The First Year Fiasco by Angandeep Kr. Chatterjee | Book Review

The Panagarh Institute of Engineering & Management welcomes the new batch of First-Year Engineering students. Among them is Aratrika Roy, a young and enthusiastic engineering student who has joined the residential hostel with others. She enjoys her newly found independence until a student goes missing on campus and a professor dies. Things quickly turn dark when she witnesses a questionable person entering the girl's hostel late at night and seeing the same person being followed by a suspicious shadow. After midnight the same shadow is seen again inside the girl's hostel trying to steal something, prompting the police to investigate. As an avid reader of detective novels, Aratrika tries to solve the mysteries plaguing her college and discovers something she never should have. She learns the hard way that appearances can be deceptive. 

Do the disappearances of two more students in the Engineering College affect the hostel and college life of hundreds of students? 

Can she hunt down a perilous killer alone within the campus?

Is she able to find the truth, or will she perish trying?


Angandeep Kr. Chatterjee


Clever Fox Publishing

Release date:

June 27th, 2022

No of Pages:

Paperback, 226 Pages

The cover of the book is apt to the story and the title fits the story perfectly. The language of the book is simple and easy to read. This tale had quite a few twists, back and forth no less. It was all revealed in a logical manner so that it was understandable. But I wouldn't try to summarize this plot to someone else; it had too many elements to explain. And the book uses a couple flashbacks to reveal important plot points. It all works perfectly when you read it though. 

The characters come alive in the author's writing. You care about them. Even the victims are usually much more fully developed and described than with most authors. And he provides all of this detail in a way that makes you want to know more. I have read authors that provide as much detail, but it often gets in the way of the story. He writes characters that you care about because of what you know about them and how he presents that information to you. There are many twists and turns that kept me going from one suspect to the next, and that ending is fantastic!

The overall quality of the writing, it helped in making it interesting and fluent. I'd be looking forward to read more from the author in future.


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