Book Title: A Will To Kill
Author: R. V. Raman
No. of pages: 332
Publisher: Harper Black
Genre: Murder Mystery
Challenge: AtoZReadingChallenge2020
Do I recommend it? Sure!

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

I usually don’t pick up a murder mystery unless it’s highly recommended. I don’t even remember the last time I read one before I read A Will to Kill. To be honest, I wouldn’t have picked up this book if I had not received it in a book exchange event. Typical #whodunit murder mysteries are just not my thing.

However, I was taken aback by the type of writing that I came across in this book. Beautiful descriptions of the settings were something that I loved about it. It felt like I was there in the mesmerizing hills of Nilgiris and breathing in the chilly air. Secondly, I was impressed by the well-written characters of this book. Each character was distinct, identifiable, and believable.

The author has a subtle style of narration which makes the reader continue with the story. The use of cliffhangers was well done and was pretty effective. The entire book happens to have a really good pace.

But the story or the plot was nothing extraordinary. It was predictable and not much of a shocker. You see, we readers love to be surprised. We love to be thrown out of the way and proved wrong by the author. So, when that lacks in a book, it becomes pretty ordinary.

Also, since I don’t read or enjoy much of typical murder mystery, this book was probably in the wrong hands. You should definitely read it if you enjoy the genre. I’m sure of one thing though, reading this book will definitely leave you to feel refreshed with its scenic description and realistic characters.

Quick Question: Which is that one murder mystery book by an Indian author that you really liked?

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