Author : Vedashree Khambete-Sharma
Publisher : Harpercollins India
Genre : Thriller
Source : Publisher
Rating : 3 Stars Continue reading
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My usual round up of monthly releases that I look forward to has been a nit delayed because I have been swamped with work but NOW I have the time to do them so here is a shorter, sort of mini list of books I am curious and excited for!
Dead body, check. Disillusioned reporter, check. Dark and sinister secrets, check. When Mumbai Daily journalist Avantika Pandit is asked to interview her childhood nemesis Aisha Juneja, she knows it will be like an express bikini wax – painful, but quick. Then Laxmi, her former best friend, shows up dead. And suddenly Avantika finds herself turning into the reporter she used to be – a nosy little newshound with the self-preservation instincts of a dodo. Now, she has to meet old acquaintances she’d hoped never to run into again, try to unravel the puzzle of Laxmi’s death, and ask the questions nobody seems to be asking – who is the man Laxmi was in love with? Why hasn’t anybody heard of him? What does he have to do with her death? The answers could get her killed. But if the choice is between death and writing listicles, dying might not be that bad after all. Featuring schoolyard rivalries, the Backstreet Boys and a fat dollop of 90s nostalgia, Swear You Won’t Tell? is part thriller, part whodunit, all fun.
Sultan of Delhi is a book that would be perfectly in place among the shelves of a Bollywood director. Filled with action, forbidden love and family honour, it is the quintessential Indian story about how a lone man, using his intelligence alone, succeedes in life only to have an old connection rear its ugly head.Arnab Ray is the author of The Mine and a couple of other books, all of which I’ve heard great things about but haven’t read yet. So when I was offered a chance to be part of the blog tour for his newest novel, I jumped at the chance. Continue reading
I have one of Aroon Raman’s books in my shelves and I didn’t read it because I thought it was part of a series and I’d accidentally bought book 2. Turns out it is a series but they aren’t continuous. Oh well. Now I’ve read the third instalment in the adventures of these characters and I have to say, I’m rather unimpressed. Maybe my expectations were too high from everyone telling me that the first two books are great or maybe the first two books are actually great and this is the only one that isn’t?
Ah thrillers. They will always be one of my favourite genres no matter how much more of anything else I read. There’s something wonderful about watching detectives, vigilantes and criminals do crazy things and give you adrenaline pumping moments without you having to put yourself in any kind of danger. And in that aspect, Remember Death does really well.