Smoke and Mirrors by Margaret McHeyzer
Words can trick us.
Smoke obscures objects on the edge of our vision.
A mirror may reflect, but the eye sees what it wants.
A delicate scent can evoke another time and place, a memory from the past.
And a sentence can deceive you, even as you read it.
Review by Brittany
This book is unlike any that I’ve ever read. Margaret has outdone herself with this book!
In Smoke and Mirrors, there are two sections. Smoke, and of course, Mirrors. For the life of me I cannot remember what each section represents, but between these two sections are seventeen short stories.
I almost don’t want to write this review because she ripped my heart out with most of them.
Each short story is different. Different character occupations, names, scenarios. They’re all different. I really mean that.
But each short story ends on a twist.
And some of these twists killed me, because I saw them as cliffhangers.
Really, these short stories have the potential to be so much more. I can see most of these stories turning into best selling novels, and I’m trying my hardest to convince Margaret to write them. Because really. I need more!!!
I loved this book, but as I said, it killed me each time I ended a story. I looked at the book and was like “There’s more, right? Margaret, you left something out. Fix it!”
But she couldn’t, because that’s how they’re written.
And you get so drawn into these stories so quickly and then bam! It’s over and you’re like “Did she really end it like that?” The ability to draw the reader in from the first page, seventeen times, is amazing. She’s got such a talent that she needs to put to good use by writing more to these stories.
Simply because I couldn’t stand the fact that I kept getting heartbroken by cliffhangers, I give Margaret four stars.
I don’t want to see any bad, negative reviews. You’ve read this review, you know what you’re getting into.
You’ve been warned.
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