Regional: Nizhalukal by Priya Vijayan


                   Nizhalukal is the debut work of Priya Vijayan. The book is about the journey of Meera, who is wrongly convicted for a crime which she hasn't committed. Joining her in her truth finding mission is the private investigator, Abhimanyu.The story which opens with Meera's life in prison, soon changes track and gets into a full blown investigation mode.
                  The main issue which I have with this book is it's amateurish feel.The characters are grossly under developed and the book largely reads like a rough first draft.The 'Who', 'Why' and 'What' were largely unconvincing.There are also abundant loop holes in the narrative and the Agatha Christie- esque climax didn't actually work for me.

On the whole,I 'm going with a 2.5 out of 5 for this work.

-nikhimenon

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