“The Lynmouth Stories” by L.V. Hay – Book Review

It takes talent to leave a lasting impression in a short story format. These three short stories are expertly wrought, with vivid settings and even more vivid characterization. All featuring female protagonists, the stories are dark in nature, though not really ‘thrillers’ as such.

My favourite of the three was “In Hell and High Water“. I loved the way the protagonist achieved justice without really instigating it herself.

The darkest of the stories was “Killing me Softly“. The deeply depressed protagonist is literally courting death.

The only story that I was less than completely satisfied with was “In Plain Sight“. The title was perfect for the story, the characters were wonderful, yet the ending was too ambiguous for my personal liking.

All in all, a great, though small collection of short stories that will leave you wanting more. Now I’m eager to try out one of the author’s full length novels. Highly recommended!

Thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources who hosted this one day blog blitz to introduce readers to this talented author.

Lucy V. Hay is an author and script editor, living in Devon with her husband, three children and six cats. She is the associate producer of Brit Thrillers DEVIATION (2012) and ASSASSIN (2015), both starring Danny Dyer. Lucy is also head reader for The London Screenwriters’ Festival. Lucy is also an author, writing both screenwriting books and crime fiction. Check out her website.

Follow Lucy Hay on Twitter.

About Fictionophile

Fiction reviewer ; Goodreads librarian. Retired library cataloger - more time to read! Loves books, gardening, and red wine. I have been a reviewer member of NetGalley since October 2013. I review titles offered by Edelweiss, and participate in blog tours with TLC Book Tours.
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9 Responses to “The Lynmouth Stories” by L.V. Hay – Book Review

  1. i like getting into short stories sometimes–helps get me thru the really long ones!

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  2. Martie says:

    Sounds good. I enjoy short stories and a well written dark tale. Thanks for posting.

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  3. Excellent review. 🙂 A “short” short-story collection that impressed you enough to rate it a 4.5/5 must be good. Thanks for sharing!

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