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I thank writers melon for having sent me a free copy in exchange of my review.
Psychological thrillers continue to be famous selling like hot cakes due to the horrible secrets, toxic relationship , and gruesome murders. They are capable of mesmerizing you with delicious twists , sudden turns and assuring action-packed thrill ride of adventure, intrigue and sinister suspense that will keep you guessing until the very end.
Fear is the key Death has never been closer is a fresh, juicy, and utterly addictive thriller from the author Juggi Bhasin , the creator of Agent Rana
This is his first book for me . I am satisfied with the wholesome concept and beautiful execution .I have felt the feeling of viewing a horror movie. I want to read his other books also.
Usually I read the book belongs to this genre at the week end . But I choose week days to devour the thrill and chill as it is a length one- 280 pages .
This novel of shock and terror explores the complexities of sick mind and the dangerous truths we come across in this intricate society.
The azure backdrop of cover holding an image of a knife suits with the genre and the title Fear is the key the title of the book written by Mr Alister MacLean . The author says in his note as follows:
Fear is the recurring motif of our times.
There are 37 chapters and each one relates to a subplot. Rahul abhyankar, CEO of Yummimges a media start- up has hosted a party to his employees along with childhood buddy Suhul presently the chief operating officer .At that time Simone de’Costa Chief Content Officer , has gone missing. She has vanished, traceless. The police are at a loss; her colleagues are grief stricken. . Their friend is lost forever, perhaps dead, perhaps kidnapped. The biggest mystery leads to many revelations that would make you hooked to the story. When Inspector Kripal starts his investigation, Rahul also takes matters into his own hands and soon has a few suspects lined up as per the blurb .
Since the storyline is the strength of the book I don’t want to go deep as it may serve as a spoiler.
When you read this book, you will make many assumptions. You will doubt everyone to be the culprit. You will brood over the ulterior motives, the complicated knots , the anatomy of the relationships.
The tale is very much contemporary taking into account the sea change of lifestyle due to the advent of internet and hence every one could relate to the shocking happenings and realistic characters. The plot is strong and it can give all the vibes to the readers. There are so many sub plots which entertain us a lot. The icing of the cake is the hard reality of dreadfulness among the city dwellers due to the mischiefs of unscrupulous and deviant persons .
This novel carries page-turning police procedural investigation, compelling prose that you would forget you’re reading fiction. The fluent writing that makes you want to annotate every sentence in the book. But deep at the core of the book is the spine- chilling thrill, guaranteeing goosebumps. Liberal dosage of erotic scenes would scintillate the senses of the readers.
I like episodes involving Fredo the pizza delivery boy, Usman the swimmimg instructor, and Dubey a Zuber taxi driver.
The following philosophical words have caught my attention.
The soul can only soar if the body is alive and well.
Failure rides invisible on the wings of success.
Trust in today’s day and age is a fancy desert served only on special occasions.
I like the beehive story told by Tanya Sehgal a qualified doctor with master’s degree in both psychology and psychiatry .
I feel her role should have been more effective and effortful.
This cliffhanger thriller is a roller-coaster read for me .
Juggi Bhasin the great author has done a fantasticjob in weaving this whodunit with the threads of splendid language with a fast pace , crisp prose and strong knot.
All adult fiction lovers would like this book and I recommend it to the youth and elders.
My score: 4/5
Disclaimer : I have receiwed a free copy from Writersmelon in exchange of my honest and unbiased review.
AUTHOR jUGGI BAHSIN
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