Two Rivers, One Stream


Fiction - Mystery - General
403 Pages
Reviewed on 12/26/2018
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Reviewed by Keyla Damaer for Readers' Favorite

Two Rivers, One Stream (Book 2 of a trilogy) by John Dolan tells the story of different characters interconnected with one another. While some connections are clear from the start, others become clearer as the reader moves on with this breathtaking story that took me from Russia to the UK, passing by Thailand, the Emirates and Spain. David Braddock is a British private investigator and a widower, living in Thailand with a daughter still in the UK, who works as a lawyer for a major London firm. She married a Russian man, son of a known Russian criminal. Ross Gallagher roams the world with many names. Although he is introduced at first through the innocent eyes of his step-sister, the reader soon finds out he’s not that innocent at all.

I hadn’t read a thriller for a few years and Two Rivers, One Stream by John Dolan awoke in me again the desire to read more in the same genre. Certainly more of this same series. This story per se is self-conclusive and doesn’t require one to read book 1 to understand the plot. The characters are all wonderfully depicted—although sometimes physical and psychological descriptions seem excessive—each one in their different context until the final plot twists; plural as there’s more than one. And even if I was expecting one of them, I wasn’t disappointed because there was so much more than I had imagined. I really enjoyed Dolan’s style and recommend this book. I intend to buy the other two.