“The Affair” (a short story) by Emma Kavanagh – Book Review @EmmaLK #ShortStory

A couple have been found dead in their living room.
Was it a simple domestic misunderstanding or is there more to it than meets the eye…?

This Kindle freebie short story introduces journalist Charlie (Charlotte) Solomon who works for the Swansea Times.

It is touted as being a prequel of sorts to Emma Kavanagh’s novel “Hidden“, but as a fan of short stories, I have to say that it was very enjoyable in its own right and could stand alone on its merits.

We meet Charlie while she is standing outside a house where a married couple have been found dead. This is one of Swansea’s less savory neighbourhoods. Curious neighbours and thrill seekers are standing outside the house along with Charlie. Eager to get a ‘scoop’, she curiously observes the crowd… then the rain starts to pour in earnest…

In just 28 pages the author sets an easily imagined scene, which turns quite chilling on the final page.

Highly recommended to those who enjoy crime fiction in the short story form. It is still available for free on Kindle and Kobo, so why not give it a read?


Emma Kavanagh was born in Wales in 1978 and currently lives in South Wales with her husband and their one year old son. She trained as a psychologist and after leaving university, started her own business as a psychology consultant, specialising in human performance in extreme situations. For seven years she provided training and consultation for police forces and NATO and military personnel throughout the UK and Europe.

Follow Emma Kavanagh 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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14 Responses to “The Affair” (a short story) by Emma Kavanagh – Book Review @EmmaLK #ShortStory

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  2. Carla says:

    Sounds like a great short story to introduce this series. Thanks, Lynne.

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  3. Carlissa says:

    Doesn’t seem to be available in the U.S. – oh well, maybe next time.

    Like

  4. Pink Roses says:

    Thanks for the post, Fictionophile – I’m going to download this story.

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  5. Martie says:

    I like shorts too.

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  6. Fab review Lynne, I just downloaded!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Carol says:

    A short story is a nice break!

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