Veronica’s first date with Sebastian not only stirs up a powerful attraction, but also a series of supernatural events that will tear them apart.
After countless hours of dead end online dating, Veronica meets up with Sebastian at a reportedly haunted restaurant, since he knows she has a fascination with the paranormal. While enjoying their meals and each other’s company, they share a shocking supernatural experience. Their romantic connection is overshadowed by the ghosts of their own pasts that threaten to destroy their budding relationship. Veronica decides she must return to the restaurant to face her past and dig up more answers. Unfortunately, she realizes she must go back, this time with a reluctant Sebastian. In the end, they join forces against the evil that stands between them, but will they make it out alive?
A short review for a short story!
This story had everything I love in a ghost story – it starts with a mystery and works its way back through events that led the characters to this point.
The ghosts followed all of the generally accepted rules of the supernatural, even falling into my favourite trope of ghosts existing in a place that held extreme emotions.
Veronica, the main character, is immediately likable and easy to empathise with so I was instantly hooked into the story – this is the most important thing in a short story where the reader has to be drawn in from the very beginning. The beauty of this story is that it’s both atmospheric and scary, while anything but predictable.
The pacing and suspense was excellent, leading up to the perfect ending for this story!