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Book Review: A Murderous Family by Manish Dubey.
Crime Author Manish Dubey is back with his new thriller called A Murderous Family, as usual I bought the book the day it came out on the Juggernaut app but because of my hectic schedule it took me over 2 and a half months to come up with the review. So, let me tell you how the book is.
Book: A Murderous Family
Author: Manish Dubey
Publisher: Juggernaut Books
Price: Rs. 50
Things aren’t going well in Ranjana Agarwal’s household. Husband Kamal has sunk further into the cult of Isvari Mata, and refuses to warm up to Gurgaon, the new dog and the Cool Parents’ Group from son Prateek’s new school.
Author Dubey has a knack of presenting crime thriller stories in a pristine way with ease. This time also he has done the same, last time around in his debut novel A Murder In Gurgaon he gave us the feel of a novel cum play cum screenplay of a film and here he moves his story through the characters. The way he described them is praiseworthy because by the time you are getting introduced with the parts you realize that you have read a whole lot of story too. This is very smartly written, the graph of Dubey as a writer is going up if we consider his ability to narrate the tales and reaching out the minds of the readers. Some how his stories communicate automatically and it is not that he does not experiment, here again what really made me enjoy this novella the most is the humour. Yes, humour in a thriller can be a spoilsport as it may kill the intensity of the narrative but in A Murderous Family, humour plays the role of glue to bind people till the last page. Though having said all the above I also want to say that I expected more from Dubey, don’t know why, my bad, not the fault of the author for sure. Over all its a smooth read, compact and thoroughly enjoyable. I am going with 3.8 stars, definitely better than the last book Dubey wrote. For the lovers of thrillers it is a must buy, in the end I want to say something being a traditional reader, may I get the print copy of it, Juggernaut are you listening?
To buy the book,click here.