The Dangerous Kind
We all know them. Those who exist just on the fringes of society. Who send prickles up the back of our neck. The charmers. The liars. The manipulators. Those who have the potential to go that one step too far. And then take another step.
It was a little confusing at the beginning as to who all the characters were, as each chapter is told either through present day Jessamine, Sarah and Jidesh or Ro ...more
......this crime thriller - set in London- is ‘cream-of-the-crop’, among a wide range of crime-thriller books to choose from.
I ordered the hard copy from the UK - as it’s not available as a kindle download.
The idea was simple.
A radio station, ‘Broadcasting House’, had been commission to run a six week series that wou ...more
Intrigued by the details Jessamine sets about finding the answers with the help of her listeners and colleagues. What she finds along the way is not what she is prepared for.
The Dangerous Kind focuses on two people, one from the past and one from the present. As the story dev ...more
Jessamine is a reporter and a radio presenter who is approach by a woman asking her to look into the disappearance of her friend.
Cassie is a young girl living in care that gets in with the wrong sort of people.
A story of abuse, lies and manipulation.
Thank you to NetGalley and Bonnier Zaffre for my e-copy in exchange for an honest review.
A scarily realistic premise keeps you hooked throughout, Jessamy is a clever, intelligent protagonist and the layers of story concerning the hidden manipulators within our world are fascinatingly disturbing.
The Dangerous Kind is a different perspective on a psychologi ...more
Got to say first of all that the write up for the book and the title are only a minute part of the book!, the blurb promises a book on the ‘ 1 in a 100’ that the police/govt consider could carry out a serious crime but as yet haven’t, this to me was fascinating but unless I totally missed it after the first few chapters this is never mentioned again, which is odd, anyway...
The actual story is in fact very current and covers Jessamine Gooch ( yep ) a BBC radio journalist who uncovers, via various ...more
The Dangerous Kind by Deborah O'Connor. (2019).
One in 100 of us is a 'potentially dangerous person' - someone likely to commit a violent crime who exhibits certain behaviours. Jessamine's job is presenting a radio show that uses this formula to retrospectively exam brutal crimes and ask if more could have been done to prevent the perpetrators. When she begins to investigate the disappearance of a young mother, she is draws into a web ...more
Brilliantly constructed and featuring an unusual protagonist in the form of a fifty-one-year-old menopausal female, The Dangerous Kind is Deborah O’Connor’s timely and realistic look at the most reprehensible of crimes and the predators who walk amongst us in society in plain sight. Pulling in a number of strands, the story is a hard-hitting exploration of child abuse, power and corruption in an ...more
After having read The Dangerous Kind, I feel that I am completely indebted to Deborah O’Connor! This book has all the components that make a really fantastic story: from the mood and undercurrents to the very clever writing ...more
With two time lines The Dangerous Kind covers some tough and very uncomfortable topics (domestic violence, grooming and sexual exploit ...more
There's some twists and then some more twists and then...oh that ending
Was quite dense in parts and uncomfortable too - some part of the plot very reminscient of the recent cases of Rochdale and elsewhere - girls being abused by groups of men
Not a booktrail one as it's vaguely set in London but that's it.
It's really set inside the human psyche and that's the scariest place of all.
One of my favourite crime novels of the year so far (and I've read some great books already), The Dangerous Kind managed to be satisfyingly complex, twisty and surprising without letting it 'get too Scooby Doo' (something the author says agent Nicola Barr Warner her against, and which I think sums up what turns me off in a crime novel perfectly!). It has just the right number of 'wow' moments whilst stopping short of being too over the top or unbelievable.
There were lots of twists along the way and a few stories that run well together.
Thanks to Pigeonhole, Deborah O Connor and Bonnier Zaffre for the opportunity to read and review this book.
I would like to thank Tracy Fenton for inviting me to be part of this blog tour.
Are you looking for a light and comfortable read?
Better pick something else than The Dangerous Kind.
But if you are ready for a stunning, raw, and relevant tale of monsters living among us, you’ve come to the right place!
Get ready for a dark opening, the door to a haunted house and some of the vilest atrocities.
Jessamine Gooch is a middle-age single mom with a brilliant career as a reporter and a radio show ru...more
The first known character we are introduced is Jessamine, who is a bbc radio show presenter of a segment concerning retrospectively, called 'Potentially Dangerous People' that delves in to the lives of convicted ...more
So, the story is told in chapters by Jessamine, Rowena and Jitesh……these seem to be totally random and not linked in any way…….but oh my….just wait..!
Rowena is 13, (and in the care system) and her ‘boyfriend’ Sunny says h ...more
If you want to play detective and discover what happened to the missing Cassie Scolari, you should definitely read this book because you’ll love it!
The story switches between events happening in 2002 and the present day. In 2002 we meet Rowena, a teenage girl, and learn what horrible things she has to go through. In the present day we meet Jessamine and Jitesh. Jessamine is a radio host of a long-standing show on people that haven’t commit ...more
We all know t ...more
This was a great thriller, told from multiple point of view’s, which is always something that I love. The chapters alternated between 4 different characters and 2 different time lines, and I was engaged and engrossed by the story from t ...more
The author manages to use the difficult subject of child abuse with great sensitivity. The abuse isn’t graphically described just to shock the reader and make for uncomfortable reading. Instead it is just used to give the reader an idea of the situation the youngsters find themselves ...more
A number of strands to the story that come together in a very clever way in this well-plotted novel.
Jessamine Gooch works on BBC radio doing a show on PDPs - potentially dangerous persons - and we see plenty of the ugly side of people in this one.