Book Review: Legacy and Other Short Stories

Good Morning,

I hope you had a nice Memorial day and that you’re all rested up for the week to truly begin. I’m a bit hesitant to get back to work, but hey, it’s gotta happen right?

Today’s review is a bit of a surprise, even to me. I was having issues with the buddy read book, so I gave Legacy and Other Short Stories by Debbie Johansson a try.


Fun fact, I met Debbie here on WordPress and we have become pretty good friends. We both have a knack for the darker side of fiction, and I even got to interview her recently. You can find my interview with Debbie here.

Anyways, on to the review!


Jonathan befriends the new boy in class, but Jonathan has something sinister in mind.

A young boy tests his skills to continue his father’s legacy; a young woman goes to great lengths after a betrayal; a woman confronts her stalker. These stories, along with those of obsession, revenge, and teenage tragedy, explore the dark side of human nature.


The Review:



I gave this book of short stories four stars!

This is my first read of Johansson’s and also the first book of short stories I’ve read in I can’t remember how long, so I was excited to see how it struck me.

For sake of simplicity, I will review each story with a line or two about how I felt before moving to the next one.

This book is comprised of six short stories:


This one was my favorite. Creepy, and who doesn’t like vampires? Loved it!

Upon Reflection

Jealousy and revenge can fuel cruel desires. This story proves that, yikes!

The Lagoon

This one was really sad, and while it didn’t necessarily strike me as scary, there was a morbid vibe to it that I enjoyed.

Break of Day

Another vampire story, but I preferred Legacy. This one felt just a tad short.

The Long Goodbye

I liked the psych thriller kind of vibe this one had. Some people will do anything for love. Anything…

Killing Time

Family sure can be a pain, especially when you can’t stand them. Suppressed anger and resentment can make you do funny things…

All in all, this small book of short stories was a refreshing change of pace and was very entertaining. I can’t wait to read more from this author!


That’s a Wrap!

Thanks for stopping by, and happy reading!

Have you read this book before? What did you think? Do you have a book recommendation similar to this one? Feel free to share in the comments!

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  1. Hi Jonny. This is a pleasant surprise! It can be scary putting our work out there, so I’m glad you enjoyed it. Thank you so much for the review, I really appreciate it! 🙂

    • Haha, boo! I love surprising people!

      Totally, it can be really nerve-wracking, but I really did have a good time and can’t wait to check out your other story.

      Maybe I’ll surprise you again with another review!

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