8 February 2018

Review #699: Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“A liar is always lavish of oaths.”

----Pierre Corneille

E. Lockhart, the New York Times bestselling author, has penned an interesting young adult part-thriller and part-contemporary book called, Genuine Fraud that revolves around a teenage orphan girl, who is on the run, and in probably impersonating myriad identities, but why is she on the run? And for that, you need to trust the author as well as the story and not compare with some other book from where the author has found her inspiration. So kindly respect that and let's stop comparing the two and two, and rather talk about this book in particular. Debates can be taken up elsewhere, review is not the right place to talk about it.

7 February 2018

Review #698: The Birthday Girl by Sue Fortin

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“There is still no cure for the common birthday.”

----John Glenn

Sue Fortin, an English author, has penned an atmospheric and compelling thriller called, The Birthday Girl that revolves around a mother, of a teenage son, who has recently lost her husband, receiving the best birthday surprise that she cannot ever imagine in her lifetime from someone really close to her heart, even though she has three best friends and one of her friends has already planned out a surprise weekend getaway somewhere away from the regular noises of the city, and in there unfolds a deathly mystery when the host of the holiday, reveals the secrets of each women through a creepy guessing game, finally turning fatal.

1 February 2018

Review #697: Fear Is the Key by Juggi Bhasin

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

“All I have is me, myself and I and we are all getting really tired of each other.”

----Carl R White

Juggi Bhasin, an Indian writer, has penned a mildly intriguing thriller called, Fear Is the Key that revolves around the disappearance of a start-up company management executive from the company owner's party thrown by the owner himself at his own apartment, who was in a relationship with the girl went missing strangely from his flat at the peak hour of his office party. And when no clues or no amount of investigation by the local police detective could not bring back his girl, he decides to take the matters into his own hands but little did he or anyone knew that truth and reality can be really weirder than anyone can ever imagine.