Friday, 10 March 2017

Dangerous Games by Danielle Steel : Book Review

Book : Dangerous Games
Author: Danielle Steel
Pages : 308
Publisher: Pan Macmillan India
Rating : 4.5/5 stars.
Blurb : Alix Phillips is a successful TV news journalist always willing to put herself on the frontline for her job. All that matters is getting the story. 

After great loss in her early life, Alix struggles to let anyone get too close. The only people she has allowed to get close to her are her mother, Isabelle - their bond is so strong that it crosses oceans - and her nineteen-year-old daughter, Faye. And Ben, her friend and cameraman. Neither of them fears death - it's love that is more terrifying. 
When Alix's boss suspects a major political scandal in the White House involving the Vice-President, he sends Alix to uncover the truth. This story could blow the corridors of power wide open and this time Alix is feeling the heat. But then she receives some devastating news which helps her to put her life in perspective and find out what is truly important to her. 
For someone who was never scared, Alix now realizes that the time has come to play some very Dangerous Games.
Review: Let's take a minute to appreciate and applaud the beauty of the cover of the book because it is one epitome of gorgeous. There are a number of ways the novel pleased me and I am glad I have given it a read. A totally awesome combination of 99% thrill and 1% romance, this book is sure to quench the thirst of thriller lovers.
Dangerous games was my first, yes, I repeat it was my FIRST this miraculously talented author about whom I had often heard over coffee and breaks. What amazes me the most is how Steel manages to convey the thrilling life of a Television Reporter without being on the way side or resulting in any failure of the enormous amount of information in 300 pages.

The initial aspect of this book had me gripped in an infatuation because of the totally amazing coalesce of words and meaning around the thrilling personality of Alix Philip. And slowly as I delved into the book, my afternoon meal went unnoticed till I had finished the book because that's how much gripping I found it. Alix Philips definitely turns out as a hero because for me heroism is her captivating voice and her personality built around her by the author which is strong enough to make you hear her voice through the pages. Despite being a widow and the mother of a college girl, Faye, she doesn't contemplate before taking up a mission and is always ready to face dangers with Ben Chapman, her cameraman. She and Ben make an amazing couple as both embrace dangers together with no fear.

Ben's character is another addition to the Amazing plot since he is caring and protective of Alix since the first page and they made a beautiful connect and their way of comfort puts me at ease. I was really anticipating the couple to unite in the end. Faye, Alix's daughter plays her role as a dutiful and concerned daughter who reminds her time and again that Alix ans her Grandmother are the only one she has in life, whenever she senses any danger.
The Challenge in front of Alix is to expose the darkest secrets by investigation of allegations against Tony Clark, the Vice President of the US. But as she digs deeper she is soon to find herself in the middle of a puddle of complicated and dark secrets hidden by their adversary and he is not a man who would let it go with ease and Alix and Ben must now get ready for some Dangerous Games. Though I expected some serious plot twist in the end, I am really happy that things took the happy and more satiable turn. Do give this book a read by clicking here to get a copy!