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.

Jessica’s Review:

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. 

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