18 May 2022

#BookReview The Sinister Silence by Moitrayee Bhaduri


About The Book

When ace software engineer Saahil is found battling for his life on a rainy morning, it looks like a case of attempted suicide. However, Saahil's family strongly denies that possibility and calls in ex-super cop-turned-detective Mili Ray to investigate.

Ray and her team – Advocate Gatha and ex-army officer Anubhav – dive into this case, which is turning murkier by the hour.

Set in Mumbai, The Sinister Silence is an edge-of-the-seat thriller that traces detective Mili Ray's journey through a mysterious case that poses new threats every time she inches closer to her goal.

My Thoughts

I love detective stories. I am a sucker for them. I grew up reading Feluda, Bomkesh, and many more. Anything which is detective-related, be it a book, movie, or TV show, I am in. This makes me rarely surprised now a day with who the villain is. Primarily because of two things, I have read a lot, can navigate through clues, and the story is poorly written.

The Sinister Silence started off with a good note. It is fast, characters seem relatable. But the ending is just so so flat. Too many twists end up confusing the plot. I just can’t make any sense of the ending.

Another thing I felt really overcooked is the unnecessary glorifying of the lady cop turned detective.

As a detective story, it is not bad, though it was not too difficult to identify the villain. The description of the detective shows her more like a super-human. This was totally undesirable.

This book is good for new and young readers, definitely not for seasoned readers.

Book Links

Amazon India | Amazon USA

About the Author

Moitrayee  Bhaduri is a Master of Arts in History from Jadavpur University, Kolkata and has done a course in Creative Writing from the University of Oxford. She loves writing crime thrillers as much as she enjoys reading them. A content specialist, Moitrayee is passionate about observing people and listening to their stories. Some of her fictional characters are inspired by her chance encounters with strangers in real-life.

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