This short story is a welcome return to Melton Manor for loyal readers of The Grayson Trilogy but it is also a stand-alone story and a delicious taster for anyone tempted to read A Single Step.
Will Carlton, one of the characters from the trilogy, now reveals his innermost thoughts. We knew he was charming and attractive but here is the explanation of his fear of commitment. After a night of passion with an attractive girl he will probably not see again, we learn how service in Iraq has affected his view of life.
This story demonstrates the complete involvement Georgia has in the world of her trilogy. The characters are real human beings with emotional baggage and deep feelings and she cares about each one. As a single short story, The Joker, is perfectly crafted, ending just as you would wish.
For a fuller, superb review go to Barb Taub’s blog.
My review of A Single Step is here