Invisible Fences by Norman Prentiss

Invisible Fences - Steve Gilberts, Norman Prentiss, Keith Minnion

It's taken me a while to write this review because it's not clear to me how to do it without spoiling everything. Since I don't want to do that, I will be brief.

 

A coming of age tale, (sort of), involving young Nathan, his sister Pam, the baby sister they both lost, and their parents, (each dealing with the loss of their daughter in a different way.)

 

In the end, Invisible Fences is a literary ghost story. It doesn't show its cards until near the very end and when it is done, you will be forced to fold yours. It's powerful, sad and realistic.

 

The title refers to stories, (or warnings), that our parents told us, which drew invisible lines, we as children, shouldn't cross. Don't go in the woods, there are drug fiends in there! You know, things like that.

 

Let's review-powerful, sad and so realistic that the I felt as if I could reach out and touch the characters- any one of them-they were that solid. I also believe that I will be thinking about them for a while.

 

I highly recommend this novella to fans of literary dark fiction!