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Review: The Seller of Sins by Kristina Gallo

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Karolina and Filip are a childless couple in a marriage full of daily conflicts and frustrations. Karolina eases her loneliness in a fantasy world of internet chat rooms with strangers while Filip remains blind to her pain.
Filip wonders if any of the cyberspace connections Karolina finds mean actual betrayal or could something totally different be going on? His search for answers leads him on an unconventional life-altering journey that includes the mysterious Blanka, an obsessive woman addicted to love.

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The Seller of Sins by Kristina Gallo is a satirical story of situational fragility of human relationships and love, where no holds barred author ( Gallo ) tells a twisted story of eroticism, night life, deception, mystery and temptation. Then, we have the mother-in-law; without spoiling too much of the story, I would have really liked to see some more violence with the family knife scene than there was. The first half of this book worked a lot better for me than the second half, where it became a bit too verbose and a trudge to read through. There were some formatting issues with the Kindle view:

© 2019, Kristina Gallo – Kindle formatting issues.

Gallo does capture the essence of relationships we can sometimes get into and how they can become twisted in ways we cannot imagine, questioning what pure love is and how decisions about those twists can affect our overall outlook and further outcomes in life. Some potential gems in the story weren’t expanded upon and would have liked to see a little more depth with, even for this short, 63 page story. The second half of the story looks like a first draft ( a lot of one line paragraphs ). If I were to split the first half of the book and rate it, it would have scored it higher than the second, with the opening scene being the highlight of the book for me. At no point in time reading this book, did it become totally undecipherable or illegible. There was very little in the form of poetic or visually stimulating writing, but that little bit stuck it’s head out in the beginning of the book. I’m really not a fan of situational stuff on it’s own and the paranormal part really didn’t ring a bell with me; so, in that regard, this book really isn’t my flavor.

Conclusion:

The Seller of Sins by Kristina Gallo really could use a second comb through by the Author to polish those moments ( especially in the second half of the book ) when this story had the opportunity to really shine. While this author is not a native speaker of English, I have read better stories from authors that don’t speak English natively. This book has some formatting issues that should be addressed. All things considered, to call this story a complete waste would be inaccurate and I give this short story ★★★☆☆ three stars out of five.

Guys, until next time – may you find all the happiness that your life can fit in it’s happy spot – S.D. McKinley

By S.D. McKinley

S.D. McKinley lives in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. He was born in the first half of the 1980's and grew up in Wisconsin as a young boy, then moved to Georgia when he turned exactly twelve years old. During teenage years, he raced dirt track go karts and played guitar. He discovered his current love for all kinds of art after his mid-life crisis at 25 years old. S.D. McKinley began writing books in 2017.

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I’ve actually had string of luck with the indies, up until this one, which is I think, the second lowest rated book review on SDMcKinley.com. I’m not mad at all though, although at one point it almost dipped to two stars, sadly.

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