Half A Shadow – A Book Review

Hi, Folks,

I have been having back to back books coming up for reviews. One look at the TBR bookshelf, I will faint. I had a target of 100 books to be read this year, and within 5 months it’s already done. Huh! I read almost one book daily :O Phew! Still, looks like a whole lifetime is not sufficient to finish my TBR list. When I die, my greatest sorrow will be that I have not finished many of the books that I wanted to. Well, without more nautanki, here it is, the review.

Book Blurb:

Three deaths – a beautiful bride, a young businessman, and a famous doctor. Crime arises from its protracted slumber in Udaipur, and the City of Lakes finally sheds its veil of tranquility. Trapped in the heart of the mayhem, is Dr. Aditya Deshmukh, a quintessential loser. In order to redeem himself and wrench his soul free of the guilt of a ‘murder most foul,’ he has to find the missing links between Abraham and Sarasvati, Abhimanyu and Sumitra, Yasser Arafat and Vladimir Putin. The body count continues to rise as Aditya gropes in the darkness. Hunted by an enemy he can’t see, devoured by a love he can’t consummate, and guided by a friend he can’t trust, he is caught up in a race against time where he can’t afford to be the runner-up…

Stri’s Take On It:

The story is a complete thriller package. Mystery, suspense, and crime thriller are three of my favorite genres, and this book has it all. It is an amazingly thought off plot. With a good command over the language, the author wields a magic with the story. However, the characterizations of each character heavily overlap, leading to a huge negative impact on the readers.


  1. The plot idea is intriguing and well formed.
  2. The suspense factor is well-maintained.
  3. The language of the author is powerful and perfect.


  1. The confusion in the characters’ mindset blatantly  shows the confusion in author’s mind while creating a plot.

Rating: 3/5
Do I recommend? Yes! Despite the flaws in the characterization, the story is quite good.

Buy the book here: Amazon

This book is a part of book review program by WritersMelon.




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