Book Review: Sticky Fingers 2 by J.T. Lawrence

Posted October 15, 2018 by lomeraniel in Audiobooks, Fiction, Review, Short Stories / 0 Comments

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Book Review: Sticky Fingers 2 by J.T. LawrenceSticky Fingers 2: Another 12 Short Stories by J.T. Lawrence
Narrator: Roshina Ratnam
Series: Sticky Fingers #2
Published by Fire Finch Press on 23-08-18
Genres: Fiction, Short Stories
Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
Format: Audiobook
Source: Author
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Overal Rating: five-stars

Diverse, dark-humoured, and deliciously bite-sized, this compelling collection of 12 short stories by JT Lawrence include:

GATSBY'S DOUBLE

An artist's Pomeranian has been replaced by an imposter.

COURT, MARRY, KILL

Whose body ends up being unzipped by fish on the ocean floor?

ROCKABYE BABY

A female-only cult has a very dark side.

HE DID IT

A detective relies on his gut (and his hallucinations) to help him solve murder cases.

THE BRAIN BLEACHER

He can remove your pain by hacking your memory, but his own suffering is here to stay.

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"Lawrence makes every word count, telling each story with elegance and emotional punch." - Patsy Hennessey

"Each story is masterfully constructed ... Humorous, touching, creepy, but most of all entertaining, this collection is superb." - Tracy Michelle Anderson

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If you're a fan of Roald Dahl or Gillian Flynn you'll love this collection of unsettling stories with a twist in the tale. Get it now.

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I’m not a short story kind of reader, but after loving the first book I needed to listen to the second part, and I have to say that I love it as much as the first book. Janita surprises us again with an explosion of creativity, charismatic characters, and very special plots.

Some stories are an answer to stories in the first book. I enjoyed meeting the hotel reviewer again, and also the detective with his imaginary friend. Rockabye Baby reminded me a lot of the world in When Tomorrow Calls, and The Brain Bleacher could just be the gist of a greater story. These twelve stories tickled my imagination like sparks on a dark night.

This time it’s Roshina Ratnam who narrates the book. I like the previous narrator, but meeting Ratnam again was a pleasant surprise. She is also the narrator of the When Tomorrow Calls series, and I have to say that I love her powerful style. She transports the listener to far away worlds and traps you with her distinctive voice. Her character interpretations are top notch, and especially enjoyed how she pronounced ‘kakkerlak’. I speak a bit of Dutch, so it’s always nice how Dutch words are pronounced in other parts of the world.

There is yet another book with twelve more short stories. I’m impatient to listen to those.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Story (Plot)
five-stars
Narration
five-stars
Overall: five-stars
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