THE OTHER SIDE OF FEAR By Eoghan Egan (#Book 2 in The Ganestown Trilogy) @RedDogTweets @eoghanegan #TheOtherSideofFear #Bookblogtour

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  • Hardback ISBN: 978-1-914480-96-6
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-914480-94-2
  • Ebook ISBN: 978-1-914480-95-9

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SYNOPSIS

Sharona Waters is determined to dig into loan shark Dessie Dolan’s business and see him brought to justice. But when a young woman she’s only briefly met goes missing, a much darker story emerges.
Pulled into the ruthless world of people trafficking – a world built on violent brutality and sudden death – Sharona finds herself caught between crime and conscience, pursued by powerful and ruthless criminals, and just one bad decision away from having her whole world crash down.
Sometimes, the only way forward is to risk everything, no matter the cost.

MY REVIEW

Phew!!! Where do I start with this review. I was completely gripped from start to finish, at times my heart was pounding, as the tension built up, I found myself sitting on the edge of my seat.

This is the second book in The Ganestown Trilogy but you can quite easily read it as a stand-alone novel. However I personally prefer to read books in order because you get to know the characters and part of the story sort of comes into this one but not that you would notice too much. I had previously read book one and loved it.

The writer is telling the story through several different strands, which could make it very complex, but it flows brilliantly together and all the ends are tied perfectly at the end of the book. Or maybe not quite all after all something needs to be left for the final instalment. Within the story, we have drug trafficking, murder, people trafficking, certainly enough to keep a reader completely engaged throughout.

Hugh Fallon is trying to juggle too many things, looking after his mum who has Alzheimer’s which is gradually progressing, at times Hugh is struggling to cope, along with him trying to keep his relationship with Ruth Lamero who is kept very busy herself at the hospital and at times is not happy with Hugh especially when he keeps turning up at the A&E department with Ferdia (who Ruth isn’t keen on, she sees him as a bad influence on Hugh)

Then we see Adam Styne as he is placed in a psychiatric hospital whilst waiting to be assessed to see if he is sane or insane before his trial goes ahead, after he had abducted Sharona Waters when she realised he was committing art fraud. It had been Hugh and Ruth who had rescued Sharona from her ordeal. Will Styne be found sane or insane his lawyer is making frequent visits keeping him appraised on each step he has to take with different psychiatrists.

Hugh has also just taken a job on to try and help to get Charlie McGuire’s business running better, at the moment it’s not looking good, so Hugh has agreed to take on the job as manager and is trying to motivate the staff. Boost their morale in some way, getting them to think on ways of saving the store. Can he turn the business around?

Running alongside this, local drug dealer Dessie Dolan who seems to have his finger in many pies, not all legal ones, but somehow he appears to keep getting way with it. He owns a nightclub known as Whispers, where they occasionally have a fashion show on, looking for young girls to be models, there is never a shortage of girls wanting to make it in the modelling world, but is there more to this than meets the eye?

I loved the main characters all of them Hugh drops everything for whoever needs him whether that’s his mum, Ferdia or Ruth if he’s needed he will get to them to help. Ferdia seems to be on a bit of a destructive path desperately wanting to bring Dessie Dolan down for things he has done to him his loved one’s. But it seems Dolan is like Teflon and nothing sticks.

This is a brilliantly written, cleverly plotted, crime thriller set in Ireland. If you like a good crime series then grab books one and two now before book 3 is ready. You will definitely not be disappointed. I loved book one but this one goes to the next level. Like being on a rollercoaster ride not knowing which way you will be leaning next. Great pace, as the tension builds, tissues may also be needed (just a warning in case) despite all these threads hanging Eoghan Egan manages to keep them all perfectly in order and each one is tied up nicely at the end of the book. So please support not just an Indie author but also an Indie Publisher. This book will have you turning the pages so fast, you won’t be able to put it down until you turn that last one.

A guaranteed ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ out of ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ with out a doubt I look forward to the final book now.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


A native of Co. Roscommon, Ireland, Eoghan wrote his first story aged nine. At college, he studied Computer Programming, works in Sales Management & Marketing, but his passion for reading and writing remain.

Eoghan’s stories were shortlisted for the 2018 Bridport Short Story Prize, and Listowel’s 2019 Bryan McMahon Short Story Award Competition. Others have been published in various anthologies. He has also completed two crime fiction novels in a planned trilogy set in the Irish Midlands, and has started work on the third.

A graduate of Maynooth University’s Creative Writing Curriculum and Curtis Brown’s Edit & Pitch Your Novel Course, Eoghan divides his time between Roscommon and Dublin.

Eoghan constantly explores ways to increase his knowledge in the art of writing. He enjoys attending literary festivals and is excited about the prospect of getting back to face-to-face discussions with readers and writers. He’s also a heavy metal fan, and, post Covid, can’t wait to headbang at a rock gig.

Social media :Twitter @eoghanegan

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