Monday, April 26, 2021

Eye for an Eye by Stephanie Black - ADVISABLE

Eye for an Eye by Stephanie Black, 80 pages. Covenant Communications, 2021. $7.

Language: G (0 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: PG13; Violence: PG



Mallory finally feels like she’s getting her life back on track at 22yo: she has a job to pay for her freshman year at college while benefiting from cheap rent by living with her sister and brother-in-law. And then they accuse Mallory of using illegal drugs in their home. With everyone pointing fingers, Mallory worries that no one will believe her and that her life will end just as it was beginning.

Black hooks her readers early through her inexplicable way with words and then never lets up on the subtle wrongness that hints of what is lurking in the background. Mallory and the characters around her felt like real people, which made the suspicious activity even more nerve-wracking. Don’t be fooled by its length: this novella still includes all the excitement of a full-length thriller. The mature content rating is for a strong theme of drug use and abuse.

Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen 

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