Suddenly Came the Night by Miss P Miss Q

A bizarre start to this tale of addiction and intensely craving something to feel alive; in particular the drug D, which sends the character into a whole other world.


Admittedly it could do with quite a bit of editing to refine it. But I do like the style of writing, not necessarily for everyone, as it jumps around a bit. But the writing resembles a person’s thought process when they are on drugs; a little bit jumbled, but sees the world in a different light.


Quite a short novel, but I do struggle with getting anywhere with it. If I hadn’t read the blurb, I would have wondered what exactly was the point to this novelette. It was focused on one man and some of his experiences with people. Not a lot really happens, it is almost written like a thought diary. It is hard to connect with the main character, and everything seems so distant.


I can see that there is potential in this work, but I feel there needs to be more work to make this novel complete.


There are short chapters in which other characters are introduced. But throughout the entire book there was no climatic moment that really seals the deal for this book.


I do understand where the author is coming from, ramblings of an addict. But I feel a complete novel, or short story should have some sort of climatic moment where more is revealed and pulls you in. Unfortunately the story was lacking all those areas.


2 ½ stars



Published by sharlene25

Sharlene Almond is the author of the genre-bending Annabella Cordova series, and a New Zealand travel book Journey in little Paradise. She has written a range of health, writing and body language articles; contributing as a guest writer on other blogs. Over the last ten years, Sharlene has attained qualifications in Body Language, Criminology, Journalism, Editing, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Pet Care, and Animal Behaviour. While setting up an online nutritional business, she is studying to specialize in Medicinal Cannabis and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Sharlene is also currently editing her second Annabella Cordova novel, with two others in the works. To support her online business, Sharlene sends out a trimonthly newsletter covering health, body language, writing, and even articles centered on health topics for your pet.

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