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Monday, 13 October 2014
Book Review #19 : Happily Murdered....
Srishti Publishers Distributors
Year of Publication: 2014
No. Of Pages: 246
Who killed Gulab Sarin?
The radiant new daughter-in-law of the
influential Mehta family dies mysteriously on the very next night of her
wedding. The murder is an inside job, the police are certain. It could be
anyone, the adulterous husband, conniving in-laws, jealous friend and the love
struck ex-fiance. With an aim to save themselves and incriminate others, it is
not long before these suspects turn into amateur detectives, hunting for clues
and delving into hidden secrets only they can unearth. They coerce, pry and
blackmail in an attempt to get to the bottom of this mystery. Will one of these
nine unlikely sleuths finally unravel the mystery behind Gulab's death and
avenge it? Or will the truth die as viciously as Gulab?
book is just marvelous. You feel your heart heavy as you finish it. Mystery
novels rarely give you this feel.
like to Congratulate Rasleen Syal on her début novel. If this novel is any
indication, we just found a brilliant author to the genre of thrillers and
suspense. She does complete justice to the book.
novel has everything you want to have in a suspense thriller and even more. It
has a sense of belonging. The easy flow of words, and no nonsense practical
language, Rasleen's brilliant way of portraying her characters and the settings
in which they exist makes the not only believable but also very identifiable.
I was hooked up from the very beginning. The plot is excellent, language is
simple, and flow is fast.
recommended to suspense and mystery lovers, undoubtedly it is going to be a
the cover of the book since it is very symbolic and captivating - blood dripping
from the red bridal saree.
book doesn't disappoint you. Gulab - a brilliant protagonist, who stays in your
heart even after you have finished the book.
strife, animosity, rivalry, manipulative behaviour add different angles and
spice to the story.
first few pages disclose the characters involved, often leaving you confused on
the relationships between them and making you feel a family tree would have
come handy but that feeling does tend to disappear as you progress through and
the characters become more familiar.
presents “Happily Murdered” as a delicious dish, one that you enjoy and savour.
Her narrating style, with simple English and absolutely no regional lingo
thrown in, keeps the reader engaged throughout. There are typographical errors
here and there, and sometimes a word is missing or pluralized. It could have
are looking for a fresh, engaging and slightly different murder mystery... give
"Happily Murdered..." a chance, you will be pleasantly surprised.