This is my last review of 2015 and a fantastic book to end the year on.
With this book, as in real life, you’re thrown into a diverse group of strangers and first impressions are not always accurate. It’s only when you get to know them and see how they react in adverse situations, that you truly get an insight into the real people behind the public faces. Lesley Hayes’s characters are so real in their imperfections and layers of complex emotions that their interaction is enough to create the story.
Whether you like or dislike these characters, you are drawn into their web of deceit, easily jumping from one person to the next, living each scene through their eyes. It takes a skilled writer to paint such vivid characters that the reader identifies with each one. Some characters are a comfortable fit, a warm and cosy read while others scarily draw upon the darker sides of human nature. Each one is compelling yet it is the connections that bind them together that creates the intrigue to read on.
This is a story of secrets, lies, betrayal and passion driven by obsession and hope. It builds to a satisfying conclusion but still leaves the ending free to be written in the imagination of the reader. Like all of Lesley Hayes’s books, the characters stay with you long after the last page and I’m left hoping they all got their happy ever afters.
You can buy Dangerous People on Kindle or paperback at Amazon.