On his second adventure, Bhrigu Mahesh is called to help by a hapless, retired clerk named Nataraj Bhakti, who thinks he is being haunted by the spirit of his dead wife. As he investigates, the mystery deepens and takes a sinister turn. A woman gets brutally murdered, and the great detective faces the challenge to either catch the killer or risk the destruction of many innocent lives.
Publisher: Random House – Ballantine (August 18th 2015)
Hardcover: 384 pages
The murderer’s daughter is a character-driven thriller portraying the life of a bold and brilliant psychologist, Dr Grace Blades. Grace helps troubled people, specially those who have lost their loved ones. She herself has lost her parents in a murder-suicide when she was five. Passing through a chain of foster homes, she finally finds a loving family. But, she still has a dark side, and leads a double life.
A new client, Andrew Toner, finds her through an article she has written about the psychological aspects of being related to a murderer. He recognises her from their recent encounter. He is hesitant to talk, and leaves within a few minutes. The next day, a homicide detective turns up at her door with the news of his death. Continue reading Book Review: The Murderer’s Daughter→
I was eagerly waiting for the thriller, “A minute to death”. Not only because the author Ganga Bharani is a co-blogger and a friend, but because I’ve read her debut novel, “Just you, me, and a secret”. After reading this novel, I’m glad to say it lives up to my expectation. A minute to death is a riveting thriller leading to an unanticipated ending.
The novel begins at the Raghavan colony where a young girl, Avanthika is found hanging in her room. An aspiring writer Riya also arrives there. She has persuaded her boyfriend Inspector Rohan to let her study the crime scene. How else can she write a realistic description of a crime scene in her novel?
Rohan has chosen this case as it looks like an open-and-shut suicide case. As he unravels the mystery that is Avanthika’s life, some things don’t add up. The mystery deepens as one more victim is found in similar circumstances. Have the girls really committed suicide or is there a serial killer on the loose? The plot keeps you guessing, and leads up to the unexpected climax, and a beautifully written epilogue. Continue reading Book Review: A Minute to Death→
The Bones of You is a gripping psychological thriller. It makes you wonder about the things we take for granted. How much do we really know about people around us? We see everyone according to our own perceptions. But maybe, just maybe underneath the superficial charm, someone might be a sociopath. Continue reading Book Review: The Bones of You→
There are some books which you glance through the pages, and continue reading when you find time, and then there are others which you finish in one setting. Because once you start reading, you just can’t keep it down. Somebody I used to know belongs to the second category. Once I started reading, I had to read on, to find out what happens next. Continue reading Book Review: Somebody I Used To Know→