Afternoon lovelies.  I hope you’ve all had a fantastic Christmas/holiday time and are keeping well and safe.  It was definitely different to normal but I’m just grateful my friends and family are all ok.  Today I’ve got a review for you of It Will Be Quick by Karl Drinkwater – a collection of 16 short stories where the ultimate decision made will change lives forever……

about it will be quick

A single decision can save – or ruin – a life.

An opportunistic baby theft by a young woman in pain. Two strangers shipwrecked on a lifeless rock, unable to speak the same language. An isolated cycling holiday descends into terror. One woman seeks the courage to destroy her life. A miracle unites a community, and teenagers take a stand against hypocrisy.

Karl Drinkwater presents characters to root for – and characters to dread – in sixteen tales of humanity, endurance, and spirit.

Published by: Organic Apocalypse (1 Nov. 2020)

Formats available: Paperback & eBook.

Purchase links: Amazon UK ~ Amazon US

my thoughts

This collection of short stories has something for everyone.  The 16 stories are random and cover different genres, but are linked by the fact that each one involves a decision….a decision that can change lives.

This book showcases Karl’s talent of being able to write in different styles across the different genres.  There’s stories of kidnap, grief, sacrifice, narcissism, love, death, loss, murder, being stranded, annoying computer systems and more…..

My top three were: Recalling the Boy – a moving story of family, love and memories; How I Wonder What You Are – a thrilling story that had me on the edge of my seat and with the most unexpected ending; and The Potential – a heartbreaking tale that turns into something beautiful.  Each story will bring out different emotions.  Some are a few pages long, others enough pages for you to really get deep into the story and one of the best things were the unexpected twists throughout.

Each story is told in a completely different way so you’re bound to find something that sits well with you.  The way Cry, Wolf was told was unlike anything I’ve read before – told in the first person, it’s only the characters side of a number of conversations, which feels strange but really interesting!

Overall, this brings you some fab, twisty and dark stories (in places) that will have you on the edge of your seat, others will make you sad, and others will get you thinking.  Perfect for those that don’t have much time to read, you can pick it up and grab a short story whenever you have  a little gap in your day.  It will also give you the chance to jump into a few different genres!  Recommended by me.



about Karl Drinkwater

Karl Drinkwater is originally from Manchester but lived in Wales for twenty years, and now calls Scotland his home. He’s a full-time author, edits fiction for other writers, and was a professional librarian for over twenty-five years. He has degrees in English, Classics, and Information Science.

He writes in multiple genres: his aim is always just to tell a good story. Among his books you’ll find elements of literary and contemporary fiction, gritty urban, horror, suspense, paranormal, thriller, sci-fi, romance, social commentary, and more. The end result is interesting and authentic characters, clever and compelling plots, and believable worlds.

When he isn’t writing he loves exercise, guitars, computer and board games, the natural environment, animals, social justice, cake, and zombies. Not necessarily in that order.

Where to find Karl online: Facebook ~ Twitter ~ Instagram ~ Goodreads ~ Website

Thanks so much to Karl for gifting me with a copy of the book.  All views and opinions are my own.

Have a wonderful few days – 2020 is nearly at an end….hold in their lovelies!

Chelle x

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