Short Story Sunday: A Christmas Crime by Tara Lyons
A Christmas Crime
Author: Tara Lyons
Published: December 9, 2019
Reviewed By: Jessica
Dates Read: December 12-13, 2019
Jessica’s Rating: 4 stars
With snow falling in a quaint Surrey Village, it’s the perfect setting for Holly and Christopher’s dream Christmas wedding. But instead of enjoying mince pies and mistletoe, their happiness is threatened by old secrets and someone harbouring a grudge. When the truth is finally revealed, can the couple enjoy the festivities with their family, or is their marriage doomed from the start?
This short story starts with quite the first line:
The blood splatter on the altar wasn’t the only sign that everything wasn’t right.
This is the first I have read by Tara Lyons and this short story gives us a taste of what she can write. I hope to read some of her full-length novels sometime!
The only negative for me was that I wanted to get to the ‘meat’ of the story, which did not happen until the wedding day. Despite being a short story, it did drag a little for me. I think I wanted to know what the crime was. And I did not see that ending coming, it was quite unexpected!