Short Story Sunday: Snowflakes by Ruth Ware
Series: Hush Collection
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.
Author: Ruth Ware
Published: July 30, 2020
Audiobook: 33 minute read/ 24 Pages
Reviewed By: Jessica
Date Read: October 7, 2021
Jessica’s Rating: 2 stars
Short Story Description:
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.
I adore Ruth Ware but Snowflakes did not work for me. It has a dystopian feel to it, but the short story devolves into a political message. There is a conclusion that gives a small bit of a shock to the reader. The short story does go in a way I did not expect, but this one was not for me.
I listened to the audiobook version which lasted for my commute home from work. Short stories can be a nice way to pass the time, provided the story itself works for you.