Title : The Unwanted Shadow
Author : Bhaskaryya Deka
Genre : Thriller/Suspense
Publisher : Half Baked Beans
Cover : 3/5
Blurb : 3/5
Story-line : 3.5/5
Dialogues : 3/5
Writing Style : 2.5/5
Overall : 3/5
The Unwanted Shadow is the story of a not-so-normal guy who tries to live his live the most normal way. But life puts him in a situation where he has no choice but to choose his darker side, the unwanted shadow.
Mohan lives in a small village in Assam with his parents and three sisters. He plans to study in Delhi and in order to that, he had to leave his family behind. Living in Delhi, Mohan becomes distant from home. He marries his beloved Shreya. But things go wrong when Shreya is raped and murdered on their wedding night and police arrests Mohan as the culprit. What happens next is not what you can imagine. Read the book to find out how Mohan deals with his life and, his unwanted shadow.
- Good storyline.
- Unexpected twists towards the ending.
- All elements of a good thriller.
- A quick read.
- Good presentation.
- The build-up is slow. The starting chapters leave the readers in quandary as to whether they must go on or not.
- The mystery of how Mohan is knocked out and his lack of remembrance remain unsolved.
“A quick read with all the essential elements of a good thriller. Leaves the readers in awe… get ready to accept the unexpected.”
The Unwanted shadow is all that you can expect from a good thriller. It’s a quick read with a promise to thrill and surprise you. The language is sober and everything is put in a simple manner which makes it a quick and interesting read.
One might find the build-up of the story a little slow as there is nothing interesting till the first half of the book. But as soon as you enter the second part, the story gets intriguing, surprising you at every step. The author has cleverly wounded up everything in the final few chapters. Yes, you can expect a Grand Finale.
The story is about a guy Mohan who has faced some serious issues growing up in a small town family. Mohan has his secrets, the dark ones, which affects his present and future. Now as his first love and his second one, his wife, dies and leaves him alone to suffer, he feels his dark shadow empowering. Now things take a sharp turn and Mohan finds himself in prison. The rest of it you would have to read in the book. I can’t reveal all the secrets here, can I?
Bhaskaryya has done a great job with The Unwanted Shadow. I enjoyed the reading session and it never failed to surprise me. Bhaskaryya reflects shear genius through his plot and storyline. I would like to recommend it to anyone who would love to read a good thriller. All the best to Bhaskaryya for his book. May his book reach lots of interested readers.