• Literature+Fiction,  Mystery, Thriller+Suspense

    Book Review: The Woman in The Window by AJ Finn

    I am drawn to psycho-thrillers, the likes of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. A recent book that had me hooked was The Woman in the Window by AJ Finn. A debut novel by the author, yet this book scores on almost all fronts. I loved the narration, the story, and most importantly the brilliance in the execution of the suspense. Anna Fox at the window Anna, psychologist by profession, lives alone. Ten months since she left home, and in a new neighborhood, her days are spent in loneliness, watching old movies, drinking wine, counseling patients through an online portal. She suffers from agoraphobia (the fear of open spaces),…

  • Literature+Fiction,  Mystery, Thriller+Suspense

    Eleventh Hour By Hussain Zaidi

    Finally with the monsoon slowing down its pace, my reading too has settled into an easier pattern. A book that I read to keep me company when the rain was at its peak was Hussain Zaidi’s “Eleventh Hour”. Years back when I read Black Friday, also by Zaidi, I remember being hooked onto it. Black Friday is Hussain Zaidi’s chilling account of the 1993 Bombay bombings. I consider it a one of a kind book that brings in the minutest of details- the blasts, the aftermath and the investigation that followed. Well-researched, it lays out authentic facts, woven into a gripping non-fiction piece to read. So picking up Eleventh Hour…

  • Mystery, Thriller+Suspense

    The President is Missing: James Patterson and Bill Clinton

    I keep wondering…. Why does James Patterson bring out books only in collaboration? Well, I ain’t really going to get an answer to this, so I might as well just deduce that he finds it easier to bring out a book faster and in quick succession this way. The latest in line to collaborate with James Patterson is Bill Clinton, the former American President. It indeed was interesting to see the new avatar of Clinton- as a writer. “The President is Missing” is a political thriller in every respect. A fictitious US President Jonathan Duncan has to go underground, disappearing for a few days as the country seems to have come…

  • Mystery, Thriller+Suspense

    YA Thriller: Bad Girls with Perfect Faces by Lynn Weingarten

    I finally read a YA thriller. I have off- late begun to pick up book recommendations from Instagram accounts I follow, and this has enabled me to experiment different genres and styles of writing. Bad girls with Perfect Faces by Lynn Weingarten, a Young Adult thriller, is one such random pick that took me by storm. A simple tale indeed “Be careful when your feelings are too strong, when you love someone too much. A heart too full is like a bomb. One day it will explode.” Three strong characters were all that was required to write this tale of friendship, love and jealousy. Simple in every way, yet when their…

  • Mystery, Thriller+Suspense

    Seven Mysteries to Thrill You Over the Week!

    Fast paced and edge of the seat kinds, mystery and thriller novels are a great way to break a monotony of sorts. They keep you engrossed in your reading, keep you guessing and pump up your heart beat. Here are a few of them that come with oodles of suspense and thrill. 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…

  • Mystery, Thriller+Suspense

    Book Review- Calling Sehmat by Harinder Sikka

    The movie Raazi hit the theatres last Friday, and has been garnering a considerable amount of positive reviews. It is an adaptation of Harinder Sikka’s Calling Sehmat, a fictitious account of a supposedly real spy. I watched the movie this evening. But before I did that, I obviously had to read the book. Let me make a point clear at the onset. This post isn’t a comparison between the movie and the book. I don’t intend to pass a judgment on which one is better. The book and the movie are good in their own way and need to be looked at independently. The only thing they share in common…