29 Aug Book Review #3 – Private India by Ashwin Sanghi and James Patterson !!
The cover image of the book is clear and lets you know from the first glance that it is a thriller and is based on Mumbai. I love the embossing effect on the cover image which makes it attractive. The publisher is arrow books.
The story begins when a lady is found strangled in a hotel room, the hotel management of Marine Bay Plaza calls Santosh to the scene, and he starts investigating. The first one to be murdered was a Thai doctor. She has a yellow scarf around her neck and her hands are tied with strings. There is a flower on one hand, and a fork on the other. There is also a small, Viking toy helmet tied to one of her toes. A cut hair strand was also found with these.
The novel all in all is a page-turner, and makes you glued to the book. When I received a book with 448 pages I wasn’t sure of reading completely. I finished the book in just 2 days with my hectic schedule on one side and I was amazed. I learnt new things from this book – for instance – the concept of thugs. The book is well written except for the repetitive flashbacks, cliches and stereo types, bad words, sexual representations and vulgarity.
Thank you Blogadda for the autographed copy of Private India !