A really good short story about a murder, through the mind of the detective investigating it.
It’s written in a kind of freeze frame style, like each paragraph is describing an image, a feeling, a thought. Each a separate entity, pieces in the puzzle. A little strange at first as it’s different from the normal narrative flow we get so used to expecting, but once you get used to it it really works.
This is my first read of Janita’s work and i have to say that i like it and i’m looking forward to reading more.
Also available in the ‘2054’ anthology.
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It got thrown into my path somewhere along the way and i couldn’t resist that cover. So i had a look at what it was about and just had to buy it.
12 writers writing 12 stories over 2382 pages is good value for 99p, but the catch is that they’re all prequels or, first books in, a series. But that’s not too bad as it gives me a cheap way of trying out a few writers that maybe i wouldn’t have done and you never know what you may find. ‘The Given’ is certainly a gem and i’m really enjoying that series immensely.
Sadly, i don’t think it’s available any more.