Million and published as eBooks available mostly via Smashwords.com, by its summary, “When she first starts her new job, working the night shift in a nocturnal call centre Elizabeth immediately knows something is wrong, a coldness in the atmosphere and her creepy colleagues watch her every move.” Not that I can relate to the creepy colleagues, but the call centre was a familiar enough environment to encourage me to take up this one. At first it probably seemed like this was another teenage tale (Elizabeth, being the main character was a creative writing major working part-time during a summer break, though), but it was an eBook for anyone looking for a time-out from work and a good twenty-minutes’ read. The language is simple and easy to understand. There are no fancy, intertwining words or metaphors but the personifications are very well understood and easily related to. Each situation is described clearly and concisely that it’s easy to imagine the set-up and get-up brought forward by each venue and individual. Words are arranged with precision, giving the impression that Million is a writer au naturel. The characters were described crisply. Again, Million exercised conciseness in their descriptions, enough for readers to form a graphical image in their minds as to how the main players of the story talked and looked like. The plot was to-the-point, the eccentrics or The Lifers were given uniformity – weird, overbearing, introverts. It’s not difficult to keep track of the events as they moved from one situation to the other as the setting was solely in the call centre itself, at night. Dialogues were spread evenly – enough for compact descriptions and the accompanying dialogues. It was easy to get drawn into the plot. It was not one of those stories that dragged on for some time before coming to the pinnacle. It escalated steadily throughout, from the night Elizabeth started her first shift, getting to know The Lifers, forming a friendship with Cassie, to unraveling the events that led to Cassie’s suicide. An unexpected twist came after the revelation that Cassie was just a ghost and The Lifers initially seemed to be merely seniors eaten away by guilt for their wrong-doings towards her, never did I expect that The Lifers themselves were ghosts too, a trio of disturbed souls who have not crossed over. Evidently Million plotted the story carefully so as not to tell too much too soon. At the end of the story it was later revealed that Elizabeth had been on the wrong floor all along and this sent shivers down my spine, picturing how she had sat at the desk of a deceased staff and conversing as well as interacting with The Lifers, even making drinks in the coffee break room when in fact she had been all alone, in the dark, with ghosts. In a nutshell, I enjoyed it, and am looking forward to reading more of Million’s works.