The first story revolves around two boys who are the only two boys left at their school during winter holiday. It's a pure ghost story. And the boys have a connection with each other for the rest of their lives due to their experience on that holiday.
The second story is about the death of a sibling. On his way home from his sisters funeral the main character's car breaks down. He winds up in a long time ago leper colony. The people he meets there really end up changing his life.
The third story is actually about a cat. A young man who has returned from fighting in the gulf area stays with his uncle. He is suffering from PTSD, and he claims that he sees a cat in the woods. And he suffers from an infected cat scratch.
What I Think
I thoroughly enjoyed reading all three of the stories. I have tried to decide which of the stories is my favorite. I waiver between the second and third story. I think the ending of the second story is the creepiest of the three. I won't tell you, but it makes you think about what if. But then again the third stories involves a cat as a main character. And it is an interesting way to use the feline as a character. But I like how the author connects the kitty to all of the characters in the story.
After reading these stories, I want to check out more of the author's books. I want to see if I enjoy them as much as I enjoyed these novellas.