else fled scotland to try to start a new life after a childhood filled with bullying and secrets and shame. after seven years away, she has returned home because her mother is dying. as a welcome back gift, her worst tormentor gives her the exact copy of the book that prompted her to flee to begin with. now, else must deal with her mother’s death while trying to navigate the murky waters of her childhood.
every seven years is an e-book short story in the bibliomysteries series. it’s well written and denise mina plunges the reader into else’s story giving them no chance to take a breath before going under. the story is fast-paced and wastes no time with trivialities. the end is not predictable and i only wish that the story had been longer.
three out of five stars