Drawn Into Danger

Drawn Into Danger: Living on the Edge in the Sahara by Keith Costelloe is an action-packed novel that follows 24-year-old Dave as he ventures into 1978 Algeria to teach English. Seeking an escape from the monotony of life in the UK, Dave is eager to explore this new world and delve into his bisexuality. However, as he becomes increasingly immersed in Algerian culture, events take a dramatic turn, and Dave is unwittingly drawn into a secret police operation to thwart a coup. The ensuing chaos forces him to question the true cost of revenge.

Costelloe’s narrative is fast-paced and engaging, making for an enjoyable read. While numerous characters are introduced throughout the story, the central focus remains on a select few. Dave, the protagonist, is well-developed, effectively capturing his overwhelming experiences within the unfamiliar environment. I would have loved to have seen more about Dave’s relationships with Sue and Moussa to get insights into his romantic connections. I found Dave’s inner struggles with his own sexuality realistic, and readers will be able to relate to his emotions. The themes of friendship and loyalty are strongly woven into this narrative, combined with the life-threatening danger and conspiracy. The historical context regarding Algeria’s past was fascinating and will appeal to those that enjoy historical fiction.

Drawn Into Danger: Living on the Edge in the Sahara is a novel brimming with action, and its concise storytelling ensures a quick and captivating read. Thrilling subplots surrounding the secret police and local culture will keep readers engaged until this suspenseful story’s end. Author Keith Costelloe’s ability to bring readers into his world through his descriptive writing makes this an unforgettable novel.

Pages: 230 | ASIN : B09TDCX4YZ

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