My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Ruth Ware’s short story SNOWFLAKES is a part of AMAZON’s HUSH collection. I love Ruth Ware, there’s no doubt that she’s one of the authors whose books are auto-buy for me.
Snowflakes is Ruth Ware’s take on the political aspects affecting a family, and it was interesting to see how a father with his children strives to create a life in an island, albeit in a place that is lonely and desolate. But the children have each other and that’s what matters.
The truth once it is unveiled doesn’t surprise a reader much coz it is fairly easy to guess the direction of the story. There’s a sense of despair that hangs over the entire tale which doesn’t let up even at the end so much that I wished for a happier description to lift the mood.
It was Ruth Ware and probably, my fault, but I expected more punch in this short story.
3 ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
When a barrier between truth and illusion grows stronger, a family’s trust crumbles in this arresting short story by the number one New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10.
Leah has spent her formative years isolated on a remote island with her family. But their quiet existence, far from the devastated mainland, is cracking. Father, sensing a coming threat, demands that a wall be built. As the stone blockade rises, Father’s paranoia escalates. So does Leah’s dread that the violence the family left behind has found its way to their sanctuary.
Ruth Ware’s Snowflakes is part of Hush, a collection of six stories, ranging from political mysteries to psychological thrillers, in which deception can be a matter of life and death. Each piece can be read or listened to in one truly chilling sitting.
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