This remarkably brings to fore the conflict of emotions and the certainty of motivation in the character, which is so human and universal. The dialogue between Karen and Danny systematically unfolds the plot, exhibiting a mix of stability and surprise that the readers are bound to find interesting. The pace of the narrative is steady and terse, managing to gently hold on to the readers’ attention, until it culminates into a pleasant, open ended and a positively relieving climax, with the entry of Peter or possibly someone else.
The writer immaculately exhibits a firm and understanding grip over the child psychology. The usage and treatment of dialogue is touchingly sensitive and emphatic. The conflict within the main characters that are Carmen and Sebastian, which stands to be so external in its scope and treatment throughout the text, almost suddenly metamorphoses into a purely internal struggle that between the constrained temporal realities of Carmen and her troubled and versatile imagination. The hallmark of the plot is that instead of relying on elaborate explanations ensuing forth from some omniscient point of view, as is so common to find in such writings, it leans on a systematic and stable development of dialogue to elaborate on the mindset of the main character. The rawness of power struggle between Luis and Carmen is expressed economically and effectively. The climax is gripping, apt and emphatically touching, furnishing a delicate but perpetuating release. In that sense, this piece of creative writing is very masterly and mature.
Considering the visible affiliation of this piece to the thriller genre, the writer has to a great extent succeeded in exploiting the so essential elements of suspense, surprise and violence, which are the standard and inevitable trademarks of this discipline. The characterization is effective and apt. The writer has successfully managed to lead the dialogue from an initial simplicity to a