- Strangers In The Night, by Louisa Mae
Strangers In The Night, by Louisa Mae
After rowing with his boyfriend and storming out of their home, this is the position Dale finds himself in. When a mysterious stranger offers him a lift into town, Dale thinks his luck is changing. The only problem is, everything comes with a price.
Is Dale prepared for the cost of a stranger's kindness, or will he risk being left alone, in the woods, late at night where anything could happen?
I’m-a jumping straight in here, and this review will NOT contain spoilers, so it may well be on the vague side, but if you read the book, you’ll see why!
Dale has a row with his boyfriend, and storms out. Then finds himself with a broken-down car, no phone, right in the middle of a snow storm. A kind passer by offers to take Dale back into town, but at what cost? Someone already went missing in these woods and Dale has a decision to make.
This is only short, approx 9600 words, some 30 minutes reading time for me and it packs quite the punch!
I started reading this in my lunch break on the hottest day EVER in the UK, and let me tell ya folks, that thermometer thingie went up another ten degrees at some points in the book! I mean, Ive tagged it as ‘fan yourself, it’s a hot one’ but I’m thinking a chuffing wind tunnel might have been the only thing to cool me down! Sexiest little book I’ve read in a very long time!
Only Dale has his say, in the first person. Now I know you’ve heard me say it often enough, and I WILL say it here, that I wanted to hear from that stranger who picks Dale up, because ya’ll know how much I love hearing from everyone.
Or at least I DID want to hear from him, right up to the point that Ms Mae pulls a BLINDER of a plot twist that I did NOT see coming at me till it slapped my upside the head with a wallop! I was eating soup for crying out loud, and I redecorated the lunch space with tomato soup when I read that bit!!
I mean, it just came out of nowhere, it really did and I am so bloody glad I got a chance to read this!
I don’t usually give such high star ratings to single person books, nor to such short ones, but this book needs it, it really does.
So, 5 full and shiny stars!!
And now I’m off to read about that missing guy in the woods!
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