Review: The Transition of Johnny Swift by Kerry J Donovan


Before the accident … 

Frank Brazier has the perfect life. A contract to drive for a Formula 1 team. A supportive family. A stunning girlfriend. 

On the surface, everything is great, but Frank keeps a secret. On race days, Shadow-man visits. He sits on the nose cone of Frank’s racing car, or floats above the grandstand, waving taunting, distracting, eating away at his concentration. An accident in the making. 

After the accident … 

Frank starts hearing voices. Strange voices. Impossible voices. He’s losing his grip on reality and Paula, his sister, is dying. Doctors say she is brain dead. They want to pull the plug, but Frank knows she's still in there, fighting. He can hear her calls. 

A day later… 

Shadow-man speaks. He says Frank can save Paula, but can Frank pay the price?


Kerry J. Donovan is a great storyteller. I found the overall book quite intriguing. This is a journey full of action, love, and mystery. The Transition of Johnny Swift is unlike any book I have read. The story starts out focusing mainly on racing while including some about the shadow man Frank Brazier sees. Even though racing is not my thing, I felt like I was there taking part in all of the excitement and it helps pave the way for all to come. The day after the race the story really picks up. A horrific accident turns Frank Brazier’s life upside down, lives are hanging in the balance and time is running out. To top it all off he doesn’t just see the shadows anymore he hears them and wait till he hears what they have to say.  

Mr. Donovan kept me guessing the whole time, while keeping me fully engrossed in this fabulous tale. He paints a clear picture with his words and brings it all to life. I found the characters to be relatable and quite interesting. They are involved in real world and supernatural type situations that begins to bleed together. I find that The Transition of Johnny Swift to be well worth the read and can’t wait till book 2 to find out what happens next.

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About the Author
Kerry J Donovan was born in Dublin, but spent most of his life in the UK. He is proud to hold an Irish passport and is often accused of being a 'plastic paddy'by his brothers. A cabinet maker, Kerry also holds a PhD in Sport and Exercise Sciences. He brings a scientific approach to his book research, and a artistic eye into his writing. 

Kerry now lives in rural Brittany, in a stone cottage which he renovated with his wife. He writes from a small office in the loft, and his window overlooks fields, woods, and little else.

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KJDonovan said...
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KJDonovan said...

So glad you liked the book, Candy.
Thanks millions for the wonderful review.
Happy face.

KJDonovan said...

A sequel is in the planning stage. :)

David Wind said...

Great review Candy, and I completely agree with you, Kerry Donovan is a great storyteller!

David Wind
Tales Of Nevaeh I & II

Effrosyni Moschoudi said...

You had me at action, love, and mystery! Excellent review :)

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