Book Review: Sticky Fingers: The Complete Box Set Collection by J.T. Lawrence

Posted October 20, 2018 by lomeraniel in Audiobooks, Fiction, Review, Short Stories / 0 Comments

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Book Review: Sticky Fingers: The Complete Box Set Collection by J.T. LawrenceSticky Fingers: 36 Deliciously Twisted Short Stories: The Complete Box Set Collection by J.T. Lawrence
Narrator: Bianca Flanders, Roshina Ratnam
Series: Sticky Fingers
Published by Fire Finch Press on 05-10-18
Genres: Fiction, Short Stories
Length: 14 hrs and 19 mins
Format: Audiobook
Source: Author
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Overal Rating: five-stars

Diverse, dark-humored, and deliciously bite-sized, this compelling collection of 36 short stories by JT Lawrence include:


A suicidal baby knows he was born into the wrong life. He has to get creative to correct the mistake, much to his mother's horror.

The Itch

An intense, uncontrollable, unexplainable itch lands the protagonist in a mental institution.

The Unsuspecting Gold-Digger

A woman gradually poisons her husband so that she doesn't have to break his heart.

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An artist’s Pomeranian has been replaced by an imposter.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

The Brain Bleacher

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

The Children in the Walls

The storm tried to keep her out of the house; she should have listened.

Death is a Woman in a Blue Dress

What happens if you let Death in the front door?


A viking is called to fulfill his bloody destiny despite his desire to stay home with his love.

Blackwater Estuary

Witch panic spreads like wildfire in this poignant tale of a midwife accused of saving a baby.​

Perky Pilgrim

Jeffrey Sacks is back, and this time he's taking no prisoners.


"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


If you're a fan of Roald Dahl or Gillian Flynn you'll love these unsettling stories with a twist in the tale.

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I avoid short stories compilations like the plague, but I absolutely love J.T. Lawrence writing, so much that her stories trapped me in a way that I could stop listening to this audiobook.

This is a compilation of 36 short stories, which were originally published in 3 books. Some stories are recurrent, and we revisit the same characters in a different point of the story. There is quite a variety of genres mixed here: from epistolary to historical fiction, with some horror, fantasy, science-fiction, dystopian, and other stories that is difficult to frame under just one genre. Janita has achieved what no one has done before: keeping me on the edge of my seat for a complete book of short stories.

What I liked from these stories is that they are clever, imaginative, and many have a feminist touch, something that we don’t see a lot in literature. The stories are vivid, and there is an important sensory factor that brings it closer to the reader, making connecting with the characters easy, even when what we see sometimes is the ugly side of people, that side we all have, and that Janita likes to explore and crush us with it.

The first book is narrated by Bianca Flanders, while Rosina Ratnam narrates the second and third parts. Both women did a wonderful job transmitting the characters emotions and delivering a gripping narration. Janita’s book was already very good, but thanks to these narrations, it became excellent.

This is a must-read for J.T. Lawrence fans. I just can’t have enough of her stories!

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.
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Overall: five-stars