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I have a new book for you today. Tied To Deceit is by debut author Neena Brar and it sounds absolutely brilliant.

Was he one of those men who believed they were entitled to rage, that it was solely reserved for them? If she stood up to him, would he make her pay for it?

The blurb starts off on a tone I’m immediately attracted to. I’m sure you’ll agree. Check it out below.


On a drizzly August morning, the inhabitants of the hill town of Sanover, Himachal Pradesh, wake up to the shocking news of the murder of the exquisite, secretive, malicious, and thoroughly immoral Devika Singh.

As Superintendent of Police Vishwanath Sharma begins to sift through the hidden secrets of Devika Singh’s life, it becomes evident that everyone who knew her seems to have a clear-cut motive for killing her.

Faced with the investigation of a crime that appears to have as many suspects as there are motives, Vishwanath Sharma probes the sinister web spun around a tangle of lies and deception.


“A remarkable whodunit that’s as sharp as it is concise.

Brar enhances her taut murder mystery with an engaging setting that effectively incorporates the local culture. The smart, believable denouement will have readers looking forward to Brar’s next endeavor.”

-Kirkus Reviews

“A literary mystery saga that includes far more depth and psychological and cultural insights than your typical murder mystery’s scenario.”

-D. Donovan, Midwest Book Review

In case that wasn’t convincing enough there is an excerpt below that will definitely make you want to run out and grab the book.


Even the chill in the air failed to dampen her spirits today. She walked swiftly, crossed the narrow, cobbled street, went up Shakti Avenue, and climbed the long twisting road toward the Upper Hill. Finally, the town was behind, and the noise—the deafening noise of the town; the footsteps of hundreds of pedestrians; the screeching of vendors and rickshaw wheels on the cobbled streets; the blowing horns of scooters, motorcycles, and buses; the chimes of temple bells; the shrieking laughter of the children playing gulli danda in the streets—was left behind. It was silent, peaceful finally. She stood there and gazed at the town below. Although it had not rained all day, the sun had stayed hidden behind gloomy-looking clouds until the afternoon. Now, in the late evening, the clouds had lifted to reveal a feeble sun behind. The sunlight, although meager, was resilient enough to smear the slated roofs of white-washed narrow houses with a fierce coral. Coral—every shade of coral—she had loved since she was a little girl. A few more days of this vast loneliness and then her colourless life would be filled with a fierce coral. She took a deep breath and smelled the evening breeze.


Neena H. Brar lives in Edmonton, Canada with her husband, two children, a highly energetic German Shepherd, and a lifetime collection of her favorite books.

A hermit at heart, she’s a permissive mother, a reluctant housekeeper, a superb cook, and a hard-core reader.

Tied to Deceit is her debut novel.

You can find her online on twitter at @bookaddictnwriter and on Facebook.

The book is available for purchase on Amazon and Barnes and Nobles everywhere. If you’re specifically looking in India click here