I came across this one on Goodreads since I’m a fan of Stephen King. Although I am reading two other books at this time, I figured it wouldn’t hurt to read a short story in between.
This one was a quick read, but as usual King delivers a story that quickly draws you in and keeps you thinking. Trusdale’s profession of innocence in the death of this little girl convinced the Sheriff to dig for more proof. But time is running out fast and there’s just no other explanation.
With a short story it’s hard for character development and back story but King gives you enough about the accused to see how he could be innocent and how he could be guilty. The pacing of the story was just right, and there was never a dull moment.
You can read the story for yourself here. It took me less than and hour to read, with distractions.