Saturday, April 1, 2017

Dangerous Games by Danielle Steel- Review




Book Name         - Dangerous Games
Author                  - Danielle Steel 
Publisher              - PAN Mac Millan
Number of Pages -400
Publishing Year   - 2017
Edition                  - Paperback 
Price                     - 399

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Rating : 4.0


My Review


A girl who gets pregnant with a boy whom she barely knows, while in school, and wanting their child to be born in the wedlock, they get married and months later he dies. Rejected by the guy's family, the girl returns to her windowed mother with her infant daughter. Any reader would expect the scenario to be that of a woman who finds second love or settles for a 9 to 5 job or thriving for a living. But Danielle Steel never make her women give up on their lives. Alix Phillipe completes her studies, leaving her kids with her mother and becomes a seasoned television correspondent.

A woman who invariably puts her life in danger while reporting riots, natural disasters as well as political incontinence. Alix's life changes forever with a scoop that involves US Vice President, Tony Clark.  With the help of  the man behind the camera, Ben,  Ailx unearths the sleaziest scandals of the history of United States. Love, loss, threat, scandals, hatred, suspense, action - the book has everything that hooks the readers.

Characterization is the USP of the book, especially that of Olympia Foster. There is another dimension of relations portrayed beautifully. Contrary to what we see in thrillers off late, there are no squeezing in of unnecessary romantic or making out sequences. A glimpse of Geo-political scenario is given with subtlety. 


In spite of being a wonderful book by a talented, experienced and bestselling author, some of the glitches could not be overlooked. The switch between dialogues and narration was not smooth. The suspense behind Bill Foster's murder was pretty obvious and lacked the shocking element. The climax is different from normal thrillers. It's more of an extended epilogue. The game set by Tony Clark is quite dangerous with a varying graph.

This review is in return of a free book from the publisher  

About the author


Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world's most popular authors, with over 650 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include Property of a Noblewoman, Blue, Precious Gifts, Undercover, Country, Prodigal Son, Pegasus, A Perfect Life and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina's life and death; A Gift of Hope, a memoir of her work with the homeless; and the children's books Pretty Minnie in Paris and Pretty Minnie in Hollywood. Danielle is famous for her powerfully emotional and inspirational stories about family, life and love. Her novels will be enjoyed by readers of Jodi Picoult, Penny Vincenzi and Diane Chamberlain.