Another holiday read, this time a short story. In “Christmas in Killarney,” Maureen and her husband are down on their luck. He’s unemployed, spending most days lying on the couch in front of the tv. She’s cleaning rooms at a hotel and drinking too much. Maureen gets a call from her husband, his old boss is dead, maybe now he can get his job back. Turns out it’s not such good news after all, at least for Maureen.
It’s tough to pull off a good thriller in 8 pages, but Furlong-Bolliger does it. We get violence and hopelessness and a suprising twist. It’s a fascinating, disturbing glimpse into this couple’s life. For a quick read it packs a good punch.
4 out of 5 stars
Category: Short Story – Crime
Published December 8, 2010 by Untreed Reads
Book source: Purchased
This is my fourth read for the Christmas Spirit Reading Challenge 2012 hosted by Michelle at The Christmas Spirit.