Kiss of Salt

Author : Smita Bhattacharya

Publisher :  Rumour Books India

Genre : Thriller

Pages : 275

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*Heliconia Lane was a spot of heaven in Goa until you discover the secrets that lay behind its closed doors*

It was crazy really, for Darya to think she could have some peace and quiet at heliconia Lane. Yes, it was located in a beautiful corner of South goa—by the beach, no less—but after her Aunt Farideh disappeared twenty years ago—from this very place—nothing has been the same again. And now her uncle was dead under bizarre circumstances as were two of the neighbours on his street.

What was happening? Was there a murderer on the loose? Why were people dying? Was it connected to her aunt’s disappearance in some way?

And most importantly, was Darya going to be next?

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The title is what intrigued me to pick up this book. The book is full of twists and turns and is a gripping thriller.

The story follows the journey of Darya, who visited her uncle’s villa in Goa inorder to sort out things after her uncle’s demise. But during her visit she found out that she was stuck in a mystery which could possibly be something related to the deaths in her family. The people who seemed friends suddenly turned into strangers and the serene Heliconia Lane was not a safe heaven anymore. Darya was on the quest to find out the real mystery around the deaths.

Were the deaths not natural?If these were murders,who was the killer?Why were they dead?Are more people gonna die soon?

I enjoyed reading the book. The writing style of the author is beautiful. The characters were well developed and felt so real. The best thing about Darya’s character was that she wasn’t flawless but was just like a normal person with messy life. Though the beginning was a bit boring because of too many details but later on the book picked up pace. The book was full of suspense. The plot is definitely intriguing and well written. The language is easy and understandable. The narration is smooth and the story is well full of twists which will definitely keep you hooked.

Definitely recommended!

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*I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

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YOUR DESTINATION HAS ARRIVED : An Unbelievable Story You Would Love to Believe

Author : Barry Cheema

Publisher : Notion Press

Genre : Fictional, Philosophical

Pages : 378

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Is it possible for the modern man to be happy, not virtually but in reality?
Why is it that despite the tones of philosophies, motivational speeches and age-old meditation techniques, inner-peace and contentment seem to be unrealistic and impossible?
Bruno, a K9 (police dog), gets a human life as a reward for his phenomenal act of bravery. He can stay in this human body forever, provided he fulfils a condition in the given time. But while doing so, he has to deal with the subconscious mind of this human body, which happens to be that of a terrorist!
A tale of hope, search and longing. An unbelievable story that you would love to believe.

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I picked up this book because the blurb was intriguing and I expected a unique plot and to be honest this book is up to my expectations with an amazing storyline.

The book follows the journey of Bruno, a police dog who was granted human life as a reward for it’s bravery. But the reward came with it’s conditions. Bruno had to find the purpose of his life within a period of 90 days. If this wasn’t enough, god put him in the body of a terrorist! Now Bruno had to deal with the subconscious mind of Hassan, the terrorist.

During his journey he met many new characters who shaped his life in a different way. But the problem was that he was now against the same person who once was god to him.

Will Bruno be able to complete his challenge or be turned into a dog again?

You definitely need to pick up and read this book. This book will let you believe the unbelievable. After reading this book I can say that not all philosophical books are boring ( that’s my personal opinion because I have least interest in this genre ). The characters were equally amazing.

I absolutely enjoyed reading this one. I I was actually hooked to the book. It’s an absolute beauty. The language is easy and simple and the book is well paced too.

Definitely Recommended!

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*I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

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It’s Not My Mistake, But I Suffered! Why…?

Author : Rakas

Publisher : Leadstart Publications

Genre : Fiction, Family, Relationship, Drama

Pages : 222

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There are a lot of things happening between space and time but sometimes the impact of the event on those people who haven’t been on the either side, neither evil nor good, they are busy in their own life but they still suffer because the world is interconnected and every small event has an impact on big one and a big event has an impact on every individual. That’s why Shreya asked three times in the story that
IT’S NOT MY MISTAKE, BUT I SUFFERED. WHY? ( First Dimension: Inner and Outer Conflict )

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The book’s title was intriguing so I wanted to read this book. Though initially I thought of it as a normal love story between two people but it’s way more than that.

