Showing posts with label thriller. Show all posts
Showing posts with label thriller. Show all posts

Monday, 28 June 2021

Death in Colaba Bay

 She had been avoiding the truth for a while now and if she didn't reveal everything she knew, she would never be able to stop the ruthless predator. She was ready to face her scarred past and create a safer future for herself and others. Today, she had the opportunity to change the way things played out.



A thrilling tale of Victorian Bombay, a city where dreams are realized, and nightmares are lived.

Friday, 28 May 2021

A Sum Of Our Choices by Chaitanya Salvi | Book Review

Ashutosh is a young, renowned, and ambitious businessman; busy building a profitable business and a lavish lifestyle. He thinks that he is in total control of his thriving life, but fate doesn’t concur with him. An unexpected event turns his life upside down. Destiny manifests an unanticipated enigma and devises miseries for him to deal. What choices will he make? What karma is he going to do? Will fortune smile on him again?

But one thing is for sure, Ashutosh is not going to rest until he uncovers the mystery, regains lost ground, and rebuilds his life.


Author:

Chaitanya Salvi

Publisher:

Flipping Pages

Release date:

1 January 2021

No. of Pages:

Paperback, 268 Pages


The story is about Ashutosh Paranjape who is a young passionate businessman, who refuses to believe in fate, destiny, or karma. He had complete control of his life or at least he thought so until the series of unexpected events occurred.

The book is very comprehensive, well structured so you can easily find your way around and, most of all, readable for the interested layperson like myself, who wants to delve into this subject without having too much difficulty understanding of its subject matter. The author clearly knows his locale.  I liked the smart, short sentences that snapped from line to line. The suspense built slowly. This was a really great character study and I loved the way little clues and hints were spread randomly throughout. I thought I had it figured out and one point and ended up being way off.  It's definitely a page-turner, and a very fun read as a mystery, with an ending that I did not see coming -- but it's even better as a novel. Needless to say, A very interesting story, would recommend to others!

Thursday, 21 November 2019

Strangers to the Known by Divya Bhanu Vankadari | Book Review

Summary:

Strangers to the Known is a book out of the ordinary and takes the reader on a fantastic journey of unraveling mystery mixed with suspense and elements of a thriller. Within its fictional context, this book takes a more in-depth look into the plot of the story, in which the protagonist struggles to solve the mystery. One clue leading to another forms the big picture and moves toward a suspenseful conclusion, leaving the reader on a cliffhanger, and allowing them to draw their own private conclusions.

Monday, 8 July 2019

Before You Breathe by Tanushree Podder | Book Review

Summary:

The small and peaceful hill town of Ramsar wakes up to mysterious break-ins on two consecutive days. While the first one takes place at the local doctor's clinic, the second is at the residence of the town's latest and most affluent resident - Shekhar Sharma.

Inexplicably, nothing has been stolen in either case. The mysterious incidents confounded the police as well as Ramsar's residents. And before one mystery can be solved, another turns up, with a death of a stranger whom no one can identify. And so begins a game of cat-and-mouse between the criminal and the town's resident amateur sleuth, Colonel Arjun H Acharya.

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn | Book Review

Summary:

Gone Girl centers its story about Nick and Amy Dunne's strained marriage relationship. Nick used to work as a journalist, but loses his job. With his broke financial status, Nick decides to relocate from New York City to his smaller home town, North Carthage. In an attempt of recovering from his financial deprivations, Nick opens a bar using the money from his wife. Nick runs the bar along with his twin sister Margo, providing a decent living for his family. But, as they days go by, his marriage with Amy is falling apart slowly. Amy resents her new life.

On a summer morning in Missouri, when Nick and Amy are celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary along with their relatives and acquaintances, Amy goes missing. Police's eyes turn towards Nick as an act of suspicion, since Nick used Amy's money for his business and their relationship is strained. As the police delve into the investigation, different shades of stories come out from Nick's and Amy's sides. The suspense of the book is carried until the actual information is demystified.


Saturday, 9 February 2019

Dark Blossom by Neel Mullick | Book Review

Summary:

Sam returns home from a business trip a day before his son's thirteenth birthday and is looking forward to being with his family, when his world is cruelly shattered in one fell swoop. Initially he thinks he can cope with the loss, but finally seeks the help of Cynthia, an experienced therapist, to regain his equipoise. What he does not know is that Cynthia herself is trying to cope with a debilitating divorce and the sinister shadow of her ex-husband over her daughter...

What happens when doctor and patient find themselves in the same sinking boat? Moreover, when they are rowing in opposite directions--one clinging to the past, and the other unable to get rid of it! In the midst of it all is Lily, Cynthia's daughter, who harbours a secret that has the power to explode the lives around her. Taut with tension and intensity, Dark Blossom is a glimpse of what lies under the surface of apparently 'normal' people.

Monday, 24 December 2018

The Initiation by Chris Babu | Book Review

Summary:

In a ruined world, Manhattan is now New America, a walled-in society based on equality. But the perfect facade hides a dark truth.

A timid math geek, sixteen-year-old Drayden watches his life crumble when his beloved mother is exiled. The mystery of her banishment leads him to a sinister secret: New America is in trouble, and every one of its citizens is in jeopardy.

With time running out, he enters the Initiation. It’s a test within the empty subway tunnels—a perilous journey of puzzles and deadly physical trials. Winners join the ruling Bureau and move to its safe haven. But failure means death. Can Drayden conquer the Initiation, or is salvation out of his grasp?


Friday, 14 December 2018

Tarikshir by Khayaal Patel | Book Review

Summary:

A small princely state in Rajasthan is the last bastion of resistance against the might of the British Empire. While unrest surrounding the sudden death of the king of Devangarh grows, young prince Rudra Pratap Chauhan prepares to ascend the throne.

