WELCOME to the HOTEL YALTA – Victoria Dougherty

I seldom read short stories and it should have been glaringly obvious that WELCOME TO THE HOTEL YALTA was one such when I snatched it off Instafreebie without really reading the blurb, but liking the cover artwork.

Welcome to the hotel YaltaNo regrets, though; I read the six loosely interwoven Cold War-set espionage tales without pause. I liked the un-jarring style and the brilliant descriptions of the mostly sleazy characters with confusing motives, killings and liaisons. It could easily give me a complex that I am just too thick to understand, of course. That’s not to say that, a week later, I could even tell you what the stories were about. I can’t. All open-ended oddities with a curious selection of vaguely possible conclusions…

Victoria Dougherty

Victoria Dougherty, author.

The brilliant writing is the only reason I would still snatch up any of Victoria Dougherty’s work if it came my way, and certainly not be expecting any neatly parcelled package.

About peterjearle

Writer of thriller novels. 6 Published: 'Purgatory Road', 'The Barros Pawns', and the Detective Dice Modise Series:'Hunter's Venom - #1' 'Medicinal Purposes Only - #2', and 'Children Apart - #3; and 'Tribes of Hillbrow'; all from Southern Africa.
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