Reviews of Dark Fiction

Crossroads by Laurel Hightower

Bursting with grief that is almost palpable, this book is about our journey with Chris through the recent loss of her son.

Losing a child is something unfathomable to my mind. If I even try to think about it, my mind sort of skitters away. I don’t want to face something that bad, even if it is only in my imagination. But Chris, the main character in Crossroads, lives with it for every minute of every day. Then, the seed of a possibility, the merest breath of a thought that maybe, just maybe, she could do something about it. Does she? (Would you?) You’ll have to read this to find out!

Keeping this short and sweet, this novella was phenomenal. In such a small amount of pages, Ms. Hightower wraps us up in Chris’ grief and her hopes and we are rooting for before we even realized what happened. It’s the power and clarity of the writing that does it. It settles around us in a dark cloak and before we know it, we’re surround by it, immersed in it. Those are always the best stories, don’t you think?

My highest recommendation!

*I bought this novella with my hard earned cash. So should you.*

Crossroads Book Cover Crossroads
Laurel Hightower
Horror, Dark Fiction
Off Limits Press LLC

How far would you go to bring back someone you love?

When Chris's son dies in a tragic car crash, her world is devastated. The walls of grief close in on Chris's life until, one day, a small cut on her finger changes everything.

A drop of blood falls from Chris's hand onto her son's roadside memorial and, later that night, Chris thinks she sees his ghost outside her window. Only, is it really her son's ghost, or is it something else—something evil?

Soon Chris is playing a dangerous game with forces beyond her control in a bid to see her son, Trey, alive once again.

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