Behind The Fire

Behind The Fire

by Susan May

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ISBN-13: 9781530168187
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/06/2016
Pages: 170
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

I was four when I decided I would be a writer, packed a bag, and marched down the road looking for a school. But for forty-six years, I suffered from life-gets-in-the-way-osis. Setting a goal to write just one page a day cured me in 2010. This discipline grew into an addictive habit that has since borne several novels, and dozens of short stories and novellas--many of which are published award-winners in Australia, the US and the UK.

My childhood reading diet consisted of Edgar Allen Poe, O'Henry, and Alfred Hitchcock Presents, plus horror comics like Tales From the Crypt. Anything out of this world like The Twilight Zone and Outer Limits had me glued to the television.

Inspired by these classics, I attempt to pen tales that are simply about the story and the characters and not about fancy words or beautiful descriptions. At the end of my stories I hope, wonderful reader, that you will feel you've enjoyed a journey into the fantastic with a neat twist at the end.

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Behind The Fire 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
booklover- More than 1 year ago
I am not normally a huge fan of horror. BUT ... this author's short stories are so well-written that I get deeply involved in the reading before I realize it. And one of my big enjoyments of her writing is that she also writes a story on how she came up with this particular idea. In Behind The Fire, she took a story out of a newspaper headline and turned it into a fascinating story. It starts with Emily and Bobby on trial for serial arson. As Emily testifies, she decides to tell the complete truth, no matter if anyone believes her or not. The story bounces back and forth between what she's saying now and then the bigger details that she's remembering. This is a complete novelette, less than 200 pages. It's a fast, enjoyable read. It begs to answer the question ... how far would you go to protect your family, your neighbors, your community?
jbarr5 More than 1 year ago
Behind the Fire by Susan May This book starts out with the trial of Bobbie and Emily Jessup. It alternates back in time to when the black things were discovered by Em. I wanted to read this book because of the talk of coal mines. I love hearing how the brave men work down below the surface and the new technology that some have in place to aid the miners and keep them safe. The book goes back to when Bobbie first discovered the paper by a man who had rented a truck and he started putting things together and found himself at many of the sites. Em is stricken when her brother Jimmy is in the mine when the accident happens and only one man makes it out alive. He tells of the black form thinking it's poisonous gas that is forming the shape. Nobody can understand what he's talking about. At the court trial again Bobbie testifies and then it's Em's turn and her testimony isn't what they had planned for her to say... Love the mystery and the unknown and allowing the reader to form their own opinions. I received this book from Library Thing via the author in exchange for my honest review.