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Publisher's Summary

A riveting compilation of surreal, supernatural and mysterious tales.

Seven compelling stories of obsession, loss, redemption and hope are brought together in this unsettling and original anthology. From ethereal speculation to rekindling forgotten love, these beautifully crafted tales explore human nature in all its diversity. Sometimes disturbing, sometimes inspirational, they all have a metaphorical richness that will take you into an uncanny world that straddles the line between the real and the imagined.

"Scarecrow":

The rain had stopped and the sky was clear. The moon shone bright and made drops of water that clung onto the cobwebs shimmer like diamonds. To Katy they looked like necklaces left out to dry by ghosts.

"Daub":

The nightlight on the bedside table cast elongated shadows across the floor. The dark lines crawled along the skirting boards and up the walls like dirty fingers groping for something clean.

"Rousseau's Suburban Jungle":

Esther drew a tree with bright green leaves that curled up and around the canvas snake-like and cruel. She gave it a head, red eyes and ivory fangs, its mouth open, ready to bite anyone who came too close.

If you enjoy authors such as Haruki Murakami, Angela Carter, H.P. Lovecraft and M.R. James, then this anthology is for you.

©2013 Nicola McDonagh (P)2016 Nicola McDonagh

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A couple hours of entertainment

Glimmer is filled with several short stories. Some I enjoyed more than others. My favorite was about a young girl who escaped her family and ended up at an old man's cottage. He took her in for the night but things were not to be.

Each story was a bit suspenseful and the writing had an easy flow and pace to it. A few stories seemed as though they were unfinished or pieces the author stuck in the book. Others were developed and quite intriguing. I was really impressed with the narration. The author does it herself and extremely well. I wondered while listening if she was a narrator first.

Overall a decent listen!