September 25, 2016

Book Review: The Monsoon Murders by Karan Parmanandka

The Monsoon Murders

Author: Karan Parmanandka
Publisher: Srishti Publishers
Rating: 4.5/5

Suspense, thrill and spine chilling mystery- this is what is offered by the novella ‘The monsoon murders’. An intellectual off-duty cop, an introvert sister and the murder of the brother- the story revolves around this. After months I came across a book which I could not put down before completing it.

With exemplary narration and characterization, the story serves as a delight for mind. The flow is so smooth that all incidents seem related yet divergent; the clues don’t seem like converging. With precise and short chapters and ‘cliffhanger’ endings, reading is fun. The excitement to know ‘what’s next’ is the key element of this book.

Fast paced, strongly woven incidents, balanced characters and justice to the theme- make this book a successful literary feat on the platter.

The character if the cop-Roy, appealed a lot to me, for he relates well with the honest yet disrespected police officers. Just because he thinks that police is barking up the wrong tree, he takes up Arun’s case. And there is too much information to unfold before him. But will the killer be identified before it is too late?

“The less you reveal, the more people can wonder.” “The Monsoon Murders” is a potpourri of mystery, excitement, trauma and amazement, making it a complete thriller package. The cover of the book is apt. The language is expressive and lucid. The author has done a wonderful job in portraying every character. Nowhere in the story does the reader feel bored. The character of Roy has been portrayed as an energetic and firm cop with balanced intelligence and smartness. There some minor editing errors but those can be overlooked when something else catches your attention more. However, the inclusion of Alina's guilt scene seemed awkward; it hampered the good flow of the reading. It was not required. Had that part been left out, the story would have been pulled off really well.

Overall, a page turner novella with reverent imagining and intense and vivid storyline.

                        Review Copy: Courtesy ARUDHA

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