While the realm of psychological thrillers boasts an abundance of remarkable works by international authors, I have noticed a dearth of Indian voices making their mark in this genre. There seemed to be a void awaiting fresh voices to emerge. Into this space, enters Girish Dutt Shukla and his gripping masterpiece, Cold Blooded Love. The novel not only captivates with its dark and compelling psychological narrative but also heralds the arrival of a promising new talent in this unexplored realm.
Happiness, an elusive concept, seems to slip away the harder we strive for it. However, the solution lies not in ceaseless pursuit, but rather in comprehending it from within ourselves, in the small joys that enrich our everyday existence.
Coincidentally, this is precisely the objective of my recent read, “The Peace Approach” by Alok Tripathi. The book aspires to help us grasp the essence of happiness and incorporate its practice into our daily lives.
Strange Weather in Tokyo follows Tsukiko’s unexpected encounter with her former high school teacher at a sake bar. Their meetings persist, marked by conversations, edamame, cold beer, and a remarkable trip to the mountains for wild mushrooms. As seasons shift, their connection transcends companionship. Amidst spring and autumn, Tsukiko realizes the profound and meaningful solace she finds in Sensei’s company, leading to an evolving bond that defies expectations.
In picturesque Sausalito, Hannah’s perfect life shatters as her husband Owen vanishes mysteriously. A cryptic note pushes her to “PROTECT HER,” leaving her perplexed. As Hannah investigates, a tangled web of deception unravels. Alongside Owen’s daughter, Bailey, they confront their demons and unearth haunting secrets. Each revelation jeopardizes their lives, forever transforming their reality.
Rama of the Axe: The Epic Saga of Parashurama is an extraordinary mythological fiction that beautifully depicts the awe-inspiring and transformative odyssey of Ramabhadra, ultimately becoming Lord Parashurama. It captures the magnificence and grandeur of this larger-than-life journey with sheer brilliance.
Once again, the renowned author returns, bringing with him a new true crime novel centered around the infamous serial killer Vijay Palande.
This latest installment, cleverly titled the “Yes Sir I Killed My Dad tetralogy”, aims to emphasize the brevity of each of its three books.
Among this list of gripping reads, “Karan Kakkad Ke Karnamey” takes its place as the third entry, accompanied by “Hanging Palande” and “Kumbharli Ghat Ke Kankal.”
Charlie Wynwood and Silas Nash, once close friends turned something more in high school, experienced a sudden memory wipe, leaving them disoriented and lost. They were alone in this peculiar predicament, their memories vanishing simultaneously. Despite brief recollections, their memories would reset every 48 hours. In their quest for answers, they must swiftly reconstruct their past and confront the hidden secrets that tore them apart, racing against time for the truth.
Rooh, a captivating memoir by the accomplished writer and director Manav Kaul, delicately unfolds his poignant expedition as he returns to his cherished roots in Khwaja Baugh, his childhood abode. Its pristine white walls and the azure door continually haunt his dreams, leaving him with an unwavering sense of disorientation and longing.
Meet Sneha Talwar, the ambitious young reporter with a penchant for idealism. Her latest assignment? To profile the fascinating Natasha Babani, an environmental activist and multi-talented mommy-influencer. But just as Sneha gears up to uncover Natasha’s extraordinary tale, a shocking twist disrupts her plans—Natasha’s lifeless body is discovered, gently floating in the very lake she fought so hard to restore.
Breasts and Eggs offers a compelling depiction of the modern female experience in Japan, delving into the personal odysseys of three women as they navigate societal pressures and confront their own inner struggles in pursuit of genuine contentment and self-determined destinies. The narrative revolves around Natsu, a thirty-year-old woman, her elder sister Makiko, and Makiko’s daughter, Midoriko.
Kitty Collins is a famous influencer with over a million followers on Instagram, who absolutely adore her lifestyle and her vegan ways of living. One night after a party, she accidentally kills a man. She thought she would be caught, but when it appears that she has gotten away with it – the thrill, the glow she feels in her body is exhilarating and that’s where the addiction begins for Kitty.
In this book, Belliappa delves into snippets from his everyday life, some ordinary some extraordinary, and presents to us a life that is not just different from us in terms of history but also geography. Unlike most of us city-dwellers, Belliappa is a resident of a verdant green coffee estate of Coorg, and thus this geographical setting plays an important part in the setting the vibe and flavour of the book.