Fan of the supernatural? Then read on. This is a great little short story you will love.
Dead Over Heels by Theresa Braun tells the story of Veronica and Sebastian’s new and exciting relationship. After meeting on an online dating website and enjoying a first date at a spooky restaurant, they become intertwined for life. How? They are visited by ghosts from their past who bring with them a shocking secret.
This story spooked me out as I was reading it. The storyline was well written using simple language and easy to follow, but there was something about how Braun writes that gave me goosebumps. I can’t put my finger on exactly what it was but I think it was how the setting was provided; it made me feel like I was right there also watching those ghosts.
At just 38 pages long, one would expect there to be very little space for exploration. However, the story wasn’t rushed at all and the novella felt longer than it was. There was even enough time to add a twist in the middle, which I certainly didn’t see coming. In terms of character creation, we pretty much learn everything about Veronica and Sebastian at the start, but they are developed enough that they become attractive to the reader and we begin to have a sense of sympathy toward them.
It is hard to please readers with a short story and, for me, ‘the bigger the better’ is the case when it comes to the length of a book. But, this absolutely won me over. Braun has peaked my interest further in short stories but, even more so, in her work. I can’t wait to see what she comes out with next!
This book was sent to me in exchange for an honest review.