Today I am sharing my review of It Will Be Quick by Karl Drinkwater: This book is made up of a variety of short stories. There will be something for everyone here!
A single decision can save – or ruin – a life.
An opportunistic baby theft by a young woman in pain. Two strangers shipwrecked on a lifeless rock, unable to speak the same language. An isolated cycling holiday descends into terror. One woman seeks the courage to destroy her life. A miracle unites a community, and teenagers take a stand against hypocrisy.
Karl Drinkwater presents characters to root for – and characters to dread – in sixteen tales of humanity, endurance, and spirit.
It Will be Quick
Author: Karl Drinkwater
Published: November 1, 2020
Reviewed By: Jessica
Dates Read: January 6-14, 2021
Jessica’s Rating: 3 stars
This collection of 16 short stories has something for everyone! All these tales center on a decision that is made and the story varies depending on that decision. These stories will bring a variety of emotions to the reader, and each reader will have a favorite depending on how they feel at the time of reading It will be Quick. My preferences are thriller focused, so my favorite story was FileKiller. I was intently reading it and there was no way I could do what Trina did: I got anxiety just by reading this one!
The stories can range in length from a few pages to the longer ones. Drinkwater also included notes at the end of the book on how and where each came from. This adds to each of the stories and I enjoyed that.
About the Author:
Karl Drinkwater writes thrilling SF, suspenseful horror, and contemporary literary fiction. Whichever you pick you’ll find interesting and authentic characters, clever and compelling plots, and believable worlds.
Karl has lived in many places but now calls Scotland his home. He’s an ex-librarian with degrees in English, Classics, and Information Science. He also studied astrophysics for a year at university, surprising himself by winning a prize for “Outstanding Performance”. Karl is an active member of the British Science Fiction Association (BSFA), the Horror Writers Association (HWA), and the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi).
When he isn’t writing he loves guitars, exercise, computer and board games, nature, and vegan cake. Not necessarily in that order.