Book Review : Private India by Ashwin Sanghi & James Patterson.

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On The Cover :
In Mumbai, seemingly unconnected people are dying, strangled in a chilling ritual and with strange objects carefully arranged with the corpses.
For Santosh Wagh, head of Private India, the Mumbai branch of the World’s finest investigation agency, it’s a race against time to stop the killer striking again.
In a city of over thirteen million, he’d have his work cut out at the best of times, but this case has him battling Mumbai’s biggest gang lord and a godman who isn’t all he seems.
And then he discovers there may be an even greater danger facing Private India. Hidden in the shadows is someone who could destroy the whole organisation along with the thousands of innocent Mumbai citizens…

About the Authors:

ASHWIN SANGHI is counted among India’s highest-selling English fiction authors. He has written three novels, all bestsellers – The Rozabal Line, Chanakya’s Chant and The Krishna Key. Ashwin was included by Forbes India in their celebrity 100 list.

JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past decade – The Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club and Detective Michael Bennett novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers.

Review :

Quick Review :

Private India is definitely a Page Turner. It keeps you engrossed till the very last page. If Thriller is your genre, then you shouldn’t miss this book.

Detailed Review :

This is my first experience with both the Authors work and may I say I am completely in awe of both of them for keeping my anxiety levels upright till the climax. First thing one might observe is the pure simplicity of language used, making it a delight to read. The book is divided into three parts and 116 chapters. Chapters are short and crisp.

There has been a detailed description of the city – Mumbai where the events take place. As I kept reading chapter after chapter, one thing was clear, I couldn’t keep this book away without finishing it.

As I am not aware of the writing patterns of the Authors, I couldn’t differentiate between both their writings. But then, does it really matter? Because I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book and felt variety of emotions as the story progressed.

Every thriller has mysteries to be solved. But what makes a thriller different from a good thriller? It’s the way the Dots get connected to form a picture. The picture that is revealed at the end of the story. I really liked how this book progressed page after page.

Just when I thought I know who the culprit is, the next page threw some new piece of information proving me wrong. And this happened every time till the climax and the anti-climax were revealed. I got completely involved and hooked up to the story and couldn’t keep the book aside.

Ratings : 4/5

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