My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The New Year began and so did the Goodreads Reading Challenge for 2016. So I thought why not read something that I wouldn't normally read. So here I was, holding a copy of In The Shadows of Death: A Detective Agni Mitra Thriller.
And then it began, a murder mystery that led to more murders even before the murderer was found!
This was the first thriller that I read by an Indian author and he seems to have done a pretty good job.
Any tale should be able to deftly tie up the loose threads towards the end but here, Sourabh not only ties all loose ends but also gives the reins of the tale to the reader. But hold on! It is not before he has brought in twists and turns to his satisfaction.
A disturbed Officer with his own demons to fight at home is given the task of solving the mystery. In the process of finding the culprit, the professional task gets personal as the story progresses.
The psyche of the human mind has deftly been explored and explained, leaving the reader with questions about how some experiences of childhood leave a mark deep down in one's system, only to surface at the unlikeliest hour.
A book that I had picked up recently had left a bitter aftertaste and I was wary of typos and the language. But here was a book that was devoid of "sophisticated" words and yet conveyed so much!
Here's wishing Sourabh great innings in the field that he seems to be good at!