Friday, December 23, 2011

QUICK REVIEW: "Danger Danger" - by Gerry McCullough

by Gerry McCullough

REVIEWED BY: Ellen Fritz

Two lives in parallel – twin sisters separated at birth, but their lives take strangely similar and dangerous roads until the final collision which hurls each of them to the edge of disaster.

Katie and her gambling boyfriend Dec find themselves threatened with peril from the people Dec has cheated. Jo-Anne (Annie) through her boyfriend Steven finds herself in the hands of much more dangerous crooks.

Can they survive and achieve safety and happiness?

As this story starts with a bang and never quite let’s up on the tension, it will hook you right from the beginning and keep you spell bound until you have read the very last sentence. This suspense laden and exciting tale takes the reader to the back streets and pubs of Belfast, Northern Ireland; to the wealthy homes of the same city and away to Switzerland - as well as into a Swiss bank. Drug dealing, theft and black mail are key elements in this highly addictive book.

The name of the book, “Danger Danger”, gives you a good idea of what it has in store for you. Two women - identical twins, both with values and moral standards which keep them from falling too deep into the world of crime - are willing to go to great lengths to help the men in their lives. The men however, do not have that many scruples...

I was extremely impressed with the characters. The twins, though identical, each have their own unique personality - one a truly gentle person who will sacrifice a great deal for others; and the other, less gullible. The men, both very unsavory characters, also have a surprise for the reader in store.

While reading this book, I was on the edge of my seat, turning the pages as fast as I can. The vivid descriptions of action scenes are so skillfully done that I found myself chewing my nails to the quick and starting each chapter in breathless anticipation. The romance that is weaved into the story lends it a sweetness and gentleness which I found really appealing and charming.

“Danger Danger” is the perfect read when looking for a book that will get your adrenaline pumping. This beautiful, action-filled novel deserves every one of its 5 stars!

ELLEN’S star rating: 5/5

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Gerry McCullough has been writing poems and stories since childhood. A graduate of Queen's University, Belfast, she lives in Northern Ireland, has four grown up children and is married to writer, songwriter and broadcaster, Raymond McCullough.

Gerry has had more than fifty short stories published in UK, Irish and American magazines, anthologies & annuals – and broadcast on radio. She was winner of the Cuírt International Literary Award for 2005 (Galway); shortlisted for the Brian Moore Award (Belfast) 2008; and commended in the 2009 Seán O'Faolain Short Story Competition, (Cork). Her first full-length novel, 'Belfast Girls', was published in November 2010, and she has several other books in the pipeline.

1 comment:

Gerry McCullough said...

Angie and Ellen, thanks so much for this marvellous 5 star review. You're definitely 5 star yourself!