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BOOK REVIEW: The Disappearance of Sally Sequeira, Bhaskar Chattopadhyay.

The waves still crashed
against the rocks,
The moon still bathed the sandy
beach with its light.
And the piano still played on.
But, amidst all this, just like that,
Sally Sequeira had disappeared.

REVIEW:

Detective Janardhan Maity and his friend Prakash Ray decide on a beautiful vacation spot, the picturesque hamlet of Movim in Goa. The plan was last minute, and Prakash made all the arrangements. But little did they know that their much needed vacation was going to turn into a crazy adventure.  When they reached the guest house, their host, Mrs. Mascarenhas seeks their help in solving a rather unusual incident that took place in their perfectly peaceful and close-knit community. The father of a local teenage girl receives a letter asking for a large sum of money in exchange for his daughter. But they find out that the girl is after all safe and sound in her house. The same night Sally Sequeira, their neighbour’s daughter, shy and someone who keeps to herself, is missing. Maity and Prakash begin to investigate this mysterious event and in the process discover the secrets that each individual is hiding.

The writing is highly atmospheric, and will make you crave for a good vacation. I fell in love with the setting, a place that’s peaceful and at the same time eerie. Maity is smart and a great observer, and the way he perceives things makes this an interesting read. I generally don’t like books when they are overloaded with characters and information, it becomes overwhelming at times. But this is just the perfect dose of mystery element and at the end everything falls into place perfectly.

I would highly recommend it if you’re looking for a quick, fast-paced and action-packed read.

A perfect rainy day read.

RATING: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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  • Paperback: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Hachette India (30 June 2018)
  • Language: English

** I received a copy of the book from Hachette India in exchange for an honest and unbiased review**

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