Cerberus - by T.C.Parker
I picked up Cerberus when T.C. Parker ran a deal on her books and had this as a free (? I think I remember) flagship – I also picked up her three non-horror novels at the same time because reasons (did I use that correctly? My daughter uses this occasionally and I want to be as cool as her). It’s a total bargain at its normal price of 89 cents anyway, so honestly, it was a no-brainer.
T.C. has such an eloquent voice, it saturates all of the pages she writes and that informed background adds credibility and belief to all of her characters. Other elements T.C. does extremely well in her books, are setting and character relationships especially. So, the groundwork for this short is based upon human relations, to which T.C. often adds a flair of paranormal or supernatural. As is the case here.
Now I’m not going to go into the plot because it’s a short, right? If I summarize it here I’d be doing a disservice to the author. Suffice it to say that the tension builds wonderfully, the namesake of the novella makes an appearance, and it all ends as horribly as you would want it to. Parker delivers. So much so, I nagged her to get this novella listed on Goodreads so I could leave my review. Job done! I get to be the virgin review on a book! Whoop whoop!
At the end of the short, T.C. also provides another short, Mrs. Garibaldi and the helter-skelter, which was also great – short but great.
This is a bite-sized portion of Parker’s vast imagination and sumptuous voice, and if that doesn’t scream “take my money”, nothing will.
My summary - 5 out of 5 ⭐ ‘s – short, but perfectly priced, everyone’s a winner here.
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