Fire In The Hole

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Fire In The Hole

Karl Drinkwater
4 ratings

A baby left unattended. A momentary impulse.

Chloe has been shunned as an outsider, when all she wants is to care for a child. Suddenly the opportunity is right there, in front of her. Surely it’s not kidnapping if you’re full of love? A split-second decision propels her into a course of action that’s as tragic as it is irreversible.

Quick Drinks are standalone versions of Karl Drinkwater’s best-loved short stories. Discover characters to root for – and characters to dread – in tales of humanity, endurance, and spirit.

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"A tragic tale of desperation, mental health issues and how too many are falling through the cracks of the system. How perception is everything and misconceptions frame the way we view certain individuals."
Cheryl M-M's Book Blog

"Short stories are great because you don’t have to commit to long periods of time. In our busy lives, we can read one when we have time and then read more later.
Such an emotional read for me. The speaker was the villain, but a very damaged villain. She first was introduced as a person who seemed mentally challenged, but then the story took a horrific turn. As the creepy woman got the idea to steal the baby and then took off, I literally was so afraid of what would happen next.
The author really knows how to grab you and hold you with such intensity of emotion!"
Lisa's Reading

"A single-hander, the character development is superb and as the story progressed I found my feelings towards the woman constantly changed even while my heart was in my mouth. Highly recommended."
Hair Past A Freckle

"My stomach was knotted throughout, sick with fear for the safety of a snatched baby. I’m in awe of the author’s ability to write such compelling characters who evoke the degree of emotions I experienced."
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