Book Review: His Happy Place by Zakiya Dalila Harris

His Happy Place by Zakiya Dalila Harris

Getaway Collection #2

Amazon Original Stores

50 pages

Horror Anthologies/Mystery, Thriller, Suspense/90-minute Short Read


A quiet weekend in the wilderness, just the two of them. How romantic. But new love turns to terror in a suspenseful short story from the New York Times bestselling author of The Other Black Girl.

When Ama’s straitlaced boyfriend, Nathan, invites her to his secluded upstate New York cabin for the weekend, she can’t say no. It’s a chance for them to escape the city’s distractions, share intimate secrets, and take their relationship to a deeper level. By day, it feels like the perfect love story. But when Ama is awakened by strange events, she starts to wonder if she really wants to know everything about Nathan.

His Happy Place by Zakiya Dalila Harris is part of Getaway, a collection of six stories about dream escapes that take unimaginable, even sinister, turns. Each piece can be read or listened to in a single sitting.

You can it read as an ebook or hear it narrated by Shayna Small—and Prime & Kindle Unlimited members can download the whole collection for free.

Getaway is a suspense collection featuring six original short stories about vacations that take unimaginable detours, written by acclaimed authors Sally Hepworth, Zakiya Dalila Harris, Catherine Steadman, Luanne Rice, Jess Lourey, and Rumaan Alam. Getaway is available in ebook and digital audio formats.



I was left unfulfilled by the second offering in the Getaway Collection. His Happy Place did not feel like a complete story and  was a bit confusing at times. I’m really not sure of what I read. I was looking for a quick read and I was able to read this under 45 minutes. The plot had promise, just didn’t work for me.

Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (September 19, 2022)

eBook read via Amazon Prime Reading

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