Rick Florino seems to have a knack for surprise endings and eerie storytelling. In Dolor: Arielle Book III, Sam, the main character gets involved in some strange situations, which impact his life a lot more than he cares to think.
Florinoâ€™s novella starts with Samâ€™s inner thoughts regarding his lawyer job and issues with his wife, Arielle. Samâ€™s written as an average guy with annoying clients, and the stress of his marriage impacting work. The reader finds out that ironically, he is a divorce lawyer.
Sam and Arielleâ€™s issues wind up in a twisted connection to one of his clientâ€™s cases. Florino brilliantly connects the strange occurrences of a symbolic pentagram to Sam in a way that keeps the reader hooked throughout.
Although the novella is roughly thirty pages, it is chock full of symbolism, character development, and intriguing suspense.