This is a great thriller that kept me gripped and entertained until the final page.
A country, determined that the bloodshed of World War Two not be repeated, works at pace to develop Nuclear deterrents, with fallouts that span generations. ‘The Danger of Safety’ by Jules Coventry is a fast paced thriller, based on the real life reactor fire and Windscale, set amongst the backdrop of the Cold War and the world’s eagerness to develop nuclear weapons. This story shows how the covering up of one incident at a power plant in Cumbria goes on to irrevocably change the lives of three generations. The storyline is very wheel-written, the descriptions of the incident at the power plant are nail-bitingly tense and evocative. The story then moves into a thriller filled with twists and turns as we see the consequences of attempts to cover up the reactor fire impact generation after generation of the Wallbank family. Each character the reader gets to know is interesting and they aren’t always what they seem. I read eagerly hoping each time that they would manage to navigate, unknowingly most of the time, through the cover-up unscathed. A thriller based on the very real likelihood that those in power cover up damaging truths, regardless of the fallout caused to the general population (a timely thought). This is a great thriller that kept me gripped and entertained until the final page.
Charlotte Walker, A LoveReading Ambassador
It’s a story with strong roots in fact. After fighting bravely in World War 2 the nation is tired and the Cold War is at its terrifying peak. The government is pursuing a nuclear deterrent at breakneck speed and pinning its faith in that preventing another conflict. But they push the project too hard and there is a catastrophic reactor fire. This must never be public knowledge so a cover up starts that must last for years and keep dozens of people that know what happened silent. Those charged with the cover up go too far; they have instilled fear but now they have to cover up their own actions. One man knows way too much and is suspected of having hard evidence. How far will they go to keep him silent and protect their careers?
|Publication date:||17th January 2022|
|Primary Genre||Thriller and Suspense|
Closing date: 10/07/2022