This story immediately pulled me in. The voice felt genuine. The pacing was quick - each little moment touching, revealing, and oh so tragic. This may have been a work of fiction, but there is so much truth here. And the truth is terrifying.
Numerous times I felt my heart rate quicken, the terror palpable. It’s often difficult for mere words to achieve this effect, so I was impressed.
Toward the end, there was a specific moment I actually covered my mouth as I read. Not because it was scary but because it was sad and unexpected. You’ll see what I mean when you get there.
There were several beautifully worded sentences and passages that really made this story shine. Some scenes may have been simple in nature, but they were deep in emotion and made it all the more real in my mind.