Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Is Amy Cross Losing Her Touch?

I have loved many stories by Amy Cross. I even interviewed her at the Lair. However, her latest work has been falling short of the expectations I have for Miss Cross.

The Lighthouse is not as thrilling as some of her other work, but I loved the twist towards the end (good enough for four stars). Unfortunately, the story jumps back and forth in time quite a bit, and I thought it did more harm than good to the pace of the novella. I think the story should have been told in chronological order, period. The flashback style didn't add anything extra to the suspense - it was more annoying than anything.

<a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018PN1XJ0/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B018PN1XJ0&linkCode=as2&tag=piravszomb-20&linkId=4K2H4DZZTD52W3D3">The Cabin</a><img src="http://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=piravszomb-20&l=as2&o=1&a=B018PN1XJ0" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" />The Cabin begins three years previous, with a great prologue hook. However, the story tended to be predictable. I did enjoy the paranormal element, but this is not the author's best work. I think Cross relies too much on graphic violence to propel the story. The ending was the only real surprise.

I hope this is just a phase and Amy Cross returns to excellent storytelling that made me a fan in the first place.

As always,

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