RATING – 4.5/5
AUTHOR: Anurag Shourie
PUBLISHER: Ink Horn Publishing
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Anurag Shourie is a poet at heart, a writer in the making, and an anesthesiologist by default. He has degrees in medicine and management in his kit, but love for the written word in his soul. An ardent Ruskin Bond fan, his hobbies include music and sports which he pursues with equal fervor. He is presently employed with a multinational Clinical Research Organization.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Three deaths – a beautiful bride, a young businessman, and a famous doctor. Crime arises from its protracted slumber in Udaipur, and the City of Lakes finally sheds its veil of tranquility. Trapped in the heart of the mayhem, is Dr. Aditya Deshmukh, a quintessential loser. In order to redeem himself and wrench his soul free of the guilt of a ‘murder most foul,’ he has to find the missing links between Abraham and Sarasvati, Abimanyu and Sumitra, Yasser Arafat and Vladimir Putin.
The body count continues to rise as Aditya gropes in the darkness. Hunted by an enemy he can’t see, devoured by a love he can’t consummate, and guided by a friend he can’t trust, he is caught up in a race against time where he can’t afford to be the runner-up.
Half A Shadow is an amazing thriller which will leave you guessing until the very end. The story begins with three mysterious deaths followed by more dark events. There are many characters in the story and each character has its own story. The killer is moving freely without leaving any clue for the police. A doctor smells something unusual in the hospital. Something was wrong.
The story has many twists and turns and Anurag definitely knows how to play with the reader's mind. Anurag’s research work is commendable. He has used his vast knowledge about medical and Hindu mythology to pen down the entire story. The book will surely increase your knowledge power in the field of medicine and faith. The use of words is remarkable and the cover of the book also suits the title and the blurb. Adding some more mysterious and unexpected twists, in the end, could have made it a five starrer.
Overall, Half a Shadow is a must read for thriller and mystery lovers. India needs authors like Anurag Shourie to publish books with quality content which will connect a reader’s emotion with each written word. I would definitely love to read more from him in the future. Also, the publishers did a great job in publishing this beautiful book.