Dangerous Score by Michael Bearcroft
Genre: Football Thriller
Published September 19, 2016
Paperback, 345 pages
MY GOODREADS RATING 4/5 STARS
(Thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources, I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.)
Football hero Jason Clooney is riding high….until a date with a beautiful woman lands him in trouble with the media, and into battle with the criminal underworld.
Now against a backdrop of an uncertain professional future, Jason has to confront disturbing revelations surrounding his new girlfriend’s family.
From football action on the pitch to behind the scenes plotting. To battles with a criminal gang and constant media attention, all adding to the toughest challenges he has ever faced in life, love, as a player and as a man.
Lately I’ve decided to read more books that our out of my comfort zone, so that it why I decided to say yes to reading and reviewing this book. At the beginning of the story I thought there was a ton of backstory which made the book go a bit slower in pace. I’m glad I stuck with it though, because all of that backstory was eventually need to tie the story together. Because of this I would definitely say this wasn’t a quick read, it had a lot of necessary information to take in. Even though I’m normally one for a quick read I really enjoyed the change of pace. I thought it was nice to have a book where I felt nothing was left out.
I think Jason had a lot of great qualities. My favorite would have to been how loyal he was, not matter the situation. Another random thing I noticed and loved about Jason is that he was always early for appointments and meetings. I wasn’t completely sold on the romance (or should I say instalove), but it added a much needed sweeter side to the whole story, and I was definitely invested in their relationship.
Overall I’m extremely glad I stepped outside my box and read this thrilling, crime thriller. When the action popped up it was intense and I couldn’t wait to see how certain scenes were going to pan out. As a little side note, I really enjoyed the scenes set in Niagara Falls, because I’ve been there and recognized a lot of the places and things they talked about. After reading this book I felt satisfied knowing I read a solid crime based thriller, and would definitely pick up any other books by this author.
About Michael Bearcroft
Ex Sheffield United Junior, former Chairman Corby Town FC Actor and stage director, former British Red Cross Regional Director