The Dangerous Kind by Deborah O’Connor – Book Review

The Dangerous Kind by Deborah O’Connor – Book Review

The Dangerous Kind by Deborah O Connor

The Dangerous Kind

Author – Deborah O’Connor
Publisher – Zaffre
Pages – 448
Released – 16th May 2019
ISBN-13 – 978-1785766046
Format – ebook, paperback, hardcover, audio
Review by – Cara
Rating – 4.5 Stars
I received a free copy of this book.
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One in 100 of us is a ‘potentially dangerous person’ – someone likely to commit a violent crime. We all know them: these charmers, liars and manipulators. The ones who send prickles up the back of our neck. These people hide in plain sight, they can be teachers, doctors, holding positions of trust, of power.

Jessamine Gooch makes a living tracking the 1 in 100. Each week she broadcasts a radio show that examines brutal offences, asking if more could have been done to identify and prevent their perpetrators.

But when she agrees to investigate a missing person case involving a young mother, she is drawn into a web of danger that will ultimately lead to the upper echelons of power, and threaten the safety of her own family.

What if the people we trust are the ones we should fear?

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Jessamine has everything she could ask for. A great career as a radio host, a loving daughter, and caring friends but that is about to change when she is approached by a young lady asking for help to find her missing friend.

Intrigued by the details Jessamine sets about finding the answers with the help of her listeners and colleagues. What she finds along the way is not what she is prepared for.

The Dangerous Kind focuses on two people, one from the past and one from the present. As the story develops you find yourself trying to figure out what links these two people together which to me, made the plot a lot more interesting.

The layout of the book made it very easy knowing which time-frame you were reading about, avoiding any unnecessary confusion, with the chapters very clearly marked.

The Dangerous Kind is a well-written story, I found myself drawn in every time I picked the book up and I enjoyed learning more about each of the characters and their lives as the book progressed.

Throughout the story, I tried to figure out where our missing person could be and who may have done what. I am usually quite good at figuring things out and although I guessed some parts correctly I did not figure out the full story making this book pleasantly unpredictable.

I often become frustrated if I finish a story and still have many unanswered questions, luckily that was not the case with this book as it was wrapped up nicely.

I believe the author has written another book previously, and after reading this one I will happily go out and buy it.

Book Reviewer – Cara

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About the Author

Deborah OConnor The Dangerous Kind

Deborah O’Connor is a writer and TV producer. Born and bred in the North-East of England, she now lives in London with her husband and daughter.




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16 Responses

  1. Alex Jo Haber says:

    Good review

  2. Tasha says:

    Great review. I have added this to my TBR.

  3. DJ Sakata says:

    I like unpredictable stories that keep me guessing – excellent reviewing!

  4. Samantha says:

    Sounds different and refreshingly unpredictable. Nice review.

  5. Kathy West says:

    I like stories that keep me guessing.

  6. Great review!

  7. Great review Cara, I’m really glad you fully enjoyed reading this book and it looks and sounds absolutely amazing and fantastic book. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

  8. Robin Loves Reading says:

    Great review. Glad this worked for you.

  9. Thank you, glad you like it.

  10. Thank you. I hope you enjoy it too.

  11. I know, me too. Thanks.

  12. It is certainly all of those things. Thanks.

  13. Me too, that’s why this book is amazing.

  14. Thank you. I’m happy you liked it.

  15. Thanks, the book is certainly amazing.

  16. Thank you. Me too.