Payback in Wayback – Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat
‘Self-derision mocked him. What did he expect after spending twelve years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit? How did he forget the 4,380 days he’d waited for answers, and for the woman who never came? Was it not supposed to matter? Truth was – it did. It was why he’d come back to Wayback.’
Corey had served his term of 12 years in prison and now he was back where everything had originally started – Wayback, Texas. He was back for revenge as well as answers. The father of his one and only love, Tiffany, had put him in prison and then allowed her to marry Wayback’s oil Barron Les Covington. Les was twice Tiffany’s age and had passed away two years earlier leaving her with a son and more money than she would ever need.
Payback in Wayback is a story that really pulls at your heart strings. The lives of three people were put on hold due to one person’s wrong doings. Rebuilding those lives will take a lot of patience and understanding and like all good stories, there is a lesson to be learned by all of us in reading Payback in Wayback. This was a very enjoyable, well written short story and I look forward to reading more of Lynda Coker’s works.
The Wild Rose Press