BOOK REVIEW: THE DAUGHTER

Book: The Daughter tempImageForSave

Author: Sara Onnebo

Genre: Thriller, Fiction

Published by: Brown Dog Books

Number of pages: 296 pages

My Rating: 5/5

MY REVIEW: The author Sara Onnebo kindly provided me with a copy of her book in exchange for an honest review. I was especially touched to see the author’s handwritten note in the book, hoping that I would enjoy my vist to Tulisaari.

The story begins with the death of Emilia Bjorklund’s mother. Emilia’s mother had raised her as a single parent and Emilia has never known her father’s identity.

Emilia sinks into a deep depression after her mother’s accidental death. She attempts to overcome this by looking into her mother’s mysterious past. While doing so, she learns that she has inherited a house in Finland and that her uncle is probably still living there.

Emilia decides to go to Tulisaari in Finland to find out more about her mother. She starts living in the house that belonged to her maternal grandmother and now belongs to her. She makes the acquaintance of her maternal uncle Jussi. She also strikes up a growing friendship with Hampus, a young man who also lives in Tulisaari.

It appears that Emilia’s mother was connected to the murder of a woman that took place many years ago. The suspense keeps building as Emilia tries to find clues about her mother’s past and the identity of her father.

Strange events keep happening to Emilia which lead her to think that someone intends her harm. It also appears that there is someone who visits her grandmother’s house secretly but does not reveal himself to Emilia.

The story is told in an extremely interesting manner in the form of a diary that Emilia is writing to her dead mother. The story is also partly told in flashbacks from her mother Annika’s point of view. The author has brought the story to an end in an extremely nail-biting finish!

I highly recommend “The Daughter”, as a highly enthralling and intriguing suspense thriller that will keep the reader guessing till the very end!

BOOK REVIEW: SNIPER’S EYE

Book: Sniper’s Eye

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Author: Mainak Dhar

Genre: Thriller, Fiction

Published by: 4 Hour Books

Number of pages: 224 pages

My Rating: 5/5

MY REVIEW: I have received a review copy of “Sniper’s Eye” by Mainak Dhar from Writersmelon in exchange for an honest review.

The story begins with the shooting of a man in a Mumbai mall on a Sunday. Aaditya Ghosh, the central character of the story, who is actually in the mall to enjoy a movie with his girlfriend Zoya, gets involved in trying to catch the shooter and discovers that the shooting is part of an elaborate plot.

Aaditya, though currently employed in a corporate office, is actually an armed forces veteran who had to resign under dubious circumstances. Unfortunately, his role in trying to catch the sniper brings him into the limelight and his past is exposed by the media.

The tension builds up as senior police and army officers are being targeted by what appears to be a team of terrorists, headed by an expert sniper Aman Karzai.

In order to protect Zoya and clear his Army record, Aaditya agrees to collaborate with the Intelligence Bureau and the police. He lets himself be used as “bait” in order to draw out the sniper.

But the plan goes haywire and Aaditya is taken by the terrorists. When taken captive, he discovers that nothing is as it appears and that both he and the sniper Aman Karzai are both being manipulated by an evil mastermind.

The tension in the story is built up wonderfully. The action scenes are extremely well depicted and keep the reader turning the pages for more. I recommend this book to readers as it is an engrossing, interesting and taut thriller that will keep you guessing till the end.