Two Rivers, One Stream

Fiction - Mystery - General
403 Pages
Reviewed on 12/26/2018
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

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.