Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Review: Eighteen by CJ Maughan

Genre: Contemporary Fiction/Supernatural Fiction


“Florence Dantes is a haunted woman. Loss, grief, regret – these are the ghosts that keep her company. Day after day she lives in her past, a continual loop with only one escape. Loosely based on Dante’s Inferno, this is the story of redemption that can only begin within the deepest circle of hell.”


“C.J. Maughan is a former chemist who realized she was much better at writing fiction than lab reports. She is oddly fascinated with melancholy and tends to prefer stories that are depressingly beautiful.”


Life is hell. At least it is for Florence Dantes. But is what comes after life better?
This was an interesting and entertaining read. I don’t want to say much about the plot other than to say the concept was clever. The story should provoke some introspection about life, decisions we make, and maybe get the average reader to consider their approach to life’s setbacks.

Buy now from:            Amazon US        Amazon UK

Format/Typo Issues:

A small number of typos and other proofreading misses.

Rating: **** Four Stars

Reviewed by: BigAl

Approximate word count: 50-55,000 words

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