Private India by Ashwin Sanghi and James Patterson – Review

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I would rate the book 2.5 stars. My judgement of the book rests upon basic parameters . Was the story captivating or interesting ? Do i relate to one or more characters ? Was the Author successful in bringing out the sub conscious monologues of the characters ? Do I understand the Characters ? Did I learn something New ? Did I felt what the characters were feeling at certain point ? Do I want to refer it to a Friend ?

The story was indeed Captivating and kept me hitched to turn around around pages but it could have been narrated in a better way .It keeps the reader spellbound till the end. I am depicting things as a Layman and not a Critic. 

It starts with the murder of a Thai  lady doctor who is found strangulated with a yellow cloth around her neck and props attached to her body by the killer challenging the authorities openly to resolve the crime and apprehend the culprit.When Santosh Wagh isn’t struggling out of a bottle of whisky he’s head of Private India, the Mumbai branch of the world’s finest PI agency.. The next victim is soon found murdered under similar circumstances. As the killer leaves a trial of bodies in quick succession the pressure mounts on the Mumbai police and the sleuths of Private India to apprehend the killer quickly before the crime attains panic proportions.
Before concluding certain loose ends needs mentioning. A premier detective agency like Private India of International repute would definitely screen its employees antecedents before employing them. It becomes therefore somewhat implausible to see that Hari’s background comes as a shock for the bosses of Private India.

In a city of over thirteen million he has his work cut out at the best of times. But now someone is killing women – seemingly unconnected women murdered in a chilling ritual, with strange objects placed carefully at their death scenes.As Santosh and his team race to find the killer, an even greater danger faces Private India – a danger that could threaten the lives of thousands of innocent Mumbai citizensThe story of Zafar and why Private India is their prime target has not been explained adequately.

There is no cohesiveness in the plot, characters need not be flawed just to make them appealing and more importantly there was no take-away. But then again is this what new-age fiction supposed to be ? 

Somethings have been left vague and unexplained .

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