BLURB – Rajat, Meenakshi, Sadaaf, Amol, and Shanaya are five University students with nothing in common- who should never have met in the first place. They meet after winning a lucky draw- the prize of which was to take part in a puzzle game. Though the game was engrossing, they were unable to solve the puzzle in the stipulated time. However, this lead to the beginning of a deep friendship between them. Their friendship blossomed. But ego and misunderstanding led to an acrimonious break up. They meet again- two decades later- when Shanaya is murdered, and the other four are suspects. The four soon realize that in spite of being estranged for so many years, there were unknown ties that bound them- ties of treachery, deceit, and subterfuge. Ties that have led them to come together in circumstances that no one could have foreseen. And the game that they had left incomplete two decades back has to be played yet again – on a much bigger canvas. Now they have to trust each other, clear their names, and get to the bottom of the mystery, which threatens not only their lives and relationships, but also the fabric of democratic India. As their travels and travails continue, they discover hitherto unknown facets of the people around them, as well as their own selves. Can they succeed in resolving the puzzle this time? Or is history doomed to repeat itself? As hidden aspects of the human personality are revealed, they realize that no one is what he or she appears to be. For the world comprises of ‘Strangers With Known Faces’.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION –
- Paperback: 257 pages
- Publisher: Invincible Publishers (2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9386148161
- ISBN-13: 978-9386148162
- Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 12.7 x 2.5 cm
MY VIEWS ON THE BOOK –
TITLE – As the title says ‘stranger with known faces’ it depicts the truth of people, how we are two different personalities of what we show and what we are in reality. It matches the plot and the book.
COVER – The cover looks okay, could have been better, but nevertheless it suits the story and imagery the author wants to showcase.
NARRATION – Imagery and lucid language is used to reach out to more and more readers.
THEME – Thriller, Crime, Human psychology, Inner Turmoil.
CHARACTERIZATION – Each character has a defined and subtle role, which slowly reveals about each and every character slowly and steadily. Complexity increases of the story and more turn of events keep happening, which keeps the reader hooked.
ABOUT THE BOOK – Curiosity keeps the reader engaged. A different story.
END OF THE STORY – It could have been better.
OVERALL – 3/5