When Jen and Rahul are tardy joining their friends for a weekend getaway in the woods, they're shocked to find the cabin deserted except for Arjun, who has been stabbed. Rescue efforts lead to drama, heartbreak, and unexpected revelations in this short mystery....
|Title||:||the morning after|
|Number of Pages||:||298 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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the morning after Reviews
For such a small piece of work, this short story packs a powerful punch. It opens with a love struck couple arriving late to a cabin party. I think it's an annual type affair as Melanie (the author) eludes to prior gatherings. But Rahul and Jen are only slightly put off when they see that all of their friends have left - probably for an errand. But when they discover Arjun in a back room, stabbed with a knife and lingering close to death, emergency mode kicks in. There are quite a few characters introduced into this short story, however I found it fairly easy to keep track of them all. I like that Melanie ensured the names were very different and I'm sure it was partially to avoid confusion. I found myself envisioning all sorts of axe-murdering serial killers, and B movie thrashers when trying to figure out whodunit. But there really wouldn't have been time to introduce those sorts of slashers. And yet my brain still went there. With a read that took me only 15 minutes, I was happy to see everything all tied up neatly in a little package by the end of the story.
Are you looking for a great story with a powerful ending? You have it with The Morning After by Melanie Surani. When a group of young people plan the perfect getaway they never imagined that something could go wrong. Something goes terribly wrong and the clouds of questions encountered in the evening are not cleared until the morning after.