A fast-paced noir murder mystery with dark humour that builds on the secrecies of the Mumbai underworld and an accidental hero, Living Hell is at times bafflingly exotic beyond words. Vivaan Shah has an eye for detail like none other.
Empty Wallet has a pleasant story, however, the blurb did promise a lot but not much was achieved throughout the book. There was no insufficiency of drama but I couldn’t catch on the blurb’s promise of a corporate thriller. It felt more or less like a corporate drama I have heard or read earlier.
Magic Square has elements of various genres in subtle doses. It has a little drama, a mildly exciting mystery, a life-changing journey, a sombre dose of romance and friendship. No melodrama, no playing it up – just a simple and entertaining story. The book is a short story. Just over 60 pages, it can technically be classified as a novella.
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.
Elephants in the Room by Suraj Laxminarayanan is about a naïve bunch of ragtag men and their amateurly planned bank robbery gone wrong. The book is massive. It is just short of 600 pages and that’s a lot to overwhelm any reader but let that not deter you from giving this book a chance.
Sniper’s Eye is fast-paced and racy. It promises something new at the turn of every couple of pages and that is what makes it compelling. Mainak Dhar uses simple language and the book can be easily read in a single sitting. Expect a good dose of suspense, mystery, thrill and lot of action and adventure.
The Last Laugh is a crime thriller which promises a decent dose of suspense, thrill and mystery. The book isn’t an ideal read for people who read a lot of crime thrillers but it might prove to be a good read for those who are just getting started on reading English novels. The most fascinating aspect of this book is its unique setting.
I wish I Had Not Married My Love is a short romantic thriller that I had the opportunity to read recently. The book has a good mix of college romance and murder mystery. To be very specific, it is more of a psychological thriller than a regular murder mystery. With such an interesting story in mind, Ashish Roy surely has good storytelling skills
The book is basically a crime mystery in the garb of a romantic drama. Surely, there is a bit of both (romance and drama) but the suspense overpowers them in a big way. What I absolutely loved in this book is its strong plot. If there is one thing that appears to have taken a good amount of effort and thinking, it is the plot.
The Cryptic Key is a modern day mythological thriller. It promises adventure, as well as fantasy and people who love the idea of quests and treasure hunting, will surely find it a good read. It gives you an altogether new approach to look at Indian mythology and its ancient customs.
Who Are You Stranger? is a romantic thriller. The book is interesting and even though it has certain issues, I remember always looking forward to the next page – page after page. It is one of those reads that work best when one isn’t a regular reader and picks up books only once in a while.
Desert Flowers a unique story of lies, deception, love, hope and justice. It is powerful and sad and is different from every other book that I’ve read. It is a slow thriller which becomes deeply emotional towards the end and manages to bring out emotions that you never knew existed.