Thursday, June 24, 2010

A Dangerous Fortune; Book Revie


Define a page turner?

A very interesting, exciting, or suspenseful book, usually a novel.


Or as simple as reading a book like “A Dangerous Fortune” by Ken Follet.

Set in the late 19th century brings five public school boys in a lake one afternoon, an afternoon that will change their lives forever. How can a death of a thirteen year old boy change the lives of the other four? That is the reason why this book is complete page turner.

This book chronicles the different lives of family in England, families who value their family fortune and social status. The Pilasters for one focuses on the young Hugh and Edward who has been dragged into family intrigue and turmoil because of money. Hugh was brought up penniless and was on the mercy of Edward’s (cousin) family. Both opposite but only one thing is set in their mind, who will earn the right to be Senior Partner of the Pilaster Bank. Deadly plots after the other, scheming and rebelling, backstabbing, death, gossip makes this novel so riveting.

This book gripped me immediately! The characters intertwined with each other as the story progresses. The shifts and turns will surprise everyone and the cunning antagonist Mrs. Augusta Pilaster will make you want to turn page after page. She is one reason why I cannot wait to read on because I was eager to know how this evil scheming woman would end up in the story. She clearly defines antagonist and so much more.

Like other Ken Follet novel this is a MUST READ! Very entertaining and very gripping indeed!

No doubt that I am giving this a five out of five stars.

M.