- Title: Back for Christmas
- Author: John Collier
- Genre: Short Story
- Published: The New Yorker, October 7, 1939
- My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
*My opinions are my own.
*May contain spoilers.
Dr. & Mrs. Carpenter were going to America on a lecture tour She promised to bring him back for Christmas. His friends believed her. She managed everything so wonderfully.
This short was a great telling of the prefect crime. I can see why John Collier was an influence on Alfred Hitchcock.
John weaves the tale of an average man brought to the brink. As I walked over the edge with him I found myself enthralled. The abrupt end was the saddest part. I wish the story was longer so I could spend more time with Dr Carpenter.
This was a fun read and I would encourage everyone to give it a chance.