I’m not a fan of short stories. Rarely am I sucked into the story before it’s over, but I read them to pad my Goodreads Challenge list. Goodreads keeps reminding me that I’m 6 books behind where I want to be in order to read 24 books this year. It was with that goal in mind that I downloaded The Choice: A Prequel to ‘The Returned.’
I short 40 min. read, the plot is interesting–people are returning from the dead. How do the loved ones handle their return? Some have moved on with their lives, had more children, fallen in love again, married someone else.
At first, I was drawn in by the plot. “I might have to read the first book,” I thought, mentally spending my Audible credits. However, as the story progressed two things annoyed me. Mild spoilers follow.