Things in the Mirror by D.J. Shaw

Things in the Mirror - D.J. Shaw

Did your friends ever convince you to light some candles and stand in front of a bathroom mirror and chant Bloody Mary's name? That seems to be what triggered DJ Shaw's short story.

Although I like the concept, I think this story would have been better suited as a novella. I understand the need to tell the story - and back story - quickly, but I felt rushed. I wish the author would have lingered on the childhood events that lead up to the present. I think that would have added to the suspense.

While I predicted a slightly different ending, I was not disappointed. This isn't a fairy tale, and not all tales should have a happy ending.

I'm looking forward to reading more from DJ Shaw.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

 

[I originally reviewed this book in July 2014. I am in the process of transferring my blog contents.]