Zenith Man by Jennifer Haigh
ebook, 23 pages
Expected publication: December 19th 2019 by Amazon Original Stories
About the Book:
Whatever had been going on behind the closed doors of the shuttered old house, the couple who lived there kept it to themselves. Among the locals, there’s only chilling speculation. Neighbors are shocked when Harold Pardee reports his wife dead. No one even knew the eccentric TV repairman was married. Within hours, horrible rumors spread about what that poor woman must have endured for thirty years. Until the Pardees’ carefully guarded world is exposed. New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Haigh delivers an endearing short story about our misguided perception of strangers, the nature of love, and the need for secrets.
The story has an interesting little plot, but not much character development or interaction due to the length of the short story. However, Ms. Haigh does a good job of getting you interested in the character - this really could have been the outline of a full-length novel.
I found the writing to be interesting and crisp. I felt the author told this story the best that she could, within the structure and limitations of a short story. The author got across a good amount of information, both through direct exposition and implication.
Thank you NetGalley, Jennifer Haigh and Amazon Original Stories for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.
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