Summary

Diverse, dark-humored, and deliciously bite-sized, this compelling collection of 12 short stories by JT Lawrence include:
"Escape" - A story about about a suicidal baby who knows he was born into the wrong life, and has to get creative to correct the mistake, much to his mother's horror.
"The Itch" - An intense, uncontrollable, unexplainable itch lands the protagonist in a mental institution.
"Bridge Gate" - In this poignant and charming short story, a daughter yearns to connect with her absent father through the letters they exchange. She's not put off by his pedantic corrections of her writing, despite the slow reveal that he is less than perfect himself.
"The Unsuspecting Gold-Digger" - A woman gradually poisons her husband so that she doesn't have to break his heart.
©2016 JT Lawrence (P)2017 JT Lawrence
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4 out of 5 stars
By Norma Miles on 07-01-18

If the balance is off, bad things can happen.

In the book Sticky Fingers, J.T.Lawrence has given the reader twelve beautifully written and unexpected short stories. Each is quite unique, told almost exclusively from the point of view of the main protagonist, be that a kleptomaniac woman, a suicidal baby or, in the case of this reader's personal favourite, Travelling Slacks, a detailed entry into the Trip Adviser Review and the conversation which results from it between the guest and the owner of the establishment.

Each time, the author takes the reader inside the head of the character who is telling their own story, and sometimes there just might be another person already inside, as in the detective investigation, She Did It. And not everything is as it first appears. Most are enjoyable, all very readable and strange but at the same time completely human and real, little tastes of the surprising unique individuality of people.

The audiobook is narrated by Bianca Flanders and it is a reading rather than a performance, with little variation given to different character definition. The timbre of her voice is pleasant and well paced, she reads, too, with apparent understanding and her pronunciation crystal sharp. However, her slight accent (South African?) sometimes left me uncertain of a given word, as in the story entitled The Itch which I initially believed was called The Etch, to my puzzlement. This mistake rapidly was corrected but there were other occasions where the meaning remained unresolved. But overall, hers was a good narration.

Sticky Fingers is more than a collection of short stories. It is a coming together of a small group of individuals, each with some strange quirk which the author brings vividly to life for the reader. Not necessarily always likable, each is, however, interesting and well worth getting to know. It is a remarkable experience.
Definitely recommended.

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5 out of 5 stars
By TerryHeth on 27-10-17

Great mix of stories

This was fab. Such a mix from Itch, an itch that has consequences to Sticky Fingers how tempting to pick that up and why?
JT Lawrence has covered lots of topics to tempt the listener to keep them enthralled. The narrator is very clear and well spoken. Very enjoyable.

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5 out of 5 stars
By kenny on 18-09-18

Fun stories for the busy bee

Fun dark and humorous. Short stories so they can be easily digested when you don’t have time to sit through a huge epic

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5 out of 5 stars
By Margaret on 31-07-18

Could not choose a favorite

This is the sixth book I’ve read/listened to by this author. I’ve previously listened to When Tomorrow Calls series, The Stepford Florist, and The Sigma Surrogate.
These short stories are well-rounded, interesting, entertaining and engaging. Each one was so different. There are several lines throughout that I’d love to remember, like... “poor life choices are like a tattoo. They’re always under the skin. Best just not to get a tattoo” (mind, I’ve nothing against tattoos gotten in a meaningful way, but the point is still made). Or, “don’t let your broken heart lead you down a barbed path you can’t reverse out of”. I think this is valid for poor life choices as well.

This is the first book I’ve listened to by this narrator (Bianca Flanders)and I would listen to another. Her delivery was great and voices well done. I think she did an excellent job with these stories.

There are no explicit sex scenes, excessive violence or swearing.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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