Format Read: eBook
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Horror, Fiction
Publication Date: 29th September 2022
Synopsis/Blurb (Taken from Goodreads):
“A creak of the floorboard, a shiver down your spine, the feeling that you’re not alone…
Join a group of survivors who wash up on a deserted island only to make a horrifying discovery. Meet a cold-hearted killer who befriends a strange young girl at a motorway service station. Travel along eerie country lanes in a world gone dark, enter a block of flats with the most monstrous of occupants and accompany a ruthless estate agent on a house sale that goes apocalyptically wrong.”
I’m a huge fan of C.J. Tudor and to date have read all her novels, and although short stories aren’t something I tend to pick up often, but I knew I had to request this one. And I’m so glad I did, as I enjoyed these very much. Yes I enjoyed more than others but there were definitely none that I didn’t.
A Sliver of Darkness is a collection of 11 short stories that are all well written with twisty and unique plots. When it comes to short stories I always feel that the endings are rushed and left unfinished. However, C.J.Tudor does a very good job of tying things up. Yes, some of the stories are left open but they are left open in a satisfying way.
Again unlike other short stories I’ve read these short stories start with a brief explanation as to what inspired the particular story. I know some authors include these at the end of the book but I definitely prefered them at the beginning. I’m not going to go into detail about the individual stories as I feel it would lead to spoilers but I have given my rating for each book below.
- End of the liner 💙💙💙💙
- The Block 💙💙💙💙
- Runaway Blues 💙💙💙💙
- The Completion 💙💙💙
- The Lion at the Gate 💙💙💙 1/2
- Gloria 💙💙💙
- I’m Not Ted 💙💙💙💙
- The Copy Shop 💙💙💙💙 1/2
- Final Course 💙💙💙💙💙
- Dust 💙💙💙💙
- Butterfly Island 💙💙💙💙
Overall a great read!! If you’re a fan of short stories and enjoy genres such as mystery, thrillers or horror then A Sliver of Darkness is definitely a book to pick up.
I can’t wait to see what C.J. Tudor has up her sleeve with the next book The Drift!!
I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher Michael Joseph for my eARC in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
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