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The Leak of Madness by Alice J. Black
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really liked it
bookshelves: read-in-2018, fantasy, paranormal

I've gotta say, I wasn't sure what to expect with a book so short, but I'm impressed. This short novella packed a punch in under 100 pages.

The entirety of this story takes place over less than 24 hours. Peyton, who relies on alcohol to suppress the ghost voices she hears, attends a wedding with her friend who asks her to refrain from alcohol for this event. Of course the friend doesn't know why she drinks, so here is the issue of the night: without alcohol, she's forced to face these voices.

Peyton is a flawed, but likeable, character. It only takes a few pages to get to understand her and sympathize for her. There were some things that felt pretty rushed and could've been drawn out more, but hey, it was paced pretty good for the amount of pages it used.

The story gives us enough detail but keeps the plot from getting too convuluted for a novella; it's the perfect amount of detail to intrigue readers and keep them wanting more.

I enjoyed Black's writing and I'll definitely keep an eye out for what other ghostly stories she comes out with.

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Reading Progress

February 16, 2018 – Shelved
February 16, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
March 15, 2018 – Started Reading
March 16, 2018 – Shelved as: read-in-2018
March 16, 2018 – Shelved as: fantasy
March 16, 2018 – Shelved as: paranormal
March 16, 2018 – Finished Reading

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