blog tour, Book reviews, Contemporary fiction, Family drama

There’s Only One Danny Garvey by David F. Ross – Book Review

PUBLISHERS BLURB 

Danny Garvey was a sixteen-year old footballing prodigy. Professional clubs clamoured to sign him, and a glittering future beckoned. And yet, his early promise remained unfulfilled, and Danny is back home in the tiny village of Barshaw to manage the struggling junior team he once played for. What’s more, he’s hiding a secret about a tragic night, thirteen years earlier, that changed the course of several lives. There’s only one Danny Garvey, they once chanted … and that’s the problem.

A story of irrational hopes and fevered dreams – of unstoppable passion and unflinching commitment in the face of defeat – There’s Only One Danny Garvey is, above all, an unforgettable tale about finding hope and redemption in the most unexpected of places.

MY REVIEW

16 year old Danny Garvey had a promising career as a professional footballer ahead of him….but it ended too soon.

Years later he is drawn back to his small home village of Barshaw, to manage the struggling junior team…..he’s right back where he started.

This is a tale with the passion for football clearly evident, but that’s not all it is!.

It tells of violence, abuse, of poverty but also love, hopes, dreams and dark secrets too.

Narrated with the inner voice of Danny, who remembers events seemingly different to those around him, especially his big brother, Raymond.

Told in the Scottish dialect (it doesn’t take long to get used to it) it has a sense of tension, that somethings not quite right. The dark humour brings a little relief to this story of family, of life, loss and love, of football, a damaged man and a crime drama too. This is so beautifully written these fantastic characters bring a dark, gritty tale to an edgy life, they draw you in and break your heart. Utterly, utterly brilliant.

Thank you to Random Things Tours for the opportunity to be part of this blog tour, for the promotional material and an eARC of There’s Only One Danny Garvey.

Purchase link : https://amzn.to/3nZFDlF

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

German Portraiture David F. Ross, architect and bookwriter from glasgow, scotland. shooting at the lovelace hotel in munich, may 24. 2018.

David F. Ross was born in Glasgow in 1964 and has lived in Kilmarnock for over 30 years. He is a graduate of the Mackintosh School of Architecture at Glasgow School of Art, an architect by day, and a hilarious social media commentator, author and enabler by night. His debut novel The Last Days of Discowas shortlisted for the Authors Club Best First Novel Award, and received exceptional critical acclaim, as did the other two books in the Disco Days Trilogy: The Rise & Fall of the Miraculous Vespasand The Man Who Loved Islands. David lives in Ayrshire.