Book Review: Grim Secrets by Nannette Kreitzman

Every writer has a unique voice and style, but not every voice and style is appealing to all readers. However, I will eagerly suggest that author Nannette Kreitzman’s beautiful voice and smooth writing style are the combination to draw readers back for more, story after story.

Kreitzman is a short story writer who is one of the best in the field. Some may believe short story writing is simple, requiring less work or skill. The truth is quite the contrary. Short story writers take on the stringent task of creating a compact story complete with all the same elements as a full sized novel. They attempt to quickly define realistic characters, setting, and an arcing plotline that captures the attention of readers, puts them on the roller coaster, and supplies a satisfying ride to the end.

Kreitzman achieves this with consistent excellence throughout her short story collection, Grim Secrets: Tale if Murder, Manipulation and Loss.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0852RQ6GH/ref=cm_sw_r_u_apa_glt_QTY31172P4YGV1CDFH1C

Description:

A collection of the following stories:


“Discovering Me” I woke up in the hospital not knowing who I am or how I got here, but I think I know the missing girl on the news! What happened to me? To her? And what price will I pay for discovering me?


“Willow’s Secret” Willow’s Tale continues… Willow has been keeping a secret since escaping slavery. She has a chance for a normal life, but will her haunting nightmares kill the dream?


“When a Good Man Dies” What would you do if your worst fear came true? This is a story of raw grief and perseverance in the wake of the unthinkable.


“Fire and Ice” Theona is attracted to dominant men. She likes when a man knows what he wants and takes it. Will wants Theona and will do what is necessary to have her. But is it love, or manipulation?


“When the Third Sun Rises” She has been called goddess. She has been called witch. She calls herself healer. If only she had the power to heal worlds.

My Review:

“Intricate Storytelling that Draws You in and Slowly Steals Your Blanket!”

Nannette Kreitzman finely weaves five full-bodied short stories. Each one takes us into a pivotal point in time of the main character’s life where a series of events bring eye opening revelations, or forces them to make crucial decisions. Each story is told in a different genre, and with completely different themes, and I loved the variety.

While all five are excellent tales, my favorites were the last two, “Fire and Ice” and  “When the Third Sun Rises”.  The third story “When a Good Man Dies” is a very touching, sad story, and the only one I would say closes with a more defined ending. The others close well, but do leave a bit of lingering mystery and a desire to know more of what may happen with the main characters. I found this dangling method as devilish as it is delicious on the author’s part!

Nannette Kreitzman has a knack for exemplary story telling that draws readers right in. Her attention to small details, such as a character’s gesture of running a finger over the edge of a plate to get the last delicious taste of pie, are what makes her characters so realistic. The author’s voice is beautiful and nearly a comfort as she coaxes us into uncomfortable territory.

I loved reading this collection and highly recommend it. I look forward to reading more stories by Author Nannette Kretzman!

My Rating: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

About the Author:

Nannette Kreitzman

I’m a retired stay at home mom and happy empty nester. My furry collaborator and I spend our morning walks brainstorming short story ideas but, despite our carefully laid plans, my characters always manage to change things up! I’ve learned to pay attention to them though, they’re usually right.

I’m a retired stay at home mom and happy empty nester. My furry collaborator and I spend our morning walks brainstorming short story ideas but, despite our carefully laid plans, my characters always manage to change things up! I’ve learned to pay attention to them though, they’re usually right.

You can find me on Instagram @netts_shorts

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