Thursday, 15 November 2012

Review of "Peace and Disquiet" by Helen Laycock

Peace and Disquiet

A collection of twelve slightly disturbing tales which encompass mortality, mentality, brutality…and reality.
Sleep tight…


Each story is unique and well crafted. Such dark tales indeed, aimed at adults which is a stark contrast to the Author's usual genre of children's books, which serves to illustrate her versatility when it comes to writing. 

The first tale, "Ante Mortem," is intriguing, crafted with figurative, poetic language which flows beautifully. This is the work of an accomplished writer, one with true knowledge of the craft and it was a pleasure to read.

"Til Death Do Us Part," is a poignant, emotive short story with a very sad twist in the tale. I almost felt as if the words themselves were drawing me in and binding me to each and every syllable. 
All in all, Helen Laycock has a great collection of short stories that are well written and truly enjoyable.


  1. I love short stories...Thanks for this great review!

  2. Great review. Intriguing. Thank you.

  3. Thank you both for your comments, M.C.V. and Paulette, so glad you enjoyed it. Not everyone likes short stories but I read the odd collection now and again and often discover some hidden gems.