Friday, July 6, 2018

Latest Review for A DREAM AWAY

Cristie Underwood
Jul 04, 2018 marked it as kindle
This is one of those books that I had no expectations from before I started reading. I was pleasantly surprised and read it in one sitting. The author's detailed writing kept me engrossed. I felt for both Nikki and her family and for Andrea, which shows how good the writing was! Writing via different points of view allowed me to become invested in each character vs only one or two. I will definitely be looking for more of this author's work!

Monday, May 21, 2018

An excerpt from the latest 5 Star review for RANDOM SHOOTINGS

rated it on GOODREADS: 5 Stars


The tension kept building, the reader knows something bad is going to happen. When it does, the title becomes very clear. Excellent read. Especially in regard to random shootings everywhere, and how gun control could work. Characters are believable, flaws and all, especially John, with all his paranoia, odd thoughts, logical arguments and open emotions.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Random Shootings from Midwest Book Review

"A deftly crafted and original many-layered novel that is very highly recommended. A chilling but inherently fascinating read that holds the reader's rapt attention from beginning to end.Midwest Book Review

Random Shootings Goodreads Review

"A compelling read, and one that will definitely take you by surprise and make you think, even long after you've finished reading it. Frank Drury infuses a unique blend of family, drama, angst, emotions, and shocking twists."   Goodreads

Friday, December 23, 2016

New 5 Star Amazon Reader's review!

5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book
RANDOM SHOOTINGS   a novel 
By Amazon Customer on December 20, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
The author does an awesome job providing thoughtful and realistic view points on both sides of the gun control argument in the US, all while keeping an interesting storyline. It is highly recommended!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Reviews for A DREAM AWAY!

Reviewed by Writer's Digest
 "A DREAM AWAY tackles some pretty heavy subject matter:adoption, bipolar disorder, abuse, attempted murder, the struggle of a group of people trying to come together as a family.  Not easy stuff to write about, but Drury does so with a great deal of grace and compassion."

 Review from Readers' Favorite
"This plot successfully shines much needed light upon a subject few understand. He accomplished this without sacrificing entertainment, suspense and romance. Drury brings together several subplots that are very important in today’s society: the struggles of a parent of an adopted child, the struggles of the child to come to terms with being given up for adoption, the emotional stress of the birth parents and most importantly the nightmare of dealing with a person suffering from bipolar disorder. Until you have dealt with a person suffering from this debilitating disorder you cannot fully understand the pain of loving someone with this condition."                  

                                      Barnes and Noble Reader Review
     "A Dream Away by Frank Drury is about many things but is ultimately the story of four people on a metaphorical and literal journey to become a real family and what they must endure to complete that journey. Interspersed throughout the narrative is a character who works against them and provides the suspense that keeps the reader in a state of uncertain anxiety about the family's safety and the strength of the ties that bind its members. Finally, the narrative clips along at such a lively pace that the reader will not welcome real life interruptions. It is a very good read."

                               
                                                Amazon Reader Reviews                                                   

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Bipolar disorder is a difficult subject to tackle in a novel but is handled here very well which must have been the result of extensive research if not first hand experience. There is romance in here as well as the harrowing split family aspect that makes up the hook at the base of the plot. A bit of a tear jerker at times but lots of depth and emotion rather than overused clich├ęs. It is well plotted and even better put together. I’ll be recommending to my friends.


  
on July 27, 2015
Never to be one to stray from a challenge Frank Drury gives us another controversial novel, this time taking on mental illness and the breakdown of families in the riveting A Dream Away. This will definitely have you examining your own thoughts and sensibilities on the matters at hand and the intricate way the plot twists and turns. I was practically glued to the chair as I flipped through the chapters. A hard one to put down once you pick it up, so make sure you have a gap in your schedule before you start.

Friday, August 26, 2016

BookLife Prize in Fiction August 2016 - A nice comment from the critic!

COLORED FLOODLIGHTS -  a novel by Frank Drury

"The book's pacing is excellent, while the author's use of dialogue is effective and works to move the story forward. Each of the characters is well developed and has a distinct voice."

Friday, August 12, 2016

Rebecca McNutt
Aug 11, 2016 Rebecca McNutt rated it on Goodreads - it was amazing!   *****
Colored Floodlights is not really about therapy, or psychiatry or wonder pills or anything like that although the topics do come up. It's more about two people, both with their own issues, who meet as a patient and a doctor and are able to help each other through friendship. It's a fantastic story and one that everyone should read.