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.