Barbara Avon has done it again! A fantastic set of vignette stories wrapped around a creative theme. Each story is self-contained and each has an unexpected twist at the end. Even the intro: "Each room is its own unique story; each chapter, a room. Check in at Owl Eyes and stay a spell, won't you? There's always room for the dead."
The reader quickly understands the theme/the format; the enjoyment is unimpeded and the twist, even though you know it is coming, is still thrilling each and every time!
My one negative is that some of the vignettes are too short, I wish for more detail, a larger story, a fuller treatment of the characters. More!
Owl Eyes is short, 100 pages in the paperback, but the writing is vivid, exciting, tight, and full. My biggest complaint is there is not more of it.
Me as a critic (be careful! the harshness will be well concealed!)