Book Review: The Glass House Killer, Stories by Nick C. Roberts
|5 stars, 1 review|
Nick C. Robertsabout this book: These bite-sized stories are based on some of the characters and experiences I've encountered whilst living in England, Germany, Australia and Finland, four very different cultures. I enjoy people watching, and consider myself good at pinpointing their eccentricities and peculiarities. This proved useful in deciding on the characters I describe in this collection.
The stories focus mainly on the seldom-exposed dark underbelly of ordinary lives, the violence and raw emotion that lurks there.
In Forbidden Fruit, a bank official becomes infatuated with a much younger colleague, with disastrous results. In The Gig, two friends on drugs set out for a concert and get more than they bargained for. In the title story, The Glass House Killer, a young man on a trip overseas comes face to face with a serial killer in a deserted street.
In writing these stories, my aim is to entertain the reader, to draw him/her into the tales and to manipulate his/her emotions with the cast of my words.
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Excellent short storiesAn excellent addition to the Nick C. Roberts collection. From the short but sinister "Yesterday's news" to the lengthier stories full of doomed meetings of strangers, unrequited love and revenge, these thirteen new stories keep you spellbound. There's humour, too, in dark glimpses amongst the suspense, and one truly funny story (I won't spoil it by naming it). Again, the tales are set in different countries, both in the city and the countryside, all beautifully and believably described. A thoroughly enjoyable read! [by Mica]
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