Monday, 24 December 2018

Betwixt by Evie Gaughan + #FreeBook

Betwixt by Evie Gaughan
Published by Little Bird Press in August 2015.

How I got this book:
Downloaded from Amazon

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

An atmospheric short story by bestselling author, Evie Gaughan.
Catherine returns to Hollowbrook Cottage on a cold November night, looking to escape her present life and lose herself in the past. However, her journey crosses the path of a mysterious stranger who will change her life forever.

This is a great little creepy story for Christmas Eve. It is just thirty-six pages long, but within those pages Gaughan creates a suitably tense atmosphere. There obviously isn't much space for characterisation, but I still felt I had plenty of detail with which to imagine Mrs Donnelly, Catherine, and the mysterious stranger. I loved Gaughan portrayal of the rainswept night through which Catherine drives and the damp little holiday cottage that is her destination. I already had a pretty good idea of the outline of Betwixt so its denouement wasn't a surprise to me, but I was impressed and captivated by how Gaughan took us there.

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  1. This sounds like a great short read. I think this is the perfect kind of thing to read when I am having a hard time deciding what to read next. Thanks for the recommendation.

    1. Yes, it's like a refreshing sorbet course in a long Christmas dinner!