POUND OF FLESH (2016) 1/5 NO Crime Thriller Rs.0 (Amazon Kindle Unlimited) Mukul Deva [3.80/70 ratings Goodreads]
Finally after so many days completed my 3rd ever read of a novel from Mukul Deva, and also 3rd read of kindle unlimited free trial period. Now I want some rest guys!
POF is story of an ex-cop Ravinder Gill and his family. His wife and one daughter is no more in this world and he now lives with his another daughter Jasmine in his Delhi farmhouse. One fine day Jasmine’s foreign friend Pamela got kidnapped from Delhi Airport, and then the frenzied search started.
These kinds of thrillers are quite common, in print, and in video media, for someone again to try the same plot, he have to be on the edge to gave that maximum adrenaline rush to their readers / viewers. But Mukul Deva failed here miserably. This is the most boring book I’ve read in quite some time. Ideally I never bought the book just by looking at it, I got this free and since I have read 2 other decent thrillers from him, so I tried this one, but I fall flat on my face.
Till 70% of the book there was no action, no thrill to say the least, it looks like I am reading about some regular family’s daily happenings, such boring incidents, boring and helpless characters. The theme is okay, about human trafficking and organ gambling but there was no thrill in reading. Even the case seems pretty bland, every other person connected, and too easy to just call off the kidnapping. The real life in the novel came at the end pages, but too late too little. Even in the climax part, author triesnto create a scene/dilemma like Kaante/ reservoir dogs movie, but you know that to reach those last pages, one has to go through too much of torture of reading.
Reg. the book, I got it for free but I took more than 12 days to complete this 377 pgs ebook. Language is easy, but book not recommended at all. I rate 1/5.
Jai Raam ji ki 🙂