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  • Literature+Fiction,  Mystery, Thriller+Suspense,  Women in Books

    If Tomorrow Comes – #AtoZChallenge

      “I will survive, Tracy thought. I face my enemies naked, and my courage is my shield.”  ― Sidney Sheldon, If Tomorrow Comes I am a Sidney Sheldon fan. Just love the suspense element that his books hold within it. But must say, have had my reservations on the portrayal of women in a few of his books. Nevertheless, here is a book, where I loved the main protagonist-the beautiful, intelligent and strong woman that she was. If Tomorrow Comes and Tracy Whitney Meet Tracy Whitney, the young woman, who is smart and independent. She is warm and compassionate too. An idealist in every way, yet when her whole life goes topsy- turvy,…

  • Mystery, Thriller+Suspense

    Thriller on Your Mind? Pick Memory Man by David Baldacci

    After a bit of a reading slump, I needed a fast-paced book to get me going. I picked up David Baldacci from the local library here last weekend. It was my first Baldacci, and the first book in Baldacci’s Amos Decker series (there have been four so far in the series). Amos Decker is the detective at play, solving mysteries and murders. Having suffered a head injury that ended his football career, the trauma induced a condition called hyperthymesia and synesthesia. The result of this- is never being able to forget anything! Weird as the condition may sound, it is this ability that gets him to crack cases and get…

  • Mystery, Thriller+Suspense

    Book Review: Unlawful Justice by Vish Dhamija

    Vish Dhamija, author of crime fiction and legal drama, is out with his sixth novel titled “Unlawful Justice”. A tale that highlights and puts together the nitty-gritty of the Indian judicial system, what happens inside the court and outside the courtroom, lives of the rich and powerful and the effects these can have on someone in the lower strata of society. Story in brief Baby is the 16 year old daughter of Gayathri- the domestic help in the Divan household. She is brutally raped and left to bleed by Maheep- the son of a powerful and influential client of Vansh Divan. A criminal lawyer, Vansh suddenly finds himself in a…

  • Mystery, Thriller+Suspense

    Book Review: Origin by Dan Brown

    The author of The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown, is back again with his new book. Titled, Origin, it is the fifth installment in the Robert Langdon series. Primarily set in Spain, the book is, yet again a paradoxical interplay between religion and science. Almost all his books have a similar central plot. And of course, in typical Dan Brown style, one could expect a whirlwind tour of Spain.  Critics have seldom been kind with Dan Brown’s books, yet it is no denying that his books have been best sellers. The books may seem to be loaded with scientific jargon, or may read like a travelogue, but I must say I personally don’t mind them.…

  • Books-U Write I Say,  Mystery, Thriller+Suspense

    Private Delhi By Ashwin Sanghi & James Patterson

    The former CIA agent Jack Morgan runs an investigation agency called “Private”. With branches around the globe, the agency, investigates intriguing cases, with utmost discretion. They possess an incredible team of investigators, and boast of the latest technology and forensics to crack cases and get to the perpetrators. Continuing in this series is Private Delhi, by the popular crime fiction writer James Patterson, in collaboration with Ashwin Sanghi.  “Plastic barrels containing dissolved human remains have been found in the basement of a house. But this isn’t just any house; this property belongs to the state government. With information suppressed by the authorities, delving too deep could make Santosh a target…

  • Books-U Write I Say,  Mystery, Thriller+Suspense

    Book Review: In the Name of God By Ravi Subramanian

    There are lies… and there are secrets…. In an ancient temple that boasts of a strong religious faith, with a king who upholds this faith and the legend, a lot can happen in the name of God. What do you believe? Whom do you trust? What does it mean to have blind faith? In the Name of God by Ravi Subramanian, is a thriller, based on the Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram, the assets it holds within its vaults and, the infamous controversies that arose after the Supreme Court directed a committee to open up these vaults. Packed with that adrenaline rush, it compels you to read right till that last…