Mini Review, Short Story by Susan Willis: The Author is Missing. Is His Story Happening For Real?

04 Jan
Mini Review, Short Story by Susan Willis: The Author is Missing. Is His Story Happening For Real?

I have read lots of short stories the past year. This last one by Author Susan Willis was the one to finish off my Goodreads yearly challenge. I set my Goodreads Challenge at 30 books to read for 2019, and this was number 30. Yes, Short stories do count!


Rupert Robbins had instant success last year with his first crime novel. It was a best seller. His husband, Ian, is supportive and encourages him every step of the way. Rupert can write anywhere, but his favourite place for inspiration is in the park. It is while he is there one day that Rupert helps an older lady who stumbles with her shopping bag and twists her ankle. Will Rupert wish he’d looked the other way and not been the good Samaritan?

My Thoughts:

This is another quick coffee break read by the wonderful Author Susan Willis. In my opinion, this is her best short story so far.

It was based on an Author, a reader and a cosy criminal act.

The characters were portrayed well enough to give good pictures of them in my imagination. There were only two main characters so the short story had enough substance to fill these personalities. Both were very different.

I didn’t know where the end would lead. When I got to the end, I was satisfied that I had read a mystery book with good character definition, great descriptive detail and included a beginning, middle and end.

I look forward to more short stories by Susan Willis in 2020. 🤞

*I just found out that Susan Willis is having her first ever blog tour for her new full sized novel beginning February 1st 2020, hosted by the awesome Rachel’s Random Resources. Keep an eye out for that.  See the book HERE! 





Posted by on January 4, 2020 in Books


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6 responses to “Mini Review, Short Story by Susan Willis: The Author is Missing. Is His Story Happening For Real?

  1. Meggy | Chocolate'n'Waffles

    January 6, 2020 at 12:12 am

    Wow, I am completely and utterly intrigued! Wonderful review! xxx

    • chocolatepages

      January 6, 2020 at 1:18 am

      Thank you Meggy. This author has made me read more short stories in the past 6 months than I have in years.

  2. irena_bookdustmagic

    January 23, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    I am glad to hear you enjoyed this story and it’s great to know your last read of 2019 was so good.
    Congrats on reaching your reading goal and I hope you’ll have plenty of good reads in 2020. 😊

    • chocolatepages

      January 25, 2020 at 6:42 pm

      Thank you Irena. I have read a few good books this year already. I just haven’t reviewed them yet. I hope you will read fab books this year too.

      • irena_bookdustmagic

        January 25, 2020 at 9:21 pm

        Thank you! I know I’ve been absent from the blogosphere but I really mean it when I say that I’m looking forward to read your reviews.


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