"Don't look now!" are the first words uttered in this short story by Daphne duMaurier. A couple is on holiday (as they say in Britain) in Venice, having lunch and making up stories about the people they see. It's seems light-hearted but the husband is trying to keep his wife's mind off the death of their 5 year old daughter. John, the husband, spies a pair of elderly ladies and convinces his wife Laura to follow one of them. The lady in turn tells her that the other lady with her, her sister, is psychic and has seen her daughter who has a warning for them both.
What happens next is a series of events that leads them into trouble and had me wondering if there was a way around it or if it was destiny.
I read this fairly long, short story in about an hour for the RIP challenge. This is the self titled story in the collection Don't Look Now and Other Stories. DuMaurier is the mistress of the suspense story with a realistic blend of the supernatural. Her characters are believable and sympathetic not to mention her ability to create a creepy atmosphere. Venice's twisting alley ways were the perfect setting for this tale. I look forward to reading the others.