Each story is unique and well crafted. Such dark tales indeed which are a contrast to the Author's usual genre of children's books, which serves to illustrate her versatility when it comes to writing. The first tale, "Ante Mortem," is intriguing and is crafted with figurative, poetic language which flows beautifully. This is the work of an accomplished writer, one with true knowledge of the craft and it was a pleasure to read.
"Til Death Do Us Part," is a poignant, emotive short story with a very sad twist in the tale. I almost felt as if the words themselves were drawing me in and binding me to each and every syllable.
All in all, Helen Laycock has a great collection of short stories that are well written and enjoyable.