WRITING STYLE: 2.5/5
ENTERTAINMENT QUOTIENT: 2/5
One look at the cover of Falling in Vengeance and its blurb is enough to turn a potential reader into an actual one. The title sounds scandalous and the overall effect that these three elements together produce is quite heady.
When I first looked at the book, it easily got me excited and intrigued. The anticipation of a tantalizing read was just too much too resist and I decided to skip a couple of other planned reads in order to get to this one.
Read on to know more about my thoughts on this book.
What to expect?
Falling in Vengeance is basically a short story that spans just 26 pages. It is a crime fiction but it has a surprise element that is quite uncommon in your regular murder mysteries. Expect a simple read that can be easily read in less than an hour.
What is the story like?
It is a stormy night in Mumbai with grey clouds looming over the horizon, threatening to take over the lives of all Mumbaikars.
In an upmarket fine dining restaurant, a couple – Anaya and Rajveer – are engrossed in each other’s company. The ambience is dreamy and there is love in the air. The night ahead seems promising and both are looking forward to it.
However, what they don’t realize is that this night is also full of danger. There is a murderer on the loose and what happens next will forever change the course of their lives.
What about the author’s writing style?
Falling in Vengeance is a decent attempt at writing a murder mystery with a twist.
There is a mystery and an element of thrill throughout the course of the story but what spoils it for the reader is the amateurish writing and the poor editing.
There is some pull in the plot itself but that isn’t enough to overcome the other flaws that the book has.
How good are the characters?
Falling in Vengeance is a short story and as such, there isn’t a lot of focus on character development. The characters do sound interesting but we really don’t get to know much about them.
What are they really like? What are their motives? What kind of a past they come from and what is it that really makes them who they are?
These are some of the points that help the reader to understand the characters and because of the short nature of the story, we really don’t get to know the answers to any of these questions.
Let’s talk about the climax
The climax of Falling in Vengeance comes with a decent twist but the way it is written is rather dull and unimaginative. There surprise and thrill but without a powerful it again falls short of the reader’s expectations.
It all boils down to the entertainment quotient
In the end, the book turns out to be a mediocre read.
Despite a fast pace and a well-conceived plot, the delivery and execution fail to make it shine and that is probably the biggest issue with the book.
Pick up the book if
- If you are looking for an easy, quick and short read.
- If you are looking for a murder mystery with a twist.
- If you don’t mind reading amateurish writing.
Skip the book if
- If you don’t like mediocre reads.
- If poor editing and unpolished writing bothers you.
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