Daughters Synopsis: He looks for crimes that fall through the cracks, criminals who do horrible things to those who can’t defend themselves and get away with it. His ex-wife was murdered years ago, but until a mysterious young woman magically appears at his apartment, he had no reason to find out who did it or why. Soon the two of them are traveling up and down the length of California in order to bring a killer – and maybe a couple of others who deserve it – to justice.
This short story features an early version of the character who became Logan, the urban vigilante antihero of “Logan’s Young Guns.” -Goodreads Synopsis
Nathan Walpow does a great job of giving the best snippets of a thriller book in a mere 14 pages. This was the perfect entertaining read for someone who only has a few minutes on their hands, but needs their thriller fix. Heroes are fun, but as Daughters proves, anti-heroes can be even better especially when they’re ‘borderline sociopathic’, and watching this version of fatherly love and support as he helps his daughter try to track down who killed her mum just made me grin. I haven’t read the other story that features this basic character, but I have a feeling I’ll be looking it up sooner rather than later.
Overall this was a very well-written piece that ended on a satisfying note and its definitely worth your time. It certainly didn’t feel like it was a mere 14 pages, and I’d love to see it expanded just a tad bit further.