by Gina Barlean
Four short stories laid out like a meal: appetizer, salad, entree and dessert. Recipes included...but this is NOT a recipe book. These are humorously dark tales of women pushed too far and men who get their just desserts.
OK, seriously, the characters were amazing. I rooted for the gals to give the guys what they had coming. The plots were twisted and what I thought would happen, didn't. Oh, the potato salad! *shiver*
Speaking of food, there are recipes at the beginning of each section! I'm definitely trying the cookie recipe with the kids. Rice Crispies in cookies? Yes, please! Why didn't I think of that?
This is a good read for anyone that likes suspense, murder and drama. As a bonus, you get ideas for your next meal ... if you can stomach it! :)
G. M. Barlean creates tales of darkly tinged fiction with insightful views on conflicting situations. Her compelling and emotionally charged work will give you pause and make you ponder. G. M.'s goal is to create unpredictable tales that will surprise you, and to create characters who are deep, troubled and always very human. G. M. is a Nebraska farm wife and mother of two adult children. To meet her, you might never suspect she's wondering how best to kill of a problematic character in one of her stories...rat poison, or drain cleaner?
In 1972, they were stars in their hometowns. Then they were drafted to play minor league baseball, thinking it would be an easy ride to the big time. Little did they know they’d be vying for a spot with every other talented kid who aspired to play professional baseball. Young, inexperienced, immature, far away from… [Read More]
Life, love, and a few dead bodies. Just another day in LA. One year ago, Alan and Stacey Navarro underwent a painful separation, leaving their daughter, Ruby, to live with her mom and an over-caffeinated Shih Tzu named Ed Wood. People split up all the time, and most kids might get over it, providing they… [Read More]
Cozy mystery writer Margaret Manning thinks her husband may be mimicking the behavior of some of the shadier characters in her books, even though he claims to have never read any of them. When several pieces of her jewelry go missing, she wonders if he’s responsible for it or if she’s losing her mind. When… [Read More]
There is a distant city that is about to meet its doom, but it takes a while for the doom to take full effect. Fatal things have happened, but it is not enough. That is why a pair of messengers came to the city. Their names are Black Cat and her associate, and their job… [Read More]