Dark Spaces

Rated 4.80/5 based on 5 reviews
This collection of suspenseful short stories and flash fiction delves into the dark spaces we can be pulled into. Full of suspense and emotion, this book will drag you into the world of the characters. Be prepared to grip your seat and shed some tears. More

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Words: 10,230
Language: English
ISBN: 9780987307835
About Dionne Lister

I love writing and sharing my stories but I wish they wouldn't keep me awake at night.

I'm from Sydney and when I'm not writing I'm tweeting, reading or doing sporty stuff.

I've been named by iBooks as "One of 10 emerging fantasy authors you must read." Shadows of the Realm, the first fantasy novel in my Circle of Talia series, has been number one in it's genre categories on Amazon and iBooks, reaching number 1 overall on iBooks Australia. The series is complete with A Time of Darkness and Realm of Blood and Fire.

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Review by: Charity Parkerson on May 23, 2013 :
A collection of horror shorts:

Breathe in Autumn
An Awakening
An Outback Lament
Sarah's Story
The Presentation
Timmy's Escape
Heart of an Angel
Climbing Everest

My favorite was Timmy's escape. It gave me chills. This was a quick read but I don't recommend that you read them before bed time or before going anywhere alone. I will definitely be making sure that my car doors
are locked the next time I go out. I don't think I'll ever get in my car without looking in the backseat first, again.

I won this book in a giveaway and I'm so glad that I did. If you enjoy creepy stories then give Dark Spaces a shot.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Kim Stapf 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)

Review by: Darcia Helle 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)

Review by: Holly Kench 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)

Review by: Amber Jerome~Norrgard 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)

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