My Review on 1st to Die by James Patterson

1st_to_DieHi Friends!! With the monsoon on its low and my laziness on its high, I hadn’t blogged for a while now. So here I am today with a sudden realisation that – come, what may, my blog post is going to come up. Over the past two years I have been reading at least 20 books in a year. I started going out of my comfort zone (that is basically murder mysteries) and started reading books by Danielle Steel. I loved her books. I would have read at least 10 of her novels. I was glad I did that as I learnt how to describe the characters flawlessly from her books.

Apart from that, I always wanted to read books by James Patterson. For a murder mystery person like me, James Patterson’s books are something which shouldn’t be missed. I randomly picked a book called the 8th Confession. What I didn’t realise when I picked it up was that it was the 8th book in his Women’s Murder Club Series (I know I am stupid to not have realised that). Though the mysteries are completely different in each of his books, the Women’s Murder Club is the linking thread. I realised this after I started reading. I ignored the fact that it is a part of the Series and started off. I request you not to do that because I ruined something which was there in the first book. Regardless of that I enjoyed reading it. So, the next thing I did after finishing that book was to pick up the first book in the series – 1st to Die.

I know, it sounds very scary and believe me, the book will keep you hooked on to it. I am glad I started reading this series. The book is about a serial killer who goes on a killing spree murdering newly- weds. The Case of the first murder is assigned to the only woman homicide inspector Lindsay Boxer. She has had a lot of personal problems in the past. She is trying to get over it with the help of her friends Claire, Jill and Cindy, along with whom she has also started the Women’s Murder Club. They somehow find the link between all murders being committed with their respective skills and arrive at the conclusion that a Serial Killer is on a killing spree.

How Lindsay solves the murder with her partner Chris Raleigh and the help of her Women’s Murder Club is the story. The way it unfolds is mind blowing. The way Patterson explains how the murder is committed is something which will give you a chill; it seems as if you are witnessing one. His writing is unique compared to others. You can see the murder happen in his books, but the icing on the cake is the twist. A twist which you wouldn’t have imagined.

Isn’t it a treat to read such a book? According to me, it is. I know that I’m not going to stop until I finish the entire series now. Why don’t you guys try it? If you are a fan of murder mysteries, then you must go for it.

While you grab this book, I will rush to finish the remaining books in the series.

Cheers!!!

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My Review on “Watermelon” by Marian Keyes

war=termelonHey friends! It feels good to be back blogging after a long time. Finally, I can sit near the window, with the laptop thinking about what to write, with breeze pushing my hair all over my face. It really feels amazing to sit and write on a super breezy monsoon evening. After such a long time, you can enjoy the weather without sweating. With the heat reaching new heights this year, I could do nothing I love, be it reading, be it writing. It took me about 2 months to finish this book, Watermelon. Yeah, it is one of my ways of justifying my laziness… So, this post is about the review of this book.

Watermelon is a funny book. It tickles your bones to the core. This is the first book of the author I ever tried reading, but believe me, I enjoyed it. It is a story about Claire. She has just given birth to the beautiful baby girl and her husband announces that he’s leaving her as he has been having an affair with a lady called Denise from their building. She is all heart broken and she decides to leave London and heads to Dublin where her parents and sisters live. In the beginning, she is all heart broken and depressed. She keeps to herself and her room. She is bribing her sisters to get drinks for her. She is always sprawling on her bed and crying over what happened to her.

Her dad walks into her room one day and advises her to hold herself together and come out of it. That is when she realises how stupid she has been, all the while. She decides to help herself and come out of it. She starts going out. She enjoys shopping with her baby. She starts going out more often, sometimes alone, when her mom minds her child Kate for her.

Enter sister’s classmate Adam!! She fantasizes him, though he is about 5 years younger than her. He also has a soft corner for her. They start meeting at Cafes and the Gym. He feels guilty about it, but then she realises that she is not having any affair but just enjoying, unlike her husband James. When things between her and Adams is turning out to be much more than just fantasies, James comes to Dublin. He wants Claire back in his life.

Does he genuinely want her or is it something more to it? What conditions does he strap her with, to get her back to him!

To know more about it, you must read this book. It is hilarious beyond belief.  I was reading the book for so long that I wanted to quit reading it at one point, but I am glad I did not do that. It is a big book with about 600 odd pages, but if you are free and can afford to read about 2-3 hours daily, you will be able to finish it by 4-5 days.

I hope you guys enjoy reading this funny book.

Cheers!!!

My Review on John Grisham’s ‘The Client’

downloadHi friends! Its yet another Thursday. After giving it a deep thought, I decided to come up with a review this week. I love reading, you guys would’ve realised that by now. If I love some book, then I have a tendency to read the same author’s books until I get a little bored and decide to take a break. I was continuously reading Danielle Steel’s books when my hubby suggested that I read John Grisham’s Partner or Firm in the break. That is when I laid my hands on ‘The Client’ based on the suggestion by the librarian. I had a lot of disturbances in the middle of me reading this book as I was running from one place to the other. Yet, I just couldn’t stop thinking about the book. It was something which I wanted to just go on reading….

