Esmeralda by Judith Leger Review

March 20, 2013

Esmeralda

Esmeralda by Judith Leger Review

Glory has been raising her daughter alone since the loss of her husband in the war. Thankfully she owns the farm where her and Cassie, her daughter, live. Mr. Lanter is her hired hand and while Glory doesn’t particularly like him, he does his job. Not many would live this far from town so she is happy he continues to work for her. Sheriff Will Moore, an old friend of both Glory and her deceased husband, stops by to check on her.

Cassie’s best friend Esmeralda has been watching over Glory’s family for as long as she can remember. Many people claim that Esmeralda has magical powers or that she is a witch but Glory knows better. Esmeralda is just an old weather beaten wooden statue that is slowly rotting away to nothingness.

When a scream pierces the mountain air, all that Glory knows or thinks she knows, is about to change.

A creepy short story very reminiscent of what was once upon a time found in an Alfred Hitchcock Presents collection. The storyteller pulls you in and keeps you focused until the hair raising end. Well worth the read!

I received my copy through the author in exchange for my honest review.

 

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