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Drawn into Danger Algerian thriller is a stunning debut novel Alex Browne: Peace Arch News. A compelling evocation of Algeria in the late 1970s ... Costelloe’s spare but evocative prose weaves together a palpable portrait of a place and time –turning suspense into high gear. https://www.peacearchnews.com/entertainment/white-rock-authors-book-draws-readers-into-world-of-danger/ Clarion Review: The narration is contemplative and frantic by turns, . .... What is revealed of Algeria’s political history is intriguing, and the physical setting is captivating.But tragedies strike, leading to a stunning and emotional conclusion. https://www.forewordreviews.com/reviews/drawn-into-danger/ The Book Commentary: 5 out of 5 stars. Algeria takes the form of a character in its own right in this spellbinding tale — fun, stimulating, dangerous, and the awakening of more intense sexuality. The author's dazzling prose is enriched by lively dialogues and captivating imagery. Drawn into Danger is a fun, rollicking ride for readers who love adventure. https://thebookcommentary.com/review-preview/840/drawn-into-danger:-living-on-the-edge-in-the-sahara Ms. Pauline Bouakaz 5.0 out of 5 stars. Fantastic descriptive tale. Malcolm R. 5.0 out of 5 stars. A really good read. You cannot put it down.A believable insight into a dark secret country. Review by Standfor. Drawn Into Danger explores themes of love and friendship … and how they came out of their shells to express this love beyond sexual relations ... throughout the story, I was convinced that the events actually occurred in real life. Aleta Gabor's review ***** This book was insane. Each and every chapter kept me so interested, wanting more and needing to find out the rest. The ending shocked me. It was one of those books that sent you into panic and on the edge of your seat.
Starship Malaysia. An exciting thriller set in Malaysia in 1982. A highly engaging coming-of-age drama with a charismatic, appealing young protagonist. The storytelling and prose narration are admirably swift, engaging, and visually captivating, LaunchPad Review. The story began on a pulsating note as the reader wonders if a tragedy was about to occur, and the intriguing narrative style of the author also adds to the buildup of a great story. Most readers would definitely enjoy Starship Malaysia! Official Review, ILoveUniqueBooks.com book review.com 5 out of 5 stars. An adolescent’s struggles with grief and fitting-in form a backdrop to Costelloe’s absorbing YA thriller. A solid, compelling YA thriller that beautifully explores violence, trauma, love, and friendship. https://bookviewreview.com theprariebookreview.com Costelloe’s page-turning thriller unfolds against the fascinating backdrop of 1980s Malaysia and Bangkok. ... Deftly plotted and rich in detail, this engrossing YA thriller makes for a memorable portrait of a troubled teen gradually making his way against fierce odds. https://theprairiesbookreview.com/?p=15047 Online book ClubFive out of five stars. Hellen Murithi I recommend it to young adult readers looking for a thrilling mystery tale where young kids risk their lives to save their friends from sexual predation and trafficking. 5 out of 5 stars. Starship Malaysia is an outstanding young adult book. It is a page-turning blend of travel, athletics, romance, and friendship. … I applaud the author for using this novel as a medium to educate readers about human trafficking, a serious problem that must be addressed. Olaniyi Prince. Online Bookclub
Keith lived and worked in Algeria as a teacher from 1978 to 1981, taking extensive notes and writing a series of short stories while there. He travelled extensively in Algeria and read as much as he could about the country. North Africa is a beautiful area of the world and has always been a source of fascination for him. Travelling and working in Malaysia was a totally different experience and Keith and his wife grew to love OSOuth East Assia travelling extensively in the region. In White Rock, BC he is a member of a small theatre group and enjoys the relaxed west coast lifestyle which also gives him time to write during the wet winter months. A voracious reader, he has always wanted to write, but until now has never allowed himself the time or energy to do so. The COVID-19 lockdown gave him time to pursue writing. Keith has participated in several creative writing courses at Future Learn and Vancouver Community College in poetry, prose, film script, and memoir writing. He is an active member of a Vancouver Writing Group, which has inspired him to continue writing. Keith lives in White Rock, B.C.