Monday 25 January 2021

There's Only One Danny Garvey by David F Ross


 Danny Garvey could have had it all. At 16 he left home to make his name as the football hero he was expected to become. His skills and footballing nous had the Premier League clubs after his signature but it never quite went his way and now he's back in his home village of Barshore coaching the local team. And to say they are bad is an understatement. 

 Don't be fooled or put off though by thinking this is just about football, there's a lot more to the story than that. 

 Thirteen years ago 'something' happened in Danny's life that left a dark cloud hanging over him. Barshore is filled with 'characters', which gives the story a good amount of humour and this balances out well with the darker flashbacks to 'the event'. 

 As for the team, will Danny get them playing well, can they avoid getting relegated even further down the league? Well, you'll just have to read this gem to find out. 

 The only thing people may have a problem with is that with Barshore village being in Scotland there are a few Scottish terms that aren't necessarily understandable to non-native readers but it's worth persevering with (I myself didn't have an issue with it, I read a lot of Scottish set fiction) 


 Thanks as always to Anne Cater for inviting me onto this tour and please, if you can, try and find time to look at the other reviews by the bloggers below

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