But the kingdom is in turmoil. The Devangarh army is outnumbered and the British forces are closing in. To make matters worse, Rudra discovers the king’s death may not have been accidental after all. The strange appearance and disappearance of a mysterious hooded stranger and a series of ritualistic murders in which the bodies have been drained of blood, spread panic across the realm.

As Rudra struggles to manage his new responsibilities and investigate his father’s death, dark secrets will be uncovered that will disrupt life as he knows it.


Thursday, 15 March 2018

Fear Is the Key by Juggi Bhasin | Book Review 


Summary:

'A bitter winter wind blowing outside spoke to me. There was no one else. And then it struck me. She might have truly disappeared! Sometimes, you get a sense of these things . . .'

It's been one hell of a tough week at Yummimages, a digital infotainment site, with controversies seeping into the politicking within the office. To calm things down, Rahul, the founder, plans a party at his home. His goal is to set things right between his fiancée-to-be, Simone, and his business partner and close friend, Suhel. With the party in full swing it's time for Rahul to have 'the talk', but suddenly Simone is nowhere to be found.

As all investigations come to naught, Rahul takes matters into his own hands and soon has a few suspects lined up. It's just a matter of time before he knows the truth. But reality can be so twisted, so bizarre, so utterly unbelievable . . .

This book, by the creator of Agent Rana, will continue to give you chills long after you have read it.


Friday, 25 August 2017

Jim Morgan And The Seven Sins | Book Review


Summary:

A quest to identify seven deadly sins A mystery behind seven keys that were passed to seven men A deadly race against time to seek atonement On the outskirts of New York City, Jim Morgan, an international bestselling author learns through God that he had committed seven sins in his previous life. Clues lie in the six novels he has written, that would lead him to the mystery. But the novels won't reveal everything to him. With seven days on hand, he must walk in the direction that faith leads him in, to reach the lost chamber of Seven Planets. Unless Morgan understands the secret behind his past life and the sins he committed, his chance to live will be lost forever.


Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Goan Chase by Richa Sambhy Mediratta | Book Review


Summary:

Jai and his friends, Nirvaan and Ayesha, are super excited to be in Goa for their summer holidays. The three youngsters visit Jai's aunt who lives in a sprawling villa with a private beach. 
Just when things appear to be too good to be true, their host narrowly escapes a fatal accident. Much to their distress, 'accidents' continue to occur, putting everybody's lives in danger. 
Is there an evil presence in the house? Somebody who wants to harm them? But, why? Jai, Nirvaan, and Ayesha must race against time to solve this mystery before anybody else is harmed. 
If that were not enough, they have to battle with their inner demons. Demons that threaten to come in the way of solving the mystery itself. Demons that will only bring them closer to the hunter waiting patiently for the final strike...



Monday, 24 July 2017

Deceived by Heena Rathore | Book Review

Summary:

How well do you know your loved ones? A girl struggling to cope with the murders of her mother and five-year-old brother. A journalist chasing the ghost of a potential serial killer. A thirteen-year-old girl who slaughtered her parents. And a revenge-driven psychopath who is about to destroy everyone's life. After 9 years, a young writer is still coping with the brutal murders of her mother and five-year-old brother, as she moves into a house of horrors, to start a new life with her lover. Will friends and family be able to redeem Ally out of the impending doom in time? Will her infallible love become the key to the destruction of her already fragile world? Will madness prevail over love; true love over revenge? Deceived is a gripping psychological thriller that mazes through the deepest, darkest emotions of human mind through the story of a vulnerable girl who treads in the mist of deception bred from a long unforgiven betrayal.

Friday, 7 July 2017

Graveyard Shift by Manish Mahajan | Book Review


Summary:

At around midnight, I woke up suddenly. A strange sound was coming from somewhere outside in the passage. I sat up dazed. The curtains were a little ajar letting the moonlight to streak in. I got up to investigate where that noise was coming from. The passageway was almost dark, just a single lamp was left switched on for the night. The sound seemed to be coming from one of the rooms. That was strange, I thought, as there was no one else staying on this floor. All of a sudden, something moved behind me. Turning around I got the shock of my life. Some distance away, in that dreary passageway, stood a figure dressed in flowing white robes, staring hard at me.

Sunday, 18 June 2017

The Resurrection of Evil by Neelabh Pratap Singh

Summary:

When an antique artefact is stolen from National Museum, Delhi, a reckless and stubborn police officer ACP Aryan is placed at the helm of the case. Uncovering each layer of the truth, Aryan discovers that the people on the hunt for the artefact are the descendants of those who are found only in the scriptures of Indian mythology- The Asuras. From the gateway of Lord Vishnu- Haridwar to God's own country- Kerala, from fiery pursuits to narrow escapes, the mystery of the artefact draws Aryan into a lethal maze of vengeance, betrayal and dreadful secrets. With time slipping out of hands like sand, Aryan must unravel the secret motive of his adversaries. Else, this story of Good vs Ancient evil might not end with the victory of Good.



Author:

Neelabh Pratap Singh

Publisher: 

StoryMirror



Release Date: 

January 1st 2016

No. of Pages: 

Paperback, 200 pages



The story revolves around many plots and so it takes some time to connect everything. With lots of twists and turns and you cannot suspect a single person for sure. The characters are attractive and have their duty to execute until the end. 

 The concept revolves around Good vs Evil and how Good eventually wins. The story is totally compatible with the flow of the reader’s mind. The plot is so well maintained till the end that it becomes impossible to keep down the book without ending.