"Broken Moon" is a short fantasy by author Annie Bellet. This Kindle e-book was a 95 Kb download (approx 15 printed pages) and was priced a $0.99 (normally $1.49) at the time of writing this review.
Janie and Roane appear to be your normal couple... most of the time. Except however, when there's a full moon, which brings on the irrepressible urge to change into their alter egos (wolves) and go on a feeding frenzy.
The couples' joy after Janie's announcement of a twin pregnancy is quickly shattered when she accidently find the key to the one room that Roane has declared his private, off-limits domain. While Roane is away, her curiosity gets the better of her and she sneaks a peek. Once inside she discovers disturbing evidence of Roane's dark and unsavory past. It is then she discovers, to her horror, the door has closed behind her, locking her inside. A case where curiosity may kill more than just the cat.
Some thoughts on "Broken Moon"...
1.) very short... would've loved a little more.
2.) a tightly written and well pace short story. No wasted words or fill in this small tale.
3.) the author slowly and skillfully develops an atmosphere of tension and fear. Some early small subtle interactions that hint of troubles to come.
4.) cover art... plain and simple but has an appealing, attractive affect. The small orangy-red highlights make a nice contrast to the basic grays and off-whites.
An intriguing short fantasy story by author Annie Bellet.
Very short but nonetheless an enjoyable, high quality read.
As it is...4 1/2 Stars