Sunday, January 17, 2016

137 Owens Street Review

137 Owens Street    

Author: DC Juris
Publisher: Torquere
American release date: December 14, 2015
Format/Genre/Length: E-book/M/M Mystery/Romance/54 pages
Overall Personal Rating: ★★★

Matthew wonders if he’s losing his mind. He’s remembering things that can’t have happened, remembers objects that aren’t there, but surely should be. The things his wife tells him make no sense, and even the concept of wife feels wrong to him.

And who is this strange yet familiar man who pops in and out of his life at the oddest moments, but no one else seems to see him?

Morgan’s husband has gone missing, and Morgan is frantic. He goes to the police, but when he explains that his husband has literally disappeared right in front of his eyes, no one believes him. And then he meets a man who not only has an explanation for what is happening, but offers to help Morgan get his husband back.

Is he crazy to think this man is telling the truth? But if he doesn’t believe him, and accept his help, will he ever see Matthew again?

This short story has an interesting premise, and interesting characters, but the author missed an opportunity to actually develop it, so it ends up being rather one note and predictable. I feel there was so much more that could have been done, and I have to wonder if the brevity wasn’t due to the desire to publish quickly and the author didn’t want to take the time to do more with it.

If you’re looking for a quick romantic bite, then by all means, read this short story. If you want a little more substance, then I suggest you look elsewhere.

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