Genre: Crime/Short Story Anthology
Approximate word count: 45-50,000 words
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Iain Rowan is an award-winning author of crime fiction with over thirty short stories published. He has numerous short stories available for your Kindle and one collection, Ice Age, in addition to this one. He also has a young adult novel, Sea Change. For more, visit Rowan’s blog.
Eleven crime stories, previously published in various magazines.
I’ve long been a fan of crime fiction. Often the appeal is the vicarious thrill of being an outlaw. Nowhere To Go has a different kind of crime story. There aren’t many vicarious thrills, but you’ll be glad you didn’t follow through on your career choice of becoming a bank robber (this would be after abandoning the goal of astronaut and immediately prior to setting your sights on being an NBA star). Each of these stories feature someone involved in a crime who has Nowhere To Go. Some are true criminals who didn’t listen to their high school career counselor. Others are normal people who get dragged or through a series of decisions drift into committing a crime, while a few are innocent bystanders. Since these aren’t the typical crime story, they’re also hard to predict, with several unexpected twist endings.
Uses UK spelling conventions. Some adult language.
No significant issues.
Rating: **** Four stars