Author: Nisha Singh
Price: Rs 599/-
About The Author:
Nisha Singh is a crime fiction enthusiast who has written short stories for National Print Magazine and has contributed to a variety of online publications. Nisha is a prolific reader and writer and her stories have surprising endings. Nisha holds a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy and considers her mother to be the best influence.
Bhrigu Mahesh, PhD, The Return Of Damayanti is the second book in the instalment. The book is about one of the adventures of Bhrigu Mahesh and his friend Sutte.
Bhrigu Mahesh is a private detective and has been called by Nataraj Bhakti, who begins to see the ghost of his late wife Damayanti, and feels related paranormal activity. Bhrigu, although having none of those beliefs decides to help the man. Thus, begins the adventure of Bhrigu and Sutte to the town of Krishna Dwar famous for the temple.
The other characters include Natraj Bhakti’s brother Chiranjeev and his nosy sister-in-law Premkala. The book Bhrigu and Sutte stay at Nataraj’s ancestral home, which is occupied by a few more members of the family, including Chiranjeev and Premkala. The author describes each character in great detail. An unexpected death of one of the family members of Bhakti makes every individual of the family a suspect. Twists, turns, an amalgamation of mind games and psychology.
Lately, I have been choosy about the books I read and have focused my attention only to the holocaust, world war two and Egyptian history. When I saw this book listed I wanted to pick it up because for a change, I would be able to read a thriller by an upcoming author which is quite rare these days.
I felt the initial part a bit boring, but I was glad the pace picked on and all I could picture was the desi version of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. I would still prefer Sherlock though.
The author makes immense efforts in describing the places, people, their mindsets and the environment for us to get the best feel. Most of the time I was hooked on the book, given some good psychological insights.
The book has a lot of content given its elaborate nature and at places, it feels like a drag. The end indicates that there could be a sequel coming soon.
I loved the psychological insights and the final revelation the most. For a change, there was no Bollywood drama which was such a relief! It was simple and realistic.
The book uses simple and easy to read and understand language. The flow is fine and worth your weekend’s time.
The book could use better editing. There were spelling mistakes and at a few places the grammar just went haywire and felt like a direct translation from Hindi.
Overall I rate the book a 3.8/5