Tuesday, 22 May 2018

#BookReview: Murder In Paharganj by Kulpreet Yadav

Title: Murder in Paharganj
Author : Kulpreet Yadav 
Published on: 10th October 2017
Published by: Bloomsbury India 
Binding: Paperback 


On a cold December morning, a white woman is found murdered in a cheap hotel in Paharganj, New Delhi.
Vicks Menon, an out-of-work journalist, is tipped off by the hotel’s receptionist and is the first to arrive at the crime scene, where he discovers a lead. It’s the bus ticket used by the dead woman two days earlier. But Vicks is battling personal trouble. He has no money, an alcohol problem, and a nearly broken relationship with Tonya, his estranged live-in partner, a clinical psychologist who specializes in profiling hardened criminals.
Moving in and out of the shadows, Vicks pushes his investigation harder as it takes him from Udaipur to Bangkok. On his side, for resources, he has a nameless intelligence operative, and to read minds, a lover who is beginning to trust him again. But above all, his instinct to stay inches ahead of death will be the key to his survival.
If Vicks lives, this is one story that will change his life forever.


The cover page of Murder in Paharganj is very attractive. It is in green and black colours having an image of man which is black and just half face of a girl behind. The cover page is really nice and I liked it a lot. 


I really like to read crime thrillers because they make me stick to my reading corner and Murder in Paharganj by Kulpreet Yadav is one such book. It is a fast paced crime thriller about murder of Sherry Bing, who was found in a cheap hotel in Paharganj, New Delhi and Vicks Menon, a journalist arrives first at the crime scene. It is such a gripping crime thriller that I wasn't able to put it down. This is a very action packed thriller .

The novel is written in a simple language in a very fluent manner, having small chapters and the events are described very well in a detailed manner, with a very fast and pacy narration.It kept me hooked till the end. The plot is very intriguing and full of suspense and is very well planned that in the every dot comes in place. It is very tight and at various points at kept guessing a lot. It is full of twists and turns making it a page turner. It was a rollercoaster ride for me with so many twists and turns and I enjoyed this ride a lot. At various instances I was able to visualise the events which made it all the more interesting.

The characterization of the book is very powerful. All the characters are very well developed especially Vicks Menon and I really enjoyed reading about him, the way he was connecting dots to investigate to his emotional turmoil and the way the author has penned down his internal conflicts is  amazing. Apart from him other characters were Jamie, Tonya, ACP Rao etc. The book is set in India as well as in abroad. 

Overall, a very interesting and an engaging read filled with twists, having a strong plot and has elements of love, drama, crime and suspense. I enjoyed reading it a lot. It kept me at the edge and is a page turner. I would highly recommend this book to all the crime thriller lovers. Now, I can't wait to read another book by the author.

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Buy the book here : https://www.amazon.in/Murder-Paharganj-Kulpreet-Yadav/dp/9386826615


One of the leading fiction writers in India, Kulpreet Yadav retired voluntarily from the armed forces to pursue a career in writing in 2014. Also a motivational speaker now, he has spoken at more than two hundred schools, colleges, and global corporate brands during the last four years. Popular for his Andy Karan series, his new spy novel, Murder in Paharganj, was published by Bloomsbury India in Oct 2017. Kulpreet lives in Delhi with his wife and two daughters.

*I received  a copy of the book from the author in exchange of a review. Thank You.

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