- File Size: 418 KB
- Print Length: 42 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Crystal Lake Publishing (December 7, 2019)
- Publication Date: December 7, 2019
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B082H5Y4HV
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,229,738 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Maude Caulkin is a poor woman, of poor circumstances, trapped in poor relationship. She is the subject of abuse from her step-father, the pornographer she works for, and his monstrous client, but at no point in this story can you call her a victim. She is a woman of vision and purpose, suffering temporary indignities while she seizes an opportunity and create something bigger, something better for herself.
Make no mistake, she has a darkness within her, a fascination with the morbid curiosities of broken human beings, and that darkness is what gives her the Power to end the cycle of abuse and turn it back on her abusers. She does horrible, violent things in the name of justice . . . but she does so with love in her heart, under the veneer of medical education and scientific discovery.
Without giving away the how and the why, the way Alleyne brings together all of the story’s themes in the bloody twist is both grossly brilliant and darkly inspiring.
Maudeʼs life is sympathic to the point of hypnotizing the reader. Maudeʼs actions are completely reasonable.
This short story ends and the readerʼs hypnosis is broken.
Top international reviews
The pages flew by and I did not see the ending coming. An excellent short read and highly recommended!