Book review : Private India


Murder mystery! As it suggests, it has to be a mystery till the end and then only it can be called one in true sense.

I have always been a fan of good suspense movies. But those are rare. One I can quickly recollect is ‘Kahani’. It was such an amazing suspense thriller!

I was a little apprehensive when I decided to read my first such book. I have read “Krishna Key” and “Chanakya’s Chant” by the same author “Ashwin Gandhi”, both I had quite liked. All I had in mind when I picked this book was, it has to live up to expectations or I will drop it as soon as I find out the mystery, the murderer in this case.

So I began reading the book. This book already told me that it was about a series of murders in the metro city mumbai. So I knew that i would discover the first murder very soon and it so happened. Along with that came in to picture Santosh Wagh, the officer at private india, which happened to be leading organization who solved crime mysteries and cases.

But the way the murder happened, lead to so many questions and guesses, I realised that the book might end up to be an interesting read. Though I still had my doubts as at times, even movie with really good plot turn out to be predictable and you lose interest midway.

One after the other, series of events and murder happened and all the characters of the story started coming in to picture. And as the plot opened up, it became all the more interesting and by then you start feeling like not to put book down until it finished.

But just then a few twist and turns make you feel already know the murderer and can predict everything but you fall flat very soon with next series of events.

I really liked the way each murder unfolded and those unfamiliar murders became so obvious with the past events. Heads up to Santosh Wagh, the lead character. All the characters have their role to play and all are equally important for the story. I obviously don’t want to write anything more about the plot, murders, characters or suspense as it would then be unjust 😉

Even though its a big fat book, the chapters are very small and its a real fast page turner. You won’t feel like keeping the book down once you start reading.

Overall, I would say a really good pick as it is quite fast paced and will keep you hooked. Even though you know the killer by the end, you still don’t want to put the book down till you finish it. That’s an achievement by the author. I really felt as if I was watching a suspense thriller murder mystery bollywood movie and could imagine each and every bit. Won’t be surprised if this turns out to be an actual bollywood movie 😉

What are you waiting for? 😀

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