Author: TIM LEBBON
Genre: FICTION, HORROR, SCIENCE FICTION
Length: 78 PAGES
Release Date: AUGUST 25, 2016
Rating:4 OUT OF 5 STARS🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟
Mary has lived alone in her valley for over 16 years. She has been there ever since her husband banished her from the city. It was supposed to be a punishment and at first it was, but over time she came to love her valley, her garden and even the wildlife that often visited. Now in her late seventies, Mary cannot imagine wanting any other kind of life. She is happy – content.
That is why she is so surprised when she gets a visitor from the city with a message from her husband saying that she is now free to leave the valley. But she already felt free, so why should she leave if she did not want to.
When her first visitor in sixteen years appeared, he somehow brought change with him. That small change in routine leads to more visitors and other changes and Mary wonders why things had to change. And those changes are not for the better.
Reality has come crashing into Mary’s world and she is not sure what to do about it. So, she chooses to ignore it and does nothing. “Routine calmed Mary’s recent upsets and made placid the upheaval that had struck the valley.”
But will Mary be able to survive the changes through sheer force of will? What will happen to her? And why are these changes happening now?
You will have to read IN THE VALLEY WHERE BELLADONNA GROWS to find out.
Although this book is technically a novella since it is only 78 pages long, it contains a full novel’s worth of story.
This book is perfect for anyone who has ever felt alone or abandoned and for anyone wanting a unique read with an interesting twist.
I enjoyed reading this book and loved the twist at the end. I rate this book as 4 out of 5 stars. 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟
* I received a free copy of this book through Netgalley.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tim was born in 1969 in London and lived in Devon until I was eight, and the next twenty years were spent in Newport. With his wife Tracey they then did a Good Thing and moved back to the country, and now live in the little village of Goytre in Monmouthshire with their kids Ellie and Daniel.
It’s a lovely place – pub, shop, chip shop, school – and they are very happy there. Two minutes’ walk in any direction and they’re in the countryside, and the area has featured, intentionally or not, in much of his writing.
Bram Stoker Award for Short Fiction – 2001 Reconstructing Amy
British Fantasy Award for Best Short Fiction – 2000
WhiteBritish Fantasy Award for Best Short Fiction – 2001Naming of Parts
British Fantasy Awards 2007 – August Derleth Fantasy Award for Best Novel
DuskScribe Award for Best Adapted Screenplay – 2007 30 Days of Night
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