I rated it:
This book claims to be a novella, but it’s definitely more of a short story. I think readers need to keep this in mind. It doesn’t have the development and the more complex format of a novel. It’s an interesting short story thriller. Some of the reviews that I’ve read claimed that it was “preachy,” but I didn’t get that vibe from the book. I think the author was attempting to enforce the idea of how powerful a persons beliefs can be. In this particular case, they happen to be religious beliefs. The story was exciting and interesting, but I think that it may be misclassified. As I said, it’s a short story, not a novella, and I don’t think I’d necessarily call it a psychological thriller. It does have some underlying psychological aspects to it, but overall I would just classify it as a thriller. This author is no Edgar Allan Poe or Stephen King, but not many authors are. It’s a solid short story. Makes for a nice afternoon beach read. I’m definitely planning on looking into more of Graham’s “Accidental…” books.