BROKEN ANGEL – Danny Roberts Book !

BROKEN ANGEL – Danny Roberts Book !

BROKEN ANGEL is the first book in the Danny Roberts thriller series.

Set in Northern England, with a healthy dose of gangland rivalry and gritty violence and interspersed with plenty of the authors characteristic sarcastic, dry humour, this ‘debut thriller novel’ makes for an entertaining and thrilling read.


Danny Roberts is a businessman. He’s also somebody who will sort out your ‘problems’ for you; for a price of course.

One morning Danny wakes up with a naked woman in his bed.

The fact that he does not know who she is or where she came from is the first link in a chain of events that will threaten to destroy everything that he cares for and threaten, is the one thing you do not do to Danny Roberts.



“Broken Angel by Darren Scanlon is a well-crafted novella…”

“Danny Roberts is a loveable rogue…people who need help that can’t go to the police, go to Danny.”

“A really enjoyable read.”



“MUM!” He screamed at the top of his voice and turned to run.

There was panic in his stride now as he tore his way through the brambles ripping holes in his jeans and legs. He didn’t care. All he could think about was getting away from this place as fast as he could, imagining that at any moment a cold, lifeless hand was going to grab him and drag him to his death in the frigid, dirty canal.

“MUM!” He screamed again as the tears start to run down his cheeks, “MUM!” Over and over it was the only word he could think of.

He finally broke free of the brambles and started to run at full pelt. He suddenly kicked his football which he’d placed on the path earlier and as it went splashing into the canal, it sent him crashing to the floor, one leg slipping over the edge and into the freezing water.

“NOOOO! GET OFF ME!” He screamed as he scrambled to his feet again and ran as if the devil himself were chasing him.

A kind of shocked silence descended now. There was no more shouting; no more tears; just blind panic. Adrenalin was surging through his young body and the only notion now meaning anything was ‘RUN’; run like the wind.

Get away from this horrible place and into his mother’s arms.

“Mum!” He sobbed as the tears started again.



©2015 Darren Scanlon. All rights reserved.



Darren Scanlon
Darren Scanlon was born in 1965 and still lives in Lancashire in the English Northwest.

A typical 'northern lad', his ‘tell it like it is’, sarcastic, tongue-in-cheek humour and writing style have earned him 5 Star Ratings on Amazon.

His poetry, which he has been writing since the age of 16, is published on many websites including Write Here and High On Poems where he has recieved great reviews:

"We at High On Poems are blessed to have found such a treasure as you in our midst. Your poetry is thought provoking and shakes one up. You obviously are a powerful wielder of words!"

His work to date includes:

Hey Up, Matron! His debut novel which is a laugh-out-loud, roller-coaster ride through a day in the life of a NHS hospital ward from the point of view of the long-suffering patients and based on his own real-life experiences.

Broken Angel and Broken Wings. The first two books into his gritty crime/gangster thriller Danny Roberts Series.

Positively Poetic Vol’s 1, 2, 3 & 4. Four volumes into his on-going poetry collections.

A Mouse’s Tale. An illustrated children’s novel, (based on one of his own poems of the same name).

Alphabet Zoo. An illustrated children’s educational ABC book.

He is currently working on his latest novel, book 3 of Danny Roberts thriller series.

Future projects include, Way Back When, which is a comical look at childhood and how things have change, (not necessarily for the better), between the ‘now’ and back in the 1970’s when he was a lad.

Also an illustrated children’s poetry collection and another illustrated ABC book.
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