It’s 1940’s New York and there’s a psychic Avon lady out for revenge.
Now that’s a great set up for a story, and one I wish I’d hit upon myself. It’s evident throughout how much Hayley Camille is enjoying not only her own idea, but the world she is evoking. The sheer vim with which she attacks it is contagious. She really brings alive the period, nailing down a verbal style – slang and all – which few of us would have been around to experience (if it ever really existed outside movies), but all can recognise. If I had a quibble it would be that the death scenes are a little perfunctory, a pop of a knife then the bad guy falls dead, but maybe they are ratcheted up in the next installment.
As this is a serial drama across short e-books – this one is about twenty-five pages long – which is an interesting form in which to tell a story (harking back to the old Dickensian chapbooks) and one I might explore. Obviously, I can’t go so far to steal the psychic Avon lady idea, but I’m fascinated to see how this series works and will grab the next installment soon.
My debut novel, THE WANNABES – which has been out of print for a little while – is now available for free. A supernatural thriller of beautiful actresses and deadly ambition in London town, it’s well worth your time. You can get your copy here!