Sunday, December 21, 2014

Happily Murdered by Rasleen Syal

Who killed Gulab Sarin?

The radiant new daughter-in-law of the influential Mehta family dies mysteriously on the very next night of her wedding. The murder is an inside job, the police are certain. It could be anyone, the adulterous husband, conniving in-laws, jealous friend and the love struck ex-fiance. With an aim to save themselves and incriminate others, it is not long before these suspects turn into amateur detectives, hunting for clues and delving into hidden secrets only they can unearth. They coerce, pry and blackmail in an attempt to get to the bottom of this mystery. 

Will one of these nine unlikely sleuths finally unravel the mystery behind Gulab's death and avenge it? Or will the truth die as viciously as Gulab?




Nimue Says : There are some books you read not for the end but for the story behind the end. A lovely damsel in distress who built her world around the people she loved and watched it crumble bit by bit at every turn ,is killed on the day of her wedding. What was supposed to be her happiest day , turns out to be the last. And so start Gulab's story , her past in her voice and the present case of finding her killer. 

Happily murdered has the perfect mix of characters ; lovable , unlikely ,honest ,cunning , resentful , innocent ,loyal and a few self centered too.  Every one has an alibi for the night and also a reason to hate Gulab. Some for her money , some for her lost love and some were jealous of her for their own weird reasons. Well , this is weirdly familiar and engaging tale of Gulab ,Dullas and the Mehta family.

It has all ingredients of family histories , politics , love , unfulfilled desires , friendship and Gulab trying to make sense of her life and reasons for everything. 

The writing is so endearing and fresh that you feel like a mute spectator in the book, like peeking into a room full of stories.

I totally enjoyed reading this book. 
I loved Gulab Sarin.

My rating: 5/5

2 comments:

  1. The review of the book seems to be very interesting and suspicious as well. I will definitely go through the book as soon as possible..thank u for the share.

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    1. suspicious as in ;)

      Do check the book.It is really good !

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