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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

My rating 2.5 stars. It is a psychological thriller. I added it to my over hyped shelf. But maybe because i don't like these thrillers who have only one or two characters and they keep ruminating throughout. There are no red herrings either. But all said and done some portions of the book are truly good e.g.


All women knows that there biological clocks are ticking. Ageing 30+ woman can be lonely even if they are successful and in cosmopolitan city:

" I think, I am so fucking lonely. I go home and cry for a while. I am almost thirty-two. That’s not old, especially not in New York, but fact is, it’s been years since I even really liked someone. So how likely is it I’ll meet someone I love, much less someone I love enough to marry? I’m tired of not knowing who I’ll be with, or if I’ll be with anyone. I have many friends who are married – not many who are happily married, but many married friends. The few happy ones are like my par…

Kyonki Woh Beewiyaan Badalte Thay (English: Because they swapped wives) (Vibha Jindal #4) by Ved Prakash Sharma

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Kyonki Woh Beewiyaan Badalte Thay (English: Because they swapped wives) by Ved Prakash Sharma
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Ved Prakash Sharma is one the most popular hindi pulp fiction writer, other being Surendra Mohan Pathak. He is known for miraculous outlandish plots and this novel is no exception.

This is fourth novel in his Vibha Jindal series. Vibha Jindal is a rich heiress who takes only most complicated cases. The plot is based on the concept of wife swapping. Very rich couples swap husbands and wives for sexual thrill. The modus operandi is secret and they choose wives by drawing car keys or chits. If the key/ chit of own spouse is drawn the process is repeated. Then they spend a night together and later own don't even acknowledge each other. One of the wife doesn't agree and protests. And then one by one the members of elite club are murdered and their bodies are found naked with something written.

Can Vibha crack the case? Is the murderer angel or demon? DO they deserve t…

Entice (The Affair, #1) by S. Layne

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Entice by S. Layne
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Laurie husband james sleeps with her best friend becky and she is debastated. In her anxious state she meets Liam who is a playboy and start a passionate affair witj him.

This is the brief of story. Its sensuos, free flowing and keeps you interested. Its no high literature but rather a potboiler.
You can read it once.

Some excerpts :

Except counseling. I scowl. Because counseling is for people who aren’t smart enough to work out their own issues.
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I don’t even remember the last time someone hit on me. Has it been that long? A part of my femininity wants to preen and rub against him, have his hands run down my side at the thought that he believes I’m beautiful enough to want to have a drink with me.
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But there’s still a part of me that wants to be at the bar at eight o’clock and see what a conversation with him would be like.Because after feeling so used and abandoned…and just hurt…that part of me wants to give James a taste of his …

Split second by David Baldacci

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Split Second by David Baldacci
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I bought it in India international trade fair at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. I wanted to read a new thriller writer and the salesman suggested this. I am thankful to him.

All it takes is a split second to ruin your career. Maxwell and king of secret service has this is common. Now both unite and try to redeem themselves. will they b successful?

I enjoyed it thoroughly. It is a page turner. Kept me engrossed. Highly recommended.

Sean is very fastidious and judicious. Michelle is very unorganised and spontaneous. Though Sean is more experienced and older but he is equally energetic. They complement each other and form a good team of investigators. The relationship is platonic though is wished it should be somewhat romantic. The pace is breakneck and mystery is satisfying. It gives very good thrill. Climax explains everything and ties up loose ends.

Some excerpts:

It only took a split second, although to Secret Service agent Sean King it s…

Bhakshak (Sunil #114) by Surender Mohan Pathak

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Bhakshak by Surender Mohan Pathak
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Vintage SMP. Usual Sunil fare. A treat for fans of Sunil. A whodunnit and murder mystery. All the typical sunilian elements are present.


चिराग कासनीवाल को रात के अंधेरे में अपने पड़ोस से मौत का फरिश्ता अपनी तरफ झांकता जान पड़ता था, जो अपनी बाहें पसारे उसे उनमें समा जाने के लिए उकसाता था, हर घड़ी उसे एहसास दिलाता था कि कोई अनहोनी होने वाली थी। क्या वो सच में हलकान पशेमान था या वो उसके दिमाग का खलल था ?

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