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!!!

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 First Attempt at writing a Short Fiction Story

Hi friends!! You all must have been wondering that my blog, My Space, has been put to deep slumber by me, but it is not so. I was busy with one of the things which I love doing the most – Writing!! I was taking my passion to the next level by trying my hand at writing a story. It was for a contest which I came across. I wanted to try something different, so I went ahead and registered and started off. It took me about four and a half months to finish the book and then, type it. I must mention here, that I received full support from my in laws and husband. Every single person at home proof read my story completely to make sure it is free of errors as much as possible. It might though have some mistakes which could have been overlooked. So friends, why don’t you read it once and let me know how it is? I am open for any improvements that need to be incorporated. Go through the story and that will help me in two ways – one by helping me improve, of course, and make me be a better writer and second as it was mainly written for a contest it will improve my stats for the contest as well.

https://freeditorial.com/en/books/the-dark-side-of-the-vacation

So please rush and read it and tell me how it is!