Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Daniel's Den by Brandt Dodson - MY REVIEW

Daniel Borden exists within the world of Wall Street investments and among people who wield power over other’s lives with whimsical indifference. Yet Daniel has achieved success while always operating within the law. When he is tasked to audit a co-worker’s fraudulent accounts he suddenly finds himself in a dangerous game of cat and mouse – running for his life.

Meanwhile, Laura Traynor is living on the brink of bankruptcy in the wake of her husband’s death, and she struggles to understand why God would exact such an unfair price from her circumstances and deprive her only son of his father’s dreams. When a stranger begins pressuring Laura to sell the remaining link to her husband – a restored Bed and Breakfast – she becomes more determined than ever to succeed no matter how difficult things become. She never dreamed she would soon be a fugitive with a wanted murderer.

What neither Daniel nor Laura could possibly know is that both of them have become pawns in an evil play for power. When their paths finally cross, it doesn’t take them long to figure out that their one common enemy won’t stop until they are dead. Their actions take on a frantic desperation as they try to stay one step ahead of their pursuers.

Daniel’s Den is a suspenseful read, but I never felt fully engaged. I kept coming across pages of meticulous detail about every single character that slowed the story down and did little to move the action along. I mean, I don’t need to know the killer’s emotional/psychological reasons behind his love for cream-filled snack cakes. The plot was great, but the ending was tied up a bit too neatly, and the romantic element seemed rushed and not entirely heartfelt. I think this story could have been told a lot more succinctly and it would have made it more of a thriller to read. Please, check it out and make up your own mind. It really is a good story.

1 comment:

SmilingSally said...

Great minds think alike. Stop by and see my review.