The Imposters of Badington Bay


Fiction - Short Story/Novela
16 Pages
Reviewed on 12/29/2019
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Author Biography

Robert E. Kearns won 1st Place in the 2019 Pencraft Awards for his debut novel Hy Brasil: Island of Eternity.

He has also written the novels Crabb and Carnivore.

In addition, Kearns has composed several short stories, sketches and poems with a number of these works gaining high praise.

Robert lives and writes in Dublin, Ireland

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite

The Imposters of Badington Bay by Robert E. Kearns is the story of a man who came to Badington on a mission and finds out everything is not as it seems in this sleepy little town. Badington is not a place where you look for entertainment that goes beyond a few hours. People come to this town and leave it quickly as well. But for Mr. Chelmsford, Badington is more than a little town with nothing to offer. He is a city gentleman and he has some purchase to make from a man he does not really trust. But the man has something Chelmsford would love to acquire. However, soon Chelmsford realizes that the game he is playing may be a little too difficult for him and he may never be able to recover after what happens in Badington.

The Imposters of Badington Bay by Robert E. Kearns is a short yet very entertaining story. My literature professor used to say that the perfect short story is like a slice of life; no matter how you look at it, it’s complete and concise. This story is a perfect example. The story flows at a pace that keeps the plot going; my interest was built the moment Mr. Chelmsford was introduced and I knew I needed to know what he was doing in a town like this. While no time period is mentioned, the style of the narrative and the dressing of the characters are a clear indicator of the historical era and I think the author handled it all really well. A quick read that I enjoyed a lot!

Eimear

Another fine story from this author.