Rabbit in the Road by Danika D Potts & Oliver Campbell
Rabbit in the Road
In 1966, there is a record store clerk who loves her life just the way it is.
One night on a train, Bevie Foster meets her soul mate Raymond Hughes. He is the man who is the key to unlocking her latent ESP, something she never believed to be possible.
Very quickly, Bevie realizes that Ray isn't quite the man he claims to be, and she will spend the next 14 years of her life trying to get away from him by any means necessary. She will see and experience things she never imagined, and learn not just about who people really are behind closed doors, but also the difference between justice... and revenge.
The debut novella of writing team Danika D Potts and Oliver Campbell,Rabbit in the Road is a suspenseful, shocking thriller about just how far one will go in order to preserve their way of life, and is sure to captivate and keep you reeling.
This story started off interesting, but then never followed through. The main character is super lame and just runs constantly. She never stops to try and fight and get free or anything. Slowly she starts trying to figure things out, but she is really weak even though she has super powers. The story really confused me at points as Bevie was just didn't make sense. She would just go with Ray without a thought. Like yes, I am here with my boyfriend and it is a special night, Ray shows up so oh well - I will just leave boyfriend cause...well I don't know why. It didn't really make sense. Like she is supposed to love these people and she just drops them instantly to go with this guy who she doesn't even like or trust to do who knows what. She doesn't even want to know what Ray is doing, but she is willing to be used whenever he calls. It was really frustrating. Then when she gets back from helping Ray she just leaves these guys and never looks back.
Nothing really gets explained very well either. It was all really quick and I wish there would have been more info. Like the church she goes to. Those people were kind of crazy scary, but she just runs out and saves the one girl (hopefully. She left her at the hospital so maybe no one would get her) then that was it from them. It just felt like if this would have been a longer book it could have been a really great story. Instead the authors decided on a shorter book and just left out most of the story...which is why I normally don't read short stories. Most of the new ones are just long books trying to fit into fewer pages which doesn't work. The ending was also confusing to me. I mean I get what happened, but I am still a little unsure why. I read the last chapters a few times and I still don't get why.
Overall if it would been longer and more developed I think the story would have been really interesting. As it is I felt like the plot wasn't developed as well as it could have been and so it felt a bit jumbled and like parts were missing.
Rating: ★ ★