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A Dangerous Man Paperback – October 21, 2015
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Anne Brooke lives in Surrey, UK. She is a multi-published author in a variety of genres, including gay erotic romance, fantasy, comedy, thrillers, biblical fiction and the occasional chicklit novel. Her fiction has been shortlisted for the Harry Bowling Prize (for novels set in London) and the Royal Literary Fund Scheme. When not writing, she spends time in the garden attempting to differentiate between flowers and weeds. Occasionally, she can also be found in the kitchen making cakes. Every now and again, they are edible.
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This book digs into the mind of a victim as he tries to maintain control of the past buried in his subconscious and the current events swirling around him as he seeks the one thing that will fix everything. As always seems to happen, there lurks another person with enough similarities to Michael's father that the caged and tortured animal finally breaks out of his cage and lashes uncontrollably at everything blocking his escape from his haunted past and miserable present. Parts of the story may not make sense to the reader, but this is a very good look at the outward life and inward thoughts of someone whose life is unraveling inside even as things seem to get better on the outside.
The sad thing about this book is that all of us probably know a few people like Michael who struggle with even simple tasks and have difficulty focusing on activities. This does not mean that they are bad or violent, but maybe need a friend to talk to and keep the wild animal inside. They often need guidance and counseling even if they do not think so. You probably also know a child or teenager who might be suffering from abuse, physical, mental, emotional, or combinations thereof. Report suspected abuse, regardless of age. Battered women and elder abuse happen frequently. A battered man is less common, but it happens.
This book is now firmly planted in your head. Take action with your heart to help prevent the reactions when things snap. Reporting is usually anonymously, but you will know what you have done to help. Thanks,
This was definitely a dark and disturbing story. It has garnered mixed responses from those who have read it. Most seem to rate it highly but others have found it too uncomfortable. It is definitely hard to say you 'like' it.
It is not an easy book to read and I found the ending painful and unexpected. It is a depressing story although very thought provoking. Should you read it? I'd say yes but be prepared for an emotional read without a happy ending.
I won't say more, there have been enough reviews written that go into depth. I would recommend checking out Kazza's review on Goodreads for some more insight into the story.
Being in Michael's head has left me anxious and depressed. It's not a good feeling. I was actually scared to turn pages in my Kindle for fear of what would come next. When a book makes you feel that way you know you've read a story that will never leave you. I'm going to go cry now.
Alex Beecroft, author of Captain's Surrender