Book Review: Restless Souls and Shallow Graves by Rebecca McNutt

Today I am sharing a review of a short story by a fellow blogger, Rebecca McNutt. Check out her blog @

Restless Souls and Shallow Graves: A Short StoryRestless Souls and Shallow Graves: A Short Story by Rebecca McNutt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In this short story by Rebecca McNutt, we are treated to a few scenes between gravediggers during a rainy day; can you already feel the suspense, thrills, and drama? Restless Souls and Shallow Graves is one of many stories Rebecca has written, but it’s the first I’ve selected to read. There will be more in the future, and if this is a hint at what’s to come, she will have a wonderful writing career.

I enjoyed the imagery and foreshadowing in the story. The plot, not lengthy nor complex, is just enough to whet your appetite. You know they’re digging graves. You get some backstory. You feel a bit of tension but perhaps some respect. There’s something else going on, yet we can’t quite tell what might be happening.

The story is dark but not morbid. It provides great character insight between dialog and descriptions, but it also allows for you to decide for yourself what you think of each protagonist. I like the similes when comparing who someone looks like, but the drops of rain are the most effectively described. I could almost feel them. Looking forward to more.

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For those new to me or my reviews… here’s the scoop: I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My stand-alone novels, Watching Glass Shatter and Father Figure, can be purchased on Amazon as electronic copies or physical copies. My new book series, Braxton Campus Mysteries, will fit those who love cozy mysteries and crime investigations but with a twist. There are five books: Academic CurveballBroken Heart Attack, Flower Power Trip, Mistaken Identity Crisis, and Haunted House Ghost. I read, write, and blog A LOT on this site where you can also find all my social media profiles to get the details on the who/what/when/where and my pictures. Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.


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