Book Review #187: Brutal

Author: Uday Saypathy

Genre: General Fiction, Mystery & Thriller, Indian Fiction

Language: English

Series, if any: NA

Publisher: Bloody Good Book 

Date of publication: 5 August 2015

No. of pages: 342


A warning mail ends up in the junk box of a school teacher and sever days later, he goes on a killing spree, murdering 11 of his students. Two months later, he is gunned down in broad daylight by an obscure militant outfit. Justice served. Case closed. 

Seeking redemption for their own private hells, two ace reporters Prakash and Seema are unravelling a ball of thread from two different ends, both stirring a hornet’s nest that just might put their own lives at risk. 


One thing I must credit the author – his brilliantly crafted plot that maintains the suspense and play of action till the very end. Every element of the book has been captured and used completely to its very essence. The strength of the lead characters plays well with the plot line and adds a greater depth to it. There is no dramatisation indulged in, irrespective of whether it is the plot ot the characters. The book manages to capture attention and keeps it engrossed till the very end. 

The title and the civer image lives upto the name and theme of the plot and complements well with each other and the elements employed in the book. 

My opinion: A fabulous and fortunate find that I am definitely recommending further on. 

My rating: 4.5 out of 5 


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