The story opens with the fateful night when Tollywood heart-throb Hiya Sen is raped and murdered by three men. Her husband Manav, one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the city, and his chauffeur Lakhan are beaten up so bad. Since it’s a high profile murder case ACP Agni Mitra in brought into the investigation. The suspect list keeps growing as more characters are introduced – Neha Awasthi, with whom Manav broke his engagement, Neha’s father Deepak Awasthi, who would benefit from their marriage, Mayank Kapoor, an alcoholic model, who was having an affair with Hiya just a couple of weeks before her marriage and Rituja Bose, once famous and now struggling to make a name for herself in the industry, who was working with Hiya on a project before she was murdered. The story takes a twist when Lakhan and Mayank are also found dead. As Agni starts digging into their deaths he uncovers shocking truth about Hiya’s murder. Who was the murderer? What was the motive? Read this fast paced thriller to find out more.
CHARACTERS & WRITING:
This is the second book in Agni Mitra series. All the characters are well crafted. I do feel there are a lot of characters for a book that’s just 238 pages long, but that has worked in favour because that just makes it even more difficult to guess the murderer. The writing is simple and easy to comprehend. The book deals with an important issue in our society, and to be honest I had no clue about it till I read the end. Nowadays there are only a few books where one doesn’t see the end coming and, this is definitely one of them.
MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book. I wish there were more Indian fictions dealing with issues addressed in this book. If you’re looking for a simple, easy and quick thriller, I highly recommend this. This is a definite page turner.
- Paperback: 238 pages
- Publisher: Readomania (1 August 2017)
- Language: English
** I received a copy of the book from the Writersmelon in exchange for an honest and unbiased review**