Coffee (a short story)

Rated 3.75/5 based on 4 reviews
It's 9 o'clock.
Time for coffee.
Every day, I visit the same diner.
Every day, I see the same people.
Except today.
Today, something is very, very wrong.
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Words: 2,440
Language: Commonwealth English
ISBN: 9781301551545
About Alex Tanner

Alex Tanner is a new author currently living in the West Midlands. Paradise Incoming, released 1st December 2013, is her debut novel.

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Review by: missread59 on Oct. 22, 2013 :
Nice quick read with nicely drawn paranoid main character
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Review by: R.P. McQuillan on Oct. 16, 2013 :
I think this author definitely has potential. Having said that I found the story fairly average. It was a promising idea and fairly well thought through but it didn't quite work for me. Having said that it has its moments and some of the prose is very good. I definitely think this author can do better which is why I've taken the time to write this review. Will look to read other work by this author in the future.
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Review by: Ashley Chappell on Oct. 14, 2013 :
Brilliant! I started reading Coffee and was instantly drawn in by the tone of the writing. A line in the very first paragraph describing the endless crime show spinoffs told me I was going to love the whole story: "It's like watching one long stream of suits nodding furtively at one another." YES!

This story felt like a modern day noir with a definite Hitchcock twist - you can feel the paranoia of the MC grow with every paragraph and I love the writer's decision to leave the MC unnamed. It somehow puts the reader more firmly in the driver's seat, and when the destination is a a psychological trip like this one that is always a win :-)
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Review by: L on Oct. 13, 2013 :
Riveting read from up and coming author.

Having read a variety of novels and short stories, some authors struggle to engage the reader continuously. Alex Tanner on the other hand has packed every page full of suspense, right up to the final word.

I look forward to reading the debut novel in December!
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