An Accidental Murder is a collection of connected short stories about navigating through trauma and overcoming life’s most challenging circumstances. Friends, wives, teenagers, and children struggle with abuse, loss, and self-esteem as they fight to maintain their dignity and exercise control over their lives.
Praise for An Accidental Murder and Other Stories.
“The characters [in The Little Black Box are]…all solid and compelling… The husband…is a good supporting character…with some strong idiosyncrasies, an ongoing hook for readers.”
“…wonderful descriptive passages in Blind-Sighted—very good visuals of people and places.
The characters are all well-drawn and …seem realistic in the story. [The dialogue] sounds natural and unique… real conversation between real people. … readers will be easily drawn into the story…
Mike Foley, Writer’s Review
“With generally spare, visual language, Diana Grillo's stories depict simple, circumscribed lives that belie the complicated pain and anger that fester underneath. The characters and their environments depict the power struggles and shifts that occur over time in families; the feelings of entrapment; and the streetwise survival skills that sometimes allow for freedom.… The "tear" examined under a microscope aptly describes the totality of this very special collection.”
Ginger E. Benlifer, Ph.D., Psychologist