In the first story we meet a young University student living in Queensland in Australia. She is drifting through her life with uncertain goals and friends who may not be the best choice. Along the way she meets a man who while he doesn't sweep her off her feet, he at the very least, sweeps the kitchen. Unfortunately, her fairy tale life is beginning to crumble and eventually disaster strikes.A very well written and emotion provoking story that will leave a lasting impression.
[The second] is a twisted little story that will grip you with its heartbreaking view of neglect and stun you at the end. I loved this one so much I went back and read it again.
Ms. Cox not only knows how to communicate a story well, the writes with skill. Her characters are easy to identify with. The narration is good and very smooth.
"The evocative descriptions and the writer's style made me feel like I was standing in the two main characters' shoes throughout the tales." Chief Expectator
"I have never been one for sentimental rubbish and even less of a fan for short stories. Full Dark, No Stars by Stephen King changed my mind about short story collections and Karin Cox has revamped the whole genre for me! ... This short story collection is a tour de force which very few authors can ever hope to achieve however Ms. Cox has excelled in spades." Reading Addict