*69 by Blake Crouch

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Summary: Tim and Laura West receive a bizarre voicemail on their answering machine. Although the sound is muffled, the raised voices, suspicious thuds, and tortured gurgles lead them to believe that what they�re hearing is a brutal murder, unintentionally left as a voice message. As they try to decide what to do next, they are forced to consider a terrifying thought: What will happen when the killer realizes his mistake?

My Review: So I decided to listen to two short stories today, and let me say I am now a HUGE fan of Blake Crouch because if he can tell two great stories in a mere 30 pages I can’t imagine what he can pull off in a full length novel.

The premise of this book is dark, someone leaves a message on an answering machine of a murder… because they accidentally dialed you. I mean we have all sent accident texts, so it is something that can reasonably happen. What happens when the killer realizes his mistake before you realize who the killer is?

This short story was fantastic right until the very end. I can’t wait to continue reading more of Crouch. Anyone that can tell an amazing story quickly is a fantastic writer in my book!

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