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Let Her Be by @lisaunger

By Pamelascott

A writer's misguided suspicions ruined his life once before. This time he plans to prove he's right in a New York Times bestselling author's haunting short story of what happens when seeing is not believing.

Will, an aspiring novelist can't stop parsing his ex-girlfriend's popular social media accounts for clues that her ideal new rural life with the perfect man has a dark side? After all, nobody he knows has actually seen the blissful blogger in the flesh for nearly a year. When Will draws a wary friend into his "investigation," the real question becomes who's truly in danger.

Lisa Unger's Let Her Be is part of Hush, a collection of six stories, ranging from political mysteries to psychological thrillers, in which deception can be a matter of life and death. Each piece can be read or listened to in one truly chilling sitting.

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I move briskly down Second Avenue in the crisp autumn afternoon.

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(Amazon Original Stories, 30 July 2020, 85 pages, ebook, borrowed from @AmazonKindle, #PrimeReading)

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So I've found a single story worthy of 5-stars! You could knock me over with a feather! This is an exemplary piece of writing, with drama and tension packed into so few pages worthy of a 200 or 300 page novel. It felt like I was reading a much longer piece. The plot and character are as developed as you'd expect from a much longer work. Let Her Be explores failed relationships, stalking, mental breakdowns, suicide attempts and sexual obsessions. I love the fact you're in Will's head the whole story as he meanders his shaky present, trying to get mentally well after a failed suicide attempt while having flashbacks of his relationship with his ex and how his obsessive jealousy ruined it. The one thing that keeps him going is his belief that his ex is the one who called 999 when he tried to kill himself and saves his life. When he learns the truth will it push him over the edge? I've never read a full novel by the author before but look forward to discovering more of her writing.

Let Her Be by @lisaunger

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