I chose to read this novella for review because I expected much from the author, and "much" was the result. My heart is still pounding and my mind is still vibrating from its roller-coaster speed and surprises. Mr. Bernstein starts with a tragic topic, domestic violence, and personifies it through Beth's neighbor Marcy, and Beth's own daughter Alice, murdered fifty years earlier. Yes, Beth is an elderly lady; eighty-two years old. But fragile? Look again.
Next Mr. Bernstein turns to Evil, and how it manifests in a greed for power, the power to abuse and.debase. And when the Supernatural leaps into the fray, all bets are off as the seemingly impossible occurs--and how sweet it is. Definitely not.for the easily queasy; but a great story.