long commitments! 🙂
Would I recommend this book? Yes, I would. These stories are not too deep or complicated, but they are human and contain interesting twists. They were a nice change of pace, and I look forward to reading more from this author.
Available formats: Kindle (.azw & .mobi) — This is currently only available in the Kindle version.
Thanks for reading!