Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Doors Review

Daniel Brako

Publisher: Pan McMillian

E-Arc Courtesy of Netgalley and Pan McMillion

David Druas is a successful psychologist, with a thriving practice. When he encounters Hans Werner, a client who sees imaginary doors, life takes a dark and unexpected turn. After trying to unravel the delusion, David also notices mysterious doors. Scattered throughout the city, they lead to beautiful, terrifying and dangerous new worlds. But are they real? 
When Hans Werner is murdered, the evidence identifies David as the killer. Forced to become a fugitive, he struggles to escape the deepening nightmare that threatens to overwhelm him. As the police close in, it becomes apparent that the doors are concealing a dark and tangled truth. The question is: can David unlock their secrets before his time and sanity run out?

This is quite a short book and very fast paced. Psychologist David in an attempt to persuade a patient he is suffering from delusions, performs a ritual which much to his surprise allows him to see Doors everywhere that open to different worlds, worlds with strange creatures, demons and wonderfully beautiful sights. Unfortunately no-one is supposed to know about the Doors and someone is determined to make sure Daniel never tells anyone...

I loved the pacing which whizzes you through various Doors and awkward situations without stopping for breathe. The idea behind seeing these Doors everywhere is great and the possibilities are endless. I enjoyed seeing different worlds and would have liked to explore them in more depth.

The characters are a little lacking in depth – Daniel doesn’t really pop off the page in full colour and many others are little more than stereotypes – the female cop determined to prove herself by capturing Daniel, his PA in love in him...they never feel like real people so it’s difficult to feel for them. Still the speed at which I was reading never made this an issue over the few pages in the book. This is a fun thriller with a unique hook that I recommend for some light summer reading.

Recommended for fans of James Rollins and Steve Berry. 7 out of 10


  1. Replies
    1. Me too :) Lack of characterization always scares me away.

  2. Aw... too bad that they lack, but it does sound like an interestingly enough read. sometimes you need something fun and it sounds like it fits that bill.