I’m a big fan of short reads, and have been indulging in them a bit more often lately. I picked this one up last night expecting an awesome ride, but what I got blew me completely away!! Especially since the characters Will and Bree come from another of Candace’s books, one that I absolutely loved, so to have them thrown into the horrible nightmare that is body snatchers on a spaceship really threw me for a loop!
I wasn’t expecting the outcome at all, not in the slightest.
What starts out as a lovely family moment showing the world just how much love Bree and Will have for one another, along with their daughter Kattie. They’ll do anything for eachother, including the escape from a crumbling Earth. While on their way to a place more pure and safe for their Kattie, Bree wakes in the night to a frisky sleeping Will. She stops his shenanigans before it gets out of hand and wakes Kattie, and then goes in search of food and water from the main hall since they’re up. It’s odd, the way the lights are flickering pared with the silence of the ship… Then WHAM! Candace drops the reader right into a suspenseful, and twisty ride. Splitting skin, creepy alien kids with super strength, bloody gore and heinous death.
Don’t let the size of this book fool you, it’s packing a punch! 5 stars! Excellent read!! Kudos Candace, you remain in my top favorite independent authors, you’re an amazing writer!
Moving to another planet should be easy, right? For Bree, she believed this to be true. But when something sinister wakes aboard her spacecraft, Bree and her family discover that surviving passage through space will be anything but easy.
A Layer Hidden is a short story with a hint of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.