Today Kim and I are bringing you a double review of JT Lawrence’s short story collection Sticky Fingers 3. We have really enjoyed these complications and really hope Lawrence keeps writing these short story collections. Again, this collection was sent to us from Lawrence in exchange for an honest review.
Author: JT Lawrence
Published: June 15, 2018
JT Lawrence is back with more short stories that are creepier than ever. You won’t be able to get these deliciously twisted tales out of your head…
Grab them while they’re hot and sticky.
This collection includes:
Tears of a Dead Man
A man tries to convince his doctor that he is dead.
Would you take the noose around your neck if it meant saving everyone you knew?
The Children in the Walls
The storm tried to keep her out; she should have listened.
Death is a Woman in a Blue Dress
What happens if you let Death in the front door?
A viking is called to fulfill his bloody destiny despite his desire to stay home with his love.
Witch panic spreads like wildfire in this poignant tale of a midwife accused of saving a baby.
Jeffrey Sacks is back, and this time he’s taking no prisoners.
Kim’s Rating: 5 Stars
I am writing this review based off the listening of my free Audible copy, provided by the author. This is easily my favorite of all the Sticky Fingers short story compilations. I could not stop listening and found every excuse to drive just so I could have it playing. Once again, Lawrence builds on the first two collections and I love it! And these stories were actually slightly longer, which I didn’t think I was going to like, but I did. We find out the end of Jeffrey Sacks’s strange online review obsession. Believe it or not, I actually like Jeffrey!
My favorite of this volume is The Shelter . . . whoa! Lawrence needs to write an entire book, just based off that story. I seriously want to find out what else happens to Anna and Simon! Fenrir (the Viking story) was also brilliant! Such a great ending to a great collection . . . unless of course, we get more Sticky Fingers volumes!! Cuz I am all for that!!!! I would actually recommend, not just this volume, but all the Sticky Fingers collections to pretty much everybody.
Jessica’s Rating: 4 Stars
JT Lawrence is back with volume three of Sticky Fingers! I really hope she keeps these books going as I have truly enjoyed all of this short story series. They can be read as standalones, but I would recommend reading them consecutively as there are appearances from ‘repeat characters’. This was a pleasant surprise to experience.
The narrator for all three Sticky Fingers volumes is Roshina Ratnam, and like Lawrence she is also South African. Once you adjust to her ‘accent’ you will love her voice! She does a superb job with the narrations.
As with the previous volumes, I will share some mini-reviews of some of the stories I enjoyed:
OMG, this one was excellent and I need more of this story! This is the kind of story that pulls me in. If you enjoy dystopian stories, this will be one to read!
A good one: be careful who you might double cross!
The Hostage Situation:
This one is every parent’s worst nightmare. I am thinking it must be autobiographical when Lawrence dealt with a sick child.
Every Breath You Take:
A prison interview: I really enjoyed this disturbing story on obsession/love.
Another disturbing story I did not want to end. A witch hunt….. I find those kinds of stories fascinating.
Jeffrey Sacks is back and sharing more reviews: This one is a continuation and very enjoyable!!!
If you enjoy short stories that are a bit twisted, this is the series of books to read. You will not regret it. I hope Lawrence continues to bring us more Sticky Fingers volumes!
**Special thanks to JT Lawrence for sending us an Audible copy to listen to in exchange for an honest review. PLEASE write more Sticky Fingers!**