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BOOK REVIEW: Dangerous Games by Danielle Steel

By Rimshascorner

March 18, 2023


BOOK :  DANGEROUS   GAMES
AUTHOR :  DANIELLE STEEL
PUBLISHED :MARCH, 2017
GENRE : ADULT FICTION, THRILLER
RATING :  ★★
SOURCE : Thank you, Panmacmillan India for a review copy.
GOODREADS  | AMAZON.IN

GOODREADS ‘S SYNOPSIS –

Television correspondent Alix Phillips dodges bullets and breaks rules to bring the most important news to the world from riots in America to protests on the streets of Tehran. With her daughter in college, and working alongside cameraman Ben Chapman, a deeply private ex-Navy SEAL, Alix revels in the risks and whirlwind pace of her work. But her latest assignment puts her at the center of an explosive story that will reshape many lives, including her own: investigating damning allegations involving the vice president of the United States, Tony Clark.

Alix starts with a nationally revered woman who may be the key to exposing frightening secrets. Olympia Foster is the fragile, reclusive widow of America’s most admired senator, who had been destined for the presidency before an assassin’s bullet felled him. Since then, Olympia has found emotional support from Clark, who once wanted her as his wife and now stands as her protector and confidant. When Alix begins to dig deeper, federal agents pick up the trail. Then the threats begin.

As the stakes rise in this dangerous game, Alix needs Ben’s help as never before. And soon they realize they are grappling with an adversary far more sinister than they had imagined. 

Danielle Steel has been one of my favourite authors from quite a while. That homely feeling that I use to get from her plot was so engaging.

But reading this book was not the same. This did not feel like Danielle Steel. It felt as if she was trying to copy or maybe she was just writing for the sake of writing.
The harder she tried to make this plot more engaging ,the more it lost its grip.

Being an honest reader, reviewer and admirer; I have to be a bit brutal because I expect a lot more.

I gave it two stars and and not one for a reason. It was not out of sympathy but rather for the main character toughness and character card.

Things I hated about this book –
. Plot : The story structure was not engaging at all. It was as if she was writing just for the sake of finishing the script. Not impressed.
2. This is not what Danielle Steel is known for. She is known for heartwarming stories which leave an impact on you.

But this felt very commercial. – I was a fan of her writing , simplistic tale but this book disappointed me a lot.

I was saddened because I did not enjoy her book.

Go for her other works they are better than this.

HAPPY READING !