Fear Is the Key – by Juggi Bhasin

 

BLURB –

A bitter winter wind blowing outside spoke to me. There was no one else. And then it struck me. She might have truly disappeared! Sometimes, you get a sense of these things . . .’

It’s been one hell of a tough week at Yummimages, a digital infotainment site, with controversies seeping into the politicking within the office. To calm things down, Rahul, the founder, plans a party at his home. His goal is to set things right between his fiancée-to-be, Simone, and his business partner and close friend, Suhel. With the party in full swing it’s time for Rahul to have ‘the talk’, but suddenly Simone is nowhere to be found.

As all investigations come to naught, Rahul takes matters into his own hands and soon has a few suspects lined up. It’s just a matter of time before he knows the truth. But reality can be so twisted, so bizarre, so utterly unbelievable . . .

This book, by the creator of Agent Rana, will continue to give you chills long after you have read it.

 

REVIEW –

Starting of with the cover it is really intriguing giving more power to the title’fear’.  The colours do the wonder to bring out the fear. The story revolves around rahul, suhel and simone who goes missing at the party. The title is riveting. After reading the blurb you do want to know what the story is all about. The book starts off good and gets a bit confusing towards the middle. Too many twists are there in the book which makes it more interesting to read. It is a little long read.Characterization has been done well. The story could have much better flow. You might think the book is about finding simone which instead leads to a truth which is rather really huge. The language used is easy. Plot is good. The author has written with alot of research and keeping all the characters intact all the time. The book is mediumly paced. Friendship, romance, psychology, revenge all the themes are used. The ending leaves you with goosebumps. The imagery formed by the author is a tremendous job done with ease. Book filled with suspense and thrill. A good book.

Overall -4/5.

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You Never Know: Sometimes Love Can Drag You Through Hell – by Akash Verma

 

 

BLURB – There will be times when you feel you have the best relationship, ever There will be times when it will be the worst that has happened to you There will be times when you know you are getting into something terrible; something that will not stop till it destroys you And yet . . . You will be pulled into it so inextricably, unstoppably . . . Dhruv knew Anuradha was his true love. So, despite being married with kids, he still went ahead with their affair. He hid it from his wife and his colleagues. He told lies so he could be with her-it was that amazing! But he couldn’t save himself from the dark secret she was keeping. It pulled him into a vortex of danger so deep that he lost all he had. It happened to him and if you think it can’t happen to you-think again.

 

About the Author

Akash Verma is an entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of two internet start-ups in the fashion and food sectors. Prior to this, he was in the corporate sector, in organizations such as Coca-Cola, Big FM and Red FM. His work has taken him across the country and he uses this experience to give context to his stories. He has authored three books till now: It Happened That Night, Three Times Loser and A Broken Man. Akash is currently based out of Gurgaon, India. He is also interested cinema, literature, history and travel.

REVIEW –

The book was received in a good condition from amazon.

COVER – The cover tells you it is a romantic thriller and a mystery.

TITLE – The title is also amazing.

PACE – The pace of the book keeps changing from the start till the end. The last few pages are teeth gritting.

THEMES – love, revenge, secrecy, human tendencies.

The story is based on dhruv, shalinis and anuradhas life. Dhruv is happily married and has a kid with shalini. anuradha is an employee which joins in recently and he falls in love with her too. Can one fall in love twice? but as humans we always have secrets that can ruin us and change our lives all the way away. anuradha is split in between her past and her present. dhruv does’nt know what to do. that one incident changes everything. it also shows how love can change someone through out. The story has enough twists to keep you hooked. The book is a one time read. The descriptions and language is lucid.

overall -3.5/5.