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Shell Game - Rumaan Alam (47)

 
  • ASIN: ‎ B0B563KD8F
  • Publisher: ‎ Amazon Original Stories (August 31, 2022)
  • Kindle: ‎ 6986 KB
  • Print: ‎ 29 pages





An extended family’s Cape Cod vacation reveals uncomfortable truths that threaten one man’s illusion of happiness in this incisive short story by the New York Times bestselling author of Leave the World Behind.

Mark has a wife and two kids, a sense of purpose, financial security, and a fragile contentment. However wistful his visions of the future, Mark knows who he is. But a summer trip with his abrasive brother-in-law and unhappy sister-in-law leave Mark questioning everything he thinks he knows about his family—and himself.



Shell Game by Rumaan Alam is part of Getaway, a collection of six stories about dream escapes that take unimaginable, even sinister, turns. Each piece can be read or listened to in a single sitting.




Rumaan Alam is the New York Times bestselling author of Rich and Pretty, That Kind of Mother, and Leave the World Behind. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, New York Magazine, the New Yorker, the New York Review of Books, and the New Republic.


My review for book 1; Uncharted Waters by Sally Hepworth
My review for book 2, His Happy Place by Zakiya Dalila Harris
My review for book 3, Stockholm by Catherine Steadman
My review for book 4, Belle Mer by Luanne Rice
My review for Catch Her In A Lie by Jess Lourey



REVIEW:
This was my least favorite of the series.
I didn't like the style of writing.
I didn't like the story.
I didn't think it fit with the series at all.
No mystery, no suspense, no thrills, nothing.
Just words. Telling us of a vacation. Nothing special happened.
I'm bored.


1/5




**Compensation may be earned from the link within. This copy was obtained free with Amazon Prime. Opinions are owned by Freda's Voice.

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