This short story - I read it in less than an hour - describes the thoughts and feelings of June Connor, who is dying of cancer, during the last hours of her life.
There have been a couple of significant incidences in her life involving her husband, Richard, and their daughter, Grace.
By the time I had read about a third of the story, I felt it was just so depressing I wondered why I was bothering to read it. However, I don't like to leave anything unfinished and I had previously enjoyed work by this author - especially Broken
- so continued on.
The story did then begin to draw me in and I became intrigued as to the direction it was going to follow.
It certainly has a sting in its tail and I felt the final paragraphs were very cleverly handled.
The story was skillfully crafted and showcases the author's abilities. It should prove a good taster as it displays how an accomplished writer is able to draw even a reticent reader under her spell.
I have pre-ordered Karin's latest offering Fallen
due for release in July so did not read the extract included with the download. As mentioned above, I have already read Broken. I'm not sure how much benefit is gained by including these extracts as Kindle owners can download samples anyway.