The Client is the story of a young eleven-year-old boy Mark Sway. He is too smart and intelligent for his age. He lives with his mom and younger brother after his parents’ divorce. One night he drags his brother along into the woods. When they are hiding behind the tree, they see one car enter the woods. In the woods, it’s not normal to see any car, so Mark is all curious about it and forces his brother to stay along. They see a guy trying to commit suicide. They try and stop him without his knowledge. He, then, suddenly sees Mark, catches hold of him, bashes him and blabbers something. Mark becomes aware of one the most guarded and most wanted secrets from the guy, who happens to be the lawyer for the Mafia kingpin who has hidden the dead body of the Senator. Apart from the lawyer, Mark is now aware of the secret. The lawyer pulls out a gun and kills himself right in front of Mark and his brother. The two boys are completely traumatised. Mark is scared to tell anything to anybody. So, he makes an anonymous call to 911 and informs them about a gun shot.

The police realise that Mark has seen much more than just hearing the gun shot. Despite, questioning him a number of times, they do not get a thing out of him except that he heard the gun shot. In the meanwhile, his brother is completely traumatised and is in a comatose state in the hospital. On one hand, the police is questioning and re questioning Mark and troubling him and on the other hand, a gangster threatens Mark with dire consequences, if at all he reveals to anyone whatever the lawyer told him, before killing himself.

Mark is now in a fix. He is aware of something which he shouldn’t have been and because of that he along with his family is in grave danger. If he reveals anything to the police he is sure that he along with his mom and brother will be killed. He is not sure of what he has to do. He decides to appoint a lawyer. He goes in search of one and lands in lawyer, Reggie Love’s office.

From then on, it is a gripping story of how he overcomes a series of hurdles that come in front of him in the form of police sometimes and that of the Mafia kingpin the rest of the time. How he comes out of this mess with his super intelligent brain and with the continuous help, support and advice of his lawyer Reggie is what makes ‘The Client’ a very gripping novel.

Any mystery novel lover should not miss this one. I suggest you should grab this one immediately and go on without stopping.

While you keep yourself busy with this book, let me go in search of some other book and start off, so that I can come up with more reviews.

Cheers!!!

My Review on ‘Gone Girl’

imagesHello friends! How’s life been treating you so far! I’ve stayed off my blog for quite some time now. I feel guilty to even apologize because I keep doing it. With dussehra and deepavali around, I was enjoying my tour as such. By the time I got back to my routine I was held up with certain other things which is why I couldn’t make it to My Space for so long. But now that I’m here, I hope to rock as before. I have a list of topics to blog about as I’ve had a pretty much adventurous one and half months. After a lot of thinking, I’m bouncing back with a movie review post – movie which one cannot afford to miss. As such after marriage I’ve been seeing lot of movies (at least my dad thinks so, because every other day I tell him that I saw a movie). In one such movie we saw in September, we came across the trailer of this movie ‘Gone Girl’. We weren’t that shocked or thrilled to see the trailer. We thought it is one such disturbing movie. Last weekend, when we were browsing to check out the movies, we saw it. But we didn’t seem that keen because the picture we had in our mind with respect to the movie was a quite disturbing one. However, when we checked out the reviews we were amazed. The reviews the movie received was something outstanding. The next moment we decided that we shouldn’t miss it. That, I think, was the best decision ever, because mark me, the movie was worth hundred stars.

I just can’t recollect what I need to mention about because the movie is a perfect watch in every aspect. The direction is like astounding. The way the script takes you from the start to end is something out of this world. It’s like expect the unexpected! The story initially is about a man’s search for his missing wife. It keeps you occupied initially with the usual police investigation after the wife goes missing. Somewhere, after sometime completely into the movie you will get the feel of a guilty husband hiding something plot. Is the wife missing or is she dead or was she killed by the husband? The ideas that keep rolling in your mind ne after the other is like a great exercise to your mind. But ultimately, are you right in what you thought! You will just keep guessing what’s happening, but you will not be able to decipher the plot unless the director unveils it to you. When the secret is unearthed you will be left wondering. We couldn’t have found a better movie to watch, on a lazy Saturday night.

As I mentioned earlier, I’ve been seeing a lot of movies. Of all the movies I’ve seen till date, this is one such movie which left me gaped. It’s an absolute fantastic thriller. At least do not miss this. I would probably not miss such a movie. The direction, I must say, is something out of the world. In other words, it’s a perfect thriller movie with an awesome script and direction. Instead of thinking twice, I would suggest you guys just rush to see it, as it is worth every penny.

I’ve chosen not to write much about the movie’s story line because it is a suspense thriller. I don’t want to; by mistake also reveal anything that will let the plot go lose. Believe me, it is an amazing movie. The actors Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike have done a brilliant job. Just rush to watch it and enjoy the thriller unfold slowly.

Women, I must mention will be one happy lot after watching this movie (smile, smile). Whatever this statement means!!!! Keep guessing..

Cheers!!!