Book Review - Who Killed Nina Daruwalla

I have always been a fan of thrillers and murder mysteries. But it’s been a couple of months since I read one. And so when Blogchatter asked me to review this one, I was quite interested.

The blurb goes like this:

Ambitious, a successful entrepreneur, and a divorcee — Nina Daruwalla is all this and more. Her ex-husband abhors her, her lover is mad about her, a reporter wants a scoop from her, and her cousin again needs her help. She ends up dead, her throat slit open. Now, Inspector Yaqoob Ansari and his team need to unmask the killer.

The question is – Who Killed Nina Daruwalla?

The title and the cover page are perfect as the reader knows what to expect. The use of a different kind of font size for the title is quite apt.

Ajit pens a gripping narrative on the murder of a successful entrepreneur – Nina Daruwalla. There are various individuals who play a role in her life and aren’t happy with her for a variety of reasons. But then would anyone actually harm her?

The narrative is simple and easy to follow keeping the the reader interested throughout. The characters are fleshed out well thus helping build the mystery and take the story forward. The descriptions ensure that one can visualize the characters and the environments in which they are present.

As far as the negatives go, I got slightly confused with the different days and times when the events were happening. I think it would have been a good idea if Ajit would have mentioned the dates as well. Moreover, I feel that certain grammatical mistakes could be corrected especially the use of commas.

All in all, if you are looking for a crisp thriller, this is quite a good read.

You can download the book from here.

Rating – 3.5/5 

About the Author

Ajit loves following sports, and believes in enjoying sporting and artistic genius. hosts his irregularly regular musings on all things writing, fiction, sports, life and culture.
When he’s not creating stories in his head, Ajit pores over articles and books on his phone or in his hand. He teaches Electrical Engineering for a living.

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