My Review on ‘Hit and Run’ by James Hadley Chase


Hello folks. I’m back with another review. It’s been a pretty busy month for me which has kept me a bit away from blogging. I sneaked in today because I’ve many things at hand pending to blog. So how has rain been treating all of you? Awesome, I suppose.  The book I’ve chosen this time is ‘Hit and Run’ written by James Hadley Chase. I’ve heard that Mr. Chase is a yesteryear author whose books used to be very happening during that era. I just tried one of his books in the beginning and I must say that his storyline is simply awesome. The books contain suspense with a tinge of twist and turn everywhere and ultimately reveal something that happens to be really unpredictable. They are a real treat to people who love fiction. You must be wondering that I keep telling the same for almost all authors and all books. I’m helpless because the books are awesome (the books look awesome only if you are crazy about reading, else even the best book will seem like a big boredom). I must thank two people now who have been continuously following my blog and giving me feedback; one, my cute cousin Sneha Das and the other, my friend for life Geeta Nayak. If it wasn’t for you guys I don’t think I would be posting stuffs now and then. The two always go in search of books reading my review which encourages me to give in my hundred percent in blogging.

Coming to the review! Hit and Run is a normal kind of a book that begins with a person looking for a job. He lands in a job where his boss is sort of serious person who likes to keep his personal and professional life away from each other. He enjoys working there and soon makes good friends. His ordeals begin when his boss breaks his leg after a fall in his house. He is invited for the first time to the house of his boss as he is not in a position to move about. He agrees as he has no other choice. He goes with all the office updates. In his first visit only he finds a very strikingly beautiful lady at the house. He is not able to make out who she is because the boss is about 58 years old and the girl happens to be somewhere around 23. He is confused. But then, he is also very sure that the boss doesn’t have a daughter. So he guesses that the lady happens to be the wife of the boss. In the office, next day, his friends ask him about to his visit to the boss and enquire if he saw the beautiful wife of the boss. He doesn’t reveal anything and just wards it off by saying that he is least interested. But the truth is that he had fallen for her the moment he saw her. During his series of visits to his boss, the wife of the boss becomes acquainted with him. She requests him to teach car driving. He hesitates initially. But then, he feels it’s a nice opportunity to get to know more about her and also he is not in a position to tell a flat NO to her as well. He agrees. He teaches her driving. In the meanwhile, the boss puts forth a proposal in front of him with regard to setting up of a partnership business at New York. He feels really thrilled. He gives his nod for the same.  His life goes on in the same mode till one day when things change for worse.
He is given a weekend off by his boss for having worked very hard during the week (you must be wondering what’s the big deal as weekends are meant for off, but to make a point here, our hero worked in a media company as  a journalist with very few holidays to his credit unlike many of us).  But his weekend plans go for a toss when he finds himself in the midst of an accident that happens to be a hit and run.  He takes his boss’s wife to the beach on her insistence and there as she invites him to take a e is filled with anguish and she takes the car and rushes off leaving him behind. He reaches his house only to find her waiting there, frightened. On inquiry he finds out that she has hit a cop on duty and killed him on the spot. He is in a fix. He feels he is indirectly responsible for the same as he was the one who made her rush off in anguish.
In the next part we are taken through a series of activities where both of them try to hide whatever has happened. Gradually, he begins to feel that the lady is lying. He examines his car and realizes that the blood stains are found on the off-side which looks very unusual. He feels that she is hiding something. What happens next is something which we would least expect.
The book begins with something which looks natural but then we are taken through a series of events which we would least expect. The book is quiet small with hardly 200 plus pages which we can just finish off in a day. It’s sort of a best book for people who don’t like fat books. It is a blend of suspense, thrill, love, hate, plot and murder.
So what are you guys waiting for just go grab it!
Enjoy the remaining part of Sunday before you face the Monday Morning Blues!
Cheers!!!
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