Friday, 18 July 2014

happily murdered.... by Rasleen Syal Book Review

Happily murdered.... by Rasleen Syal Book Review

Publisher: Srishti Publishers Distributors
ISBN: 978-93-82665-18-2
Year of Publication: 2014
No. Of Pages: 246
Cover: Paperback
Language: English
Type: Fiction
Price: 195
Rating: 4.5/5   
My Review:

This is the best suspense and mystery novel I have ever read of any Debut Indian author, a brilliant work by Rasleen Syal. Author has written in acknowledgement that Agatha Christie is the biggest inspiration and a Guru, by reading this novel one can say that Rasleen in perfectly stepping in the shoes of Agatha; it’s an excellent novel for the readers.

I was hooked up from the very beginning. The plot is excellent, language is simple, and flow is fast. What I liked the most is 2nd chapter where introduction or to be precise the relation of every person with the deceased is provided very differently, it’s something new which I have never read in any other book, the narration style is excellent.
Highly recommend to suspense and mystery lovers, undoubtedly its going to be a best seller.  We got a new Indian author in the field of suspense, mystery and thriller. Also one thing that I liked the most is the cover of the book designed by Pinaki De, because the cover is very symbolic blood is dripping from the red bridal saree says many things from the beginning.       


Set in the foothills of Himalayas is the fictitious town Ratnagiri in Uttranchal. Gulab Sarin, the newly wed daughter-in-law of Mehta family found dead on her wedding night wearing a bridal wear. Police believes that murderer is one of the family members, it’s an Inside job. It could be the husband or in-laws, friend or love struck ex-fiancĂ©.  

Actually I don’t want to spoil the story by describing who’s who, so just providing the link to buy this book, grab this book, it’s a best monsoon read.

Some of the Catchy lines from this book:

1. No matter how much faith we have, we often lose people. But we never forget them. And sometimes, it’s these memories that give us the power to go on. Make them your strength not weakness. Page no 104.

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. Page no 114.

Someone has rightly said that in love and revenge a woman is more barbaric than a man can ever be. Page no 245.

About The Book:

‘Who killed Gulab Sarin?’

The radiant new daughter-in-law of the influential Mehta family dies mysteriously on the very next night of her wedding. The murder is an inside job, the police are certain. It could be anyone - the adulterous husband, conniving in-laws, jealous friend or the love struck ex-fiance.

 With an aim to save themselves and incriminate others, it is not long before these suspects turn into amateur detectives, hunting for clues and delving into hidden secrets only they can unearth. They coerce, pry and blackmail in an attempt to get to the bottom of this mystery.

Will one of these nine unlikely sleuths finally unravel the mystery behind Gulab’s death and avenge it? Or will the truth die as viciously as Gulab?

About The Author:

Rasleen is a mystery addict. When she is not reading or writing whodunits, she is happily playing detective. She can’t resist seeking out curiosity in everyday domestic affairs, unwittingly landing in hilarious situations, much to the angst of her family. Her husband dreads the day she will finally pass on this bug to their baby daughter as well.

An architect with a Masters degree in Business Administration, to make a living she runs her business in Gurgaon.

‘Happily Murdered’ is her first book.




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