Interesting novella from Darkfuse by a popular writer who has recently joined the cast of regulars on their team of talented authors.
I did not like this novella as much as others from Darkfuse that I have read recently. The Fading Place is a “situational” type of story---a regular person finds themselves in a suddenly dangerous predicament and we watch as they evaluate their options (or dawdle, depending on your point of view), which as time and opportunities pass, become more and more narrow, until there is really one remaining option, one way out, one last hope. These stories can be quite compelling.
Tense writing, good characters, all in all well done, but just lacked that edge that would have ratcheted up the tension and made the waiting unbearable.
Three stars for me.