Review of Two Graves by Zoe Kalo

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Name         – Two Graves

Author                  – Zoe Kalo
Publisher              – Self Publishing 
Number of Pages – 68
Publishing Year   – 2016
Edition                  – Kindle
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Rating : 3.0

(TWO GRAVES is a short novella, about 70 pages. It is volume #1 in Zoe Kalo’s psychological suspense “Retribution” series of standalone novellas centered on the theme of revenge and a famous work of literature, in this case Dante’s Inferno.) 

A Dante-ish descent through a sinister world of decadent shadows and woeful souls… 

Seven years ago, he shattered her life. The town eventually forgot the headlines and the nightmares. But 23-year old music student Angelica hasn’t forgotten. 

For the past seven years, she’s contemplated payback with as much intensity and unwavering faith as she puts into her violin playing. Finally, all the pieces are in place. Over the course of one night, disguised for a masquerade ball, Angelica orchestrates a journey of revenge. 

My Review

The title two graves gives an impression of a fast paced cliffhanger with lots of action. But, on indulgence, the story unfolds a different and unexpected form of narration. Author has succeeded in manifesting a dark ambience in the background of a performing studio. Angelina, the protagonist, sets out for retribution of something that happened seven years ago. 
While the performance is being staged, people are copulating and fighting with each other. The narration is a switch between present and 7 years ago alternatively.  The build up of suspense is really engrossing but towards the climax, it gives an impression of an inflated balloon that bursts out of air pressure. 
A lot of homework need to be invested to polish the whole story.
Reviewed for the publisher
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book as a
complimentary copy in exchange for a honest review. I waas not required to write
a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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