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Reviewed by Chris Fischer for Readers' Favorite
Oubliette: A Forgotten Little Place, an offering by debut author Vanta M. Black, is a dark and twisty story that kept me up way past the time I should have been asleep! What is an "oubliette," you might ask? It's a hidden dungeon, one that only has access through its ceiling. In this tale, there is one particular oubliette that appears to have power, especially over lead character Veronica. As a child, she is tormented by monsters, so much so that she is hospitalized for psychiatric problems. As a young woman, she receives a job decorating a castle in France, one that is darkly related to the "dreams" she had as a child, although she is unaware of that until she is pulled to the hidden oubliette and all that occurred there. Will Veronica find the answers she has sought since her childhood? Read the book to find out.
I loved Oubliette: A Forgotten Little Place. Loved. It. How's that for a review? Well, it's definitely how I felt about this book. Author Vanta M. Black has a true gift in writing fiction that is mysterious, dark, funny and thrilling all at the same time. It's easy for me to highly recommend her book, and the best piece of advice I can give to readers, besides being sure to read this book as soon as they can, is to have enough time set aside to read it from start to finish. Once they start it, they simply won't want to put it down!