Unspoken by Kerrigan Byrne
Warning: This is a novella, not a novel. It’s total length is about 60 pages give or take a few.
I’ll admit I normally read the book blurb as well as others’ reviews before I go and decide to read a book. That doesn’t mean I won’t read it at all though. That was the case for this book. I saw a number of poor reviews; many citing extreme erotica and redundant sex scenes. They may have been talking about the trilogy as a whole or maybe not. Who knows. I do know that there were no explicit sex scenes. I have read a lot of erotica and this was not erotica. It did showcase a very touching sexual scene but the words were not vulgar and the scene not explicit. It was written with good taste IMO and I wanted to clarify with the people who are reading those reviews that the truth of the matter was: 2 sex scenes and nothing lewd.
Alrighty..on with the review. For it being a novella, I strongly feel the story was written very well. You would not imagine how complicated it can be to write a thorough and entertaining short story or/and novella. The tension in this book was captivating and moved the story onward. Evelyn’s ability to see the future, and in this story seeing the death of a man and then fearing the death, and then trying earnestly to prevent that death all in 60 short pages…that’s pretty impressive.I do believe there is a fine line where this should stay a novella and where it would have been a nice novel. That’s a promising comment regarding a story.
My personal verdict: 9/10