When a Stranger Comes to Town nothing good happens, at least in these nineteen varied tales.
The book has many familiar names among its authors. Michael Connelly, Joe R. Lansdale, Lisa Unger, Michael Koryta. Alafair Burke and Joe Hill are some of the best known.
As with all short story collection of multiple authors some of the stories will appeal to you more than others. I love a good, surprising twist at the end and there were several stories like that included. I won’t tell you which ones to avoid spoilers. There were also slice of life tales, mysteries, and thrillers included—basically something for everyone.
If you are looking for a new author to read, these short tales can send you in the right direction. Their shortness, some are only ten pages, make them the perfect waiting room or grocery line read. Overall, When a Stranger Comes to Town is a strong group of tales. 4 stars!
Thanks to Hanover Square Press, Harlequin Books, and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.