The book revolves around Shreya and her hardships which made her the center of attention. The protagonist got curious about Shreya the moment he saw her. She was full of fear and never used to go out of the house. In order to know about her story he went to Pune with his friend. There he got to know from Shreya’s friend about the tragedies that happened with her friends which led to Shreya’s sufferings.

What could have happened with Shreya?

This book is not focused on an ordinary love story but on the theme that every thing in the universe is interconnected. The author has explained every aspect of life in a very interesting way. The characters were well built. The twists and turns kept me hooked. The language used by the author is easy and understandable . The narration is smooth and the book is well paced.

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*I received this book from the author in exchange of an honest review.*

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Venus with a P*nis

Author : Almas Hussain

Publisher : Leadstart Publishing Pvt Ltd

Genre : Fiction, Romance, Medical Drama

Pages : 358

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Meet Rajan, the irresponsible younger son in a family of doctors. He’s reckless. He’s rebellious. And he’s dressing up like a woman these days. 

No. He’s not a cross-dresser. Nor is he transgender. He thinks he’s a murderer. It all begins with a mother-to-be dying on the young gynaecologist’s watch. And to atone for her death, he banishes himself to the boondocks. 

He arrives at the remote village of Kaatgram, where pregnant women have been dying left, right and centre. But the Kaatgrami men are not about to send their women to a male gynaecologist. So Rajan does the next best thing—he disguises himself as a lady doctor. 

Rajan feels it is okay to deceive the people about his gender, so long as he gets to save their lives. Damini, the local MLA’s daughter, supports him in his dream of setting up a maternity clinic in their village. Rajan falls for her. But she doesn’t even know he’s a man. 

Will Rajan manage to woo his sweetheart and marry her? Or will the villagers tear him to pieces when they find out that their lady doctor is actually a man?

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First of all, I want to talk about the cover and the title of the book. I actually selected this book just because of these two reasons. And the book is actually an amazing read too.

The book follows the journey of Rajan, a gynaecologist, who was a chilled out person and was mostly involved in parties and wooing girls. But everything changed for him when he unintentionally murdered a pregnant woman by giving her wrong medication. That one incident changed him for good and he pledged to save the lives of other pregnant women.

In order to fulfill his dream, he decided to go to Kaatagram, a small village where pregnant women have been dying left, right and centre. He knew that having a male gyno was something the villagers won’t accept, so he decided to dress as a woman in order to save lives. In the process of deceiving the villagers about his gender, he fell in love with Damini, the local MLA’s daughter but she didn’t knew about Rajan’s real identity.

Will Rajan be able to woo Damini? Or will he be caught by the villagers ?

I absolutely loved how the author inserted the twists and turns in the story. I absolutely enjoyed reading the book .The plot is so amazing and the author was able to write it so beautifully. The emotions are raw and so beautifully written. The characters are well developed and each one of them were beautifully portrayed. The narration is smooth and the book is well paced. But with every turning page the curiosity to read further kept on increasing. The language used by the author is easy and understandable.

Definitely Recommended!

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*I received a free copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

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I Will Go With You: The Flight of a Lifetime

Author : Priya Kumar

Publisher :  Cognite

Genre : Thriller

Pages : 232

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I Will Go with You is a journey to the end of life and the beginning of a brand new eternity. Take your seat aboard SK502 on row 26 among four evolved souls, who through their life and living take you through an escapade that will change the way you see your own life – forever. 

The story is a fast paced adventure aboard a flight with a pilot who has decided to end his life by committing suicide, endangering every passenger on board. Every twist and turn leaves you gasping. On another level, the book brings you face to face with questions that linger in your consciousness long after you have turned the last page. 

Come aboard a suspense filled drama of life and death woven by master storyteller Priya Kumar as she takes you on a ride that you will never forget.

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The title is what intrigued me to pick up this book. Also this book has been converted into a web series so I was more thrilled to read this.

The story revolves around the passengers of Flight SK502 who were on the verge of going to a new destination – the other world. Robert, the pilot was going to end his life but his one mistake led to the worst tragedy. The story covers the lives of Paul, Muttu, Sarah and Jim who were on their paths to find happiness and peace. But the decision of one person changed the lives of 300 people. Read the book to go on a path of eternity with the evolved souls.

