Release Date: Feb 23, 2021
Publisher: Penguin Group
Years ago, Nina Rai disappeared without a trace leaving behind her husband and son. Now, her body was found clothed in the same attire as the day she went missing. Her son, Aarav, is disturbed and determined to find out who murdered his mother. He goes on a series of interviews and questions to discover the truth.
I have been on a domestic thriller kick recently and Ms. Singh’s latest book just hit the sweet spot for me. This is set on a small cul-de-sac with an interesting variety of character’s whom all seem to want to uphold their prestige image and keep all their secrets hidden. As the main character goes down the rabbit hole interrogating each person including his own father, you start to see how the authors carefully weaves the story in chaotic and distrusting manner.
The pacing is good and if you have read any other book by the author than you know that the way she world builds and write is so descriptive. It is almost as though you are long side the characters experiencing the world as they do. There are a lot of characters in this book so readers need to pay attention.
The main character Aarav is such an interesting character as he suffered through a lot which is expected after losing his mother the way he did. The problem is that he is the narrator of the story and I had a hard time following his thought process. As mentioned earlier, Aarav brings his own share of drama and chaotic behavior which leaves readers really guessing as to what is going on. I will admit that the person I thought had did it, was not the person.
Overall, a very intriguing and well written thriller. Fans who like mysteries with a lot of details and twist, will definitely appreciate this.