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  • Writer's pictureMichelle Grey

Pen Pal, J.T. Geissinger



Story Blurb


The first letter arrived the day my husband was buried. It was postmarked from the state penitentiary, and contained a single sentence:


I’ll wait forever if I have to.


It was signed by Dante, a man I didn’t know.


Out of simple curiosity, I wrote back to ask him what exactly he was waiting for. His reply?


You.


I told the mystery man he had the wrong girl. He said he didn’t. I said we’d never met, but he said I was wrong.


We went back and forth, exchanging letters every week that grew increasingly more intimate. Then one day, the letters stopped. When I found out why, it was already too late.


Dante was at my doorstep.


And nothing on earth could have prepared me for what happened next.


My Thoughts/Opinion

This book was a little darker than I normally read, but it was really well done. While I felt confident that I'd figured out the twist about halfway through, the writing and story were so good, I had to finish to make sure I was right. Note: This book is definitely for mature audiences only. Readers should read trigger warnings before reading the book.


Favorite Quote:

“Funny thing, isn’t it, hindsight? It’s memory, but with new understanding tacked on, so that the past means something different than it did before.”

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