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Perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn and Roald Dahl, these stories are guaranteed to get under your skin.

Diverse, dark-humored, and deliciously bite-sized, JT Lawrence doesn't disappoint with this brand new collection of unsettling short stories, including:

"BrightSide"
Is the director of this post-apocalyptic orphanage really a wizard? And where is he taking the children?

"Cold Breath"
A man knows he deserves to be haunted for what he has done; he just didn't expect it to happen this way.

"The Secret Under My Skin"
A girl has to make a terrible decision in this futuristic dystopian story where the State owns the rights to women's reproductive organs.

"SkyRest"
A man makes a horrific discovery in the crim colony silo he's imprisoned in.

"Not Waving"
A mother is drowning, but no one sees her.

"Nachthexen"
In World War Two, a courageous young fiancée signed up to the Soviet all-female bombing squadron - the Night Witches - that helped turn the tide against the Nazis.

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Thought-provoking, dark, disturbing deliciousness

Contrary to what the title of the first short story suggests, the bright sides of this collection are subtle and muted, although there are a fair number that lend some lighter notes to a somber work of literature. As with her previous collections, JT explores a variety of themes in her stories from a number of angles. There's detective work, candid autobiography, a mashup of a story as if written by an android, war history retold from the perspective of a courageous female fighter pilot, amongst other types and genres. Each story is well-written and cleverly phrased down to the last word and punctuation mark. I appreciate this collection for more than JT's characteristic attention to technical detail, though. These stories WILL make you think and WILL change the way you look at the world, be the storylines fantasy or reality based - it matters not. Once again, Roshina Ratnam nails each story, genre and character set perfectly. Her skills are well-matched with JT's material and I very much look forward to hearing more from the two of them!

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