I enjoyed reading the book. The writing style of the author is beautiful. The characters were well developed and felt so real. The best thing about the book was the life lessons which Muttu taught me. The book was full of suspense. The plot is definitely intriguing and well written. The language is easy and understandable. The narration is smooth and the story is well paced.

Definitely recommended!

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*I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

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A Love Story By Destiny

Author : Deesha Sangani 

Publisher : Srishti Publishers & Distributors

Genre : Romance

Pages : 192

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Avanni Singh is amazed when she meets Kiran Kapoor, her lover’s
namesake. What is more astonishing is that his beloved shares her
name. It seems like some prank by fate, but little do they know it
was going to become an adventure they would never forget!
When Kiran loses one of his senses, and Avanni fails in her
desperate attempts to help him recover, she gives up on life, tired
of fighting the challenges. And then she happens to fall in love
again, with another man bearing the same name. Sounds
unbelievable, right?
Swimming in the pool of guilt, Avanni finds out that her partner – for
whom she had been fighting a battle with life – was actually
cheating on her!
Can two couples with the same names be connected in some way?
Can love happen when you least expect it to, and create A Love
Story by Destiny?

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The book follows the love story of Kiran and Avanni , who fell in love with each other at first sight. Everything was going fine and they both were all ready to marry each other, but one accident changed their life forever. Kiran lost his voice because of the accident. Avanni didn’t lose hope and did every possible thing to help Kiran recover but during this period she fell in love with another guy, also named Kiran. When she decided to tell her first love about this, she found out that he was cheating her with another girl, also named Avanni. Were these couples connected? Does destiny have a ‘happily ever after’ written for them? 

Confused much? Even I was when I read the blurb, but the story happened to be filled with a lot of twists and turns. Though at some points the narration and point of view of the characters confused me, but at the end the author clarified everything. The story is a light read with beautiful characters. The book is well paced and the narration is smooth. The language is easy and understandable.

Recommended to all the romance lovers out there!

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*I received a free copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

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That Thing About You

Author : Abhaidev

Publisher : Write India Publishers

Genre : Fiction

Pages : 220

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What if co-incidences in our lives are nothing but a result of a dice thrown by some higher being? 
What if, to the heavens, our lives are nothing but rows of dominos ready to be put into action?
What if we all are mere pieces of pawns carefully played upon by a cosmic chessmaster? 

‘That Thing About You’ is an uncommon story of a common man rejected in love.

This is a story of a man walking on the path of self-discovery. 

Subodh, a regular IT employee, is perceived as an immature man by everyone, but he isn’t bothered until his love interest rejects him citing the same. 

Although dejected and crestfallen, he soon befriends an unusual, mysterious woman who knows everything about him and seems to have all the answers. 

Soon, his life goes through a lot of unexpected turns—from doubting his sanity and visiting a psychologist to a failed arranged marriage attempt made by his parents. 

Everything in his life seems to be in fast-forward mode. One thing that does not change, however, is this unusual “friend” of his who refuses to reveal her identity and chooses to appear at her whim. 

Who is this mysterious woman? Why is she prying into his life? Where will this strange friendship lead him? Is some impending danger awaiting Subodh or is it something else altogether?

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The title of the book suggests that this is some rom-com but the story is actually about spiritual finding i.e soul searching. The plot seemed intriguing so I picked up this book.

The book begins with two spiritual beings talking to each other about doing something necessarily on earth because of which one of them had to go. Then the author brings us to the story of Subodh, an IT engineer, who had a very undisciplined lifestyle. He was mostly occupied with his work but his attitude changed when his love rejected him. He was dejected and went on a trip to Jaipur. There he bought a mysterious key as a souvenir.

From that day onwards he started hearing a female voice in his head who used to guide him through his life decisions. He named her Kalpana. With the coming of her, Subodh’s life changed drastically. He started seeing life from a different perspective. But what exactly was this voice? Was he suffering from some mental illness?

The author has written a beautiful story about two people connected through spiritual bonding. A suspenseful, emotional, and un-put-down-able read. I loved how the characters were described and developed. The twists and turns kept me hooked till the end. The language is easy and understandable. Highly Recommended.

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*I received a free copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

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