Eoghan Egan: The Other Side Of Fear

Today I’m joining the blog tour for The Other Side Of Fear. My review is written with thanks to Zoe O’Farrell for inviting me on the tour and to the publisher for my copy of the book.



Sharona Waters is determined to dig into loan shark Dessie Dolan’s business and see him brought to justice. But when a young woman she’s only briefly met goes missing, a much darker story emerges.

Pulled into the ruthless world of people trafficking – a world built on violent brutality and sudden death – Sharona finds herself caught between crime and conscience, pursued by powerful and ruthless criminals, and just one bad decision away from having her whole world crash down.

Sometimes, the only way forward is to risk everything.


The Other Side Of Fear starts at the point where Hiding In Plain Sight left off. For this reason, I would recommend reading Hiding In Plain Sight first, but whilst it may not quite work to be read as a standalone, the author does do a good job of filling the reader in on what has come before. It definitely starts with a bang so I had very high hopes for this novel. 

It was good to be back with some of the characters from Hiding In Plain Sight, and to meet some new ones too. As in the previous instalment, I enjoyed following their personal relationships as well as the more gruesome elements of the plot. The characters are really well constructed and I liked to see them grow as the story progressed.

In The Other Side Of Fear, I feel that Eoghan Egan tackles some much grittier subjects, such as human trafficking, psychopathy and drug use. These have all been thoroughly researched to create an authentic story, but they also made it much more difficult for me to turn away as I became more engaged, keen to know how the situations would be resolved. 

The ending of The Other Side Of Fear definitely leaves me wanting more and I look forward to the rest of the series.

The Other Side Of Fear is available from Amazon.

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