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Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Strangers Waiting by Sally Spedding

Strangers Waiting written by Sally Spedding and published by the wonderful world of bluechrome.

I was hoping to enjoy this crime mystery novel and wasn't disappointed. It is filled with short stories that are mysterious, alluring, enchanting.

Dechets sets the tone for the book, luring the reader in and leaving you longing for more, which are then delivered in a succession of several delightful stories. Strangers Waiting was full on scary, heart in my mouth, edge of my seat, full of suspense type of scary. Minstrel Boy left me with an aftertaste of sadness. I became so engrossed in Sword Lillies that I was somewhat snappish when interrupted while reading. Reserve de Chasse, was eerie enough to have me fighting the urge to look over my shoulder. Blackthorn days, is extremely clever and thoroughly satisfying. Downtime was very plausible and all the more frightening because of that. Mares perfectly depicts the lure of herd mentality. Clan was a splendid finish for this eclectic mix.

This slim volume is the perfect size to enjoy in its entirety during a decadent duvet day. Follow the links at the top of the post to indulge yourself with this calorie free Halloween treat.


Maddy said...

I'm always up for whodunnits, definitely my favourite. I'd love a duvet day, or even a duvet hour come to think of it, but since it's a slim volume it will probably fit just nicely into a handbag for pauses and waiting times.

DJ Kirkby said...

'Pauses and waiting times', what a great way to phrase that. Yes, you are quite right, it does just that.

Ashley Ladd said...

Sounds like a great book and nice review. Lots of times I only have dribs and drabs of time so it sounds perfect.

SueG said...

This has been sitting in my "to be read" pile for too long. I'm now definitely going to hoist it to the top -- and just in time for Halloween. Thanks!

Megan said...

A wonderful review, it's on my wishlist now. I'm very convinced ( :

DJ Kirkby said...

Hi Ashley
This book is full of short story triumphs. I am so envious of her Sally's skill.

Hi Sue
I think you will really enjoy this book.

Hi Megan
I didn't know you read this blog. Let me know what you thought of Sally's book.