Private India by Ashwin Sanghi and James Patterson | Book review

Private India by Ashwin Sanghi and James Patterson | Book review After a really long time to...

Private India by Ashwin Sanghi and James Patterson | Book review


After a really long time today I am going to review a book.
I received this book from blogadda.com to review.
The name of the book is “PRIVATE INDIA” by Ashwin Sanghi and James Patterson.
I will not reveal the whole story, that is for you to find out :P. But will tell you how I felt while and after reading this book.

Private India by Ashwin Sanghi and James Patterson | Book review


This is basically a book filled with mystery and thrill, as they claim. But, Somehow to me it seemed very bland.
The story starts with the murder of a foreigner in a hotel room, which seems like a normal single murder. 

Private India by Ashwin Sanghi and James Patterson | Book review

Private India by Ashwin Sanghi and James Patterson | Book review
And the investigation is not given to the police, instead the hotel chain’s own detective agency. Enter “Private India”. Situated in Mumbai , the headquarter of the Indian “Private” consists of best of the tech geek, detectives and medical examiner.  Head of which is Santosh Wagh , a former RAW agent.



And the team also comprises of Nisha, a beauty but dangerous and she is closest to Santosh.They start investigating the first murder of a foreigner and within few hours of the first murder another murder takes place and before they can realize a series of murder start taking place in random places of the city!
And each and every murder had a few props with the body.
But what I could not understand was , how the time line suddenly shifted to a the navrati!
There is a big twist at the end of the book which is kind of weird ( I think) and very Bollywood- y , so if you are a person who predicts these plots before hand , then you just might even get a nice and big hint of the twist.
 

They start investigating the first murder and within few hours of the first murder another murder takes place and before they can realize a series of murder starts!
I know for any mystery book it is important to make the base plot first but in a book of 450 pages, I got interested after 350th page and that is something I do not like!
On the 200th page I was like what am I reading, on the 300th page I even thought of stopping!
You will find a lot of unnecessary snippets of the characters’ live in the book. I do not like when I am reading about something and then when I turn the page the continuum is lost and I jump off to someone else’s life! This is okay if that happens after a few pages, here every page has a different story, a different snippet. The story feels kind of broken apart into various pieces and is hastily summed up in the end!

The story revolves around the murders and a bit of corruption in the city of Mumbai.
To be honest overall I didn’t quite enjoy reading the book. I had a lot of expectations.

Private India by Ashwin Sanghi and James Patterson | Book review

Private India by Ashwin Sanghi and James Patterson | Book review
But ,I would ask you to read it because the story is good. I did not like the style of writing. If you already like the writing of these two authors, then you will enjoy the book!

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7 Comments

  1. I have read Ashwin's The Krishna Key nd It was the same way with that book too....I did not like the style of writing but the story line was good...will look into this one too :)

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    1. for me the style of writing is very important or else i do not enjoy the story

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  2. TO be honest I havnt read Ashwin's book yet!
    But would love to as i like reading different styles....

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    1. This was my first book as well and most probably the last !

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  3. I love to read but have never read this author! Thanks for the intro :)

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  4. I am happy to find someone finally saying that they did not like the book :) Everyone wrote what they did not like about the book and then give 4/5 rating to the book which is a contradiction :)

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    1. yeah, I did not. I try to be completely honest while writing reviews. Sugar coating is not my thing :D

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