Friday, March 31

Book Review: The Things We Leave Behind by Tanya Anne Crosby

Author: Tanya Anne Crosby
Title: The Things We Leave Behind
Genre: Fiction & Short Story
Pages: ebook
Published: Sept 2016
Where I Got It: My Shelf (Amazon freebie)

Zoe Rutherford has come to the end of her rope. Her relationship with Chris has reached the breaking point and it is time to leave. But can she leave? And if she does, what is she willing to leave behind? 

This is technically a prequel to another story which I have not read yet. Not a problem, because I was able to read this fine. I do want to read on and follow Zoe's story especially due to the ending. I want to learn more and see what is next for her.

Poor Zoe is stuck in a horrid relationship with this guy. She wants to leave, but she never can get herself to go...until now. 

This short story follows Zoe in her day long internal battle with the ghosts of the past and with her doubts and fears. Poor girl! Chris is your typical bad husband....abusive, manipulator, charming, loving when needed, and a cheater. I would've run a long time ago myself...but it's hard to judge because he was not always like that. Again...poor chica.

I loved the internal battle. It was very interesting to see herself work her way to finally packing up and leaving. I'm curious to see her on the next part of her journey. I do want to read a pre-prequel...I want to understand the hows and whys they got together.

In the end, this was a good little short story. I wanna read the next one. I shall stamp this with 4 stars.


Blodeuedd said...

A prequel, hmmmm

Anachronist said...

Short stories...sometimes they work, sometimes not.

Carole said...

Sounds like a goodie, Carole. Cheers from another Carole. Books You Loved is on at the top of the hour - hope to see you there.