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on May 02, 2013 :
This book has nine short stories and flash fiction that keeps you on the edge of your seat through out each story. The characters personality shines through. This is the perfect book for those who enjoy a little scare after dark. Personally I think it's the best time to read this book. A little thriller of a book. In some stories decisions have to be made of life and death. To find out if the right ones were made download this well written little gem to find out, I dare you! Mawh!! Thank you for sharing Dionne. I've read Dionne's books and will continue reading her books.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Nov. 01, 2012 :
This is an entertaining collection of stories, some more suspenseful and unexpected than others.
One of the standouts for me was 'An Awakening', with a woman contemplating whether she truly cares if her husband lives or dies. The indifference about a relationship that long ago settled into something between comfortable and dull is fascinating commentary on the state of many marriages.
Another standout was 'Amy'. This story explores the world of an abused teenage girl, offering a thought-provoking twist on her abuser and savior.
Many of these stories will make you stop and think. You might also find yourself looking differently at your neighbors and coworkers, and wondering how well you really know these people.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Sep. 18, 2012 :
"Dark Spaces" is an intriguing collection of short stories designed to make the reader uncomfortable. Some of the stories work particularly well, such as the flash piece "Timmy's Escape" which is deeply unsettling and manages to supplant chills under the skin in under 350 words. I expected more from a few of the stories, including the fairly predictable "Sarah's Story" about a woman contemplating her love for her child while watching a news report about a missing baby. However, I especially enjoyed "The Presentation", as well as "Breathe in Autumn", which I'm going to have trouble forgetting when I go for my next afternoon walk. Both of these were disturbing and disturbingly satisfying. Overall, Dionne Lister's writing is well paced and her plots are gripping. This anthology is worth the read, but don't read it at night.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on Aug. 15, 2012 :
Edge of your seat reading!
Dark Spaces, Dionne Lister's second publication, just proves she's an exceptionally versatile writer. Dark Spaces is exquisitely suspenseful, leaving the reader on the edge of their seat throughout the entire book. Lister humanizes her characters so completely that she causes the reader to feel exactly what the characters are feeling: fear, horror, depression, anguish. This is a collection every suspense genre fan should buy and read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)