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VIOLETS ARE BLUE

by Carrie Green

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This short story was really good. It took a little bit before I was able to really get into the book, but by the end, I was wishing that it kept going! If you like mysteries/horror/short stories, this is a fun, quick read. ( )
  ankhwearer04 | Apr 13, 2012 |
Sarah is a new wife, trying to fit in her new home and life with a new mother in law. When things take a more sinister turn, she wonders if it's just in her head....
Great short story, the suspense builds and engrosses the reader! Enthused to read the other short stories by Green! ( )
  brie867 | Jan 9, 2012 |
Monster-in-law Martha knows the best way to make your violets grow big and strong is to do lots of judicious pruning so when her son brings home a new wife, Martha knows exactly what must be done. This is a short story, full of memorable characters and a great twist at the end. Nicely done! ( )
  lostinalibrary | Jan 6, 2012 |
A strange short novel. Reminds me of Hitchcock or Twilight Zone.
Very short, but keeps your interest. ( )
  roadway2000 | Dec 24, 2011 |
A disturbing novella with a female heroine and a female villain. Sarah from a broken home in Chicago has met Todd ,who was brought up in a midwest isolated farm, at college ,married him and gone to live with his widowed mother. In Martha ,the mother we meet a character straight out of a De Maurier novel ,who can do no wrong in her son's eyes but who is not too happy with a new daughter-in law appearing at the farm. Thus begins the menace and horror that the author intertwines in her plot development. A very enjoyable read which I had to finish at one sitting. The tension leading up to the end of the novella enshrines a wonderful twist and I will be very careful with gardening equipment in future. ( )
  tbrennan1 | Dec 23, 2011 |
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