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

Genre: Fiction
Source: Random Things Tours
Rating: 4’5/5
Publisher: Orenda Books
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About The Book

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 Thoughts

We all had a dream when we were young, for some it came true for others it will hunt them forever.
This is a book about football, it’s the core of the story, but not technically but how it creates a community, the love for a sport and the support you can find when you join a group of people that have the same dreams as you.
Everyone knows Danny Garvey, he was the star of his team when he was young, but he disappeared the night before his star match, now that he has returned all the gossip will start. He will seek for redemption, but will he finally confront his own demons?
This story is told between different characters, makes the story complete and shows the reader all the details and lives of them. The importance of a community, the heartbeat of each of the members of this small town and how their lives are connected, making the reader one more of them, falling for all their secrets and thoughts.
This is a special read, the characters felt so real and special that it will be difficult to stop thinking about them for a while. And even if I have to admit that it was a little bit difficult for me in the beginning to get used to the dialect of some of the characters, it made the story more realistic (if possible) and not only a character of a book, they were talking in my mind with their own voices and personalities.
I really don’t want to make any spoilers, but believe me, this is a powerful read, you’ll be compelled to turn one page after another till the end. You’ll laugh and cry with them and it will not be easy saying goodbye.
This is my first review of the year and I think it will be in my top ten, so be prepared for an exceptional read.Ready for “There’s Only One Danny Garvey”?


About The Author

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 Disco was 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 Vespas and The Man Who Loved Islands. David lives in Ayrshire.