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Monday, April 18, 2011

Love on The Rocks

Served by Ismita Tandon Dhanker via Penguin Metro Reads is a must read- If that were to be my review- that would be the shortest one as per my standards.

The book is as snappy and fast paced as my above 4 word review.

Hey, don't be disappointed- I can do better than that!

A thriller set on the high seas, aboard the Sea Hyena a merchant navy ship that is crossing to Miami.

Enter Sacha, the newly wed of Aaron the number two in command on the ship.

So the cast is made up of 24 men, one woman and a detective that joins aboard as the drama unfolds.

Unknown to sacha, an accidental death has happened before she arrives at the ship, a fact hidden from her by Aaron. And then a theft takes place and a suicide.

Sacha applies cold logic to the series of events and it is evident that the 3 incidents are related. And that, these are not accidents but murder in its ugliest sense.

Parallely Sacha discovers her husband's past life or is it a past at all?

As the detective comes on board, they work together on the crime, and narrow down the list of suspects- her husband being one of them.

A series of unfortunate discoveries and events leave her marriage on the rocks. While her heart still loves her husband, her mind screams otherwise.

Will Sacha use her heart or her mind to work on the case?

Find out more as you read the book.

I loved the flow of the book- moving from the point of view of one protagonist to the other, once you are Sacha battling with her emotions for her husband and solving the case, and then you become Aaron or the mysterious Manna.

Sometimes you are the obnoxious captain Popeye swearing at everything and sometimes you become Harsh the engineer falling for Sancha.


Esha - People for the Blind said...

ok, i read ur review, made a beeline for and bought it.. read it. Its even more awesome than you indicated here!! Love it totally! Thanks for hte review.. this is the way murder should be written.. cool!

Itchingtowrite said...

Thanks Esha. You make me nervous! I need to be very very honest with the reviews then!! no mincing words!

rohit said...

Must be an enjoyable read Love On The Rocks by Ismita Tandon Dhanker. loved the way you wrote it. I find your review very genuine and orignal, this book is going in by "to read" list.