Title- The Coin
Author- Sandeep Sharma
Publisher- Redgrab Books & Anybook
Publication date- 25 April 2018
Okay. Coming to this blurb or description of the book will make you know the brutal side of this world.
“Who likes Sudden death?” That’s the only question he used to ask before killing his prey. Random people are being abducted from the capital city, Delhi and are being killed mercilessly. Before killing, the murderer is reciting them a story, a story about a 9 year old child who saw the brutal side of the world at a very young age. All the stories are being recorded for the Police department to see. Raunak Upadhyay, the Police inspector who is handling the case, links the style of serial killing to the case he solved years ago. But the murderer of that case is in jail then who is following the footsteps? Does the murderer want to convey something? Whose story is being recited? Why the murderer is taking personal interest in Raunak? Is there any other side of this coin or both the faces are just the same? Welcome to the Brutal world!
This is a fiction book which has mystery and thriller story.
The cover of the book is apt and it has a picture of burned coin with blood on it and title goes along with it. Beginning of the book is somewhat indeterminate but while reading through I found it interesting.
The story includes murders of some random people where the murderer narrates a story to the one before killing and records it in the tapes and sends it to the police. The tapes are recorded such that the face of the murderer is hidden in the video. Here, Raunak is the best cop among the department to solve the cases. But this is the case which is something different for him. Will he and his teammates will be able to solve the mystery behind this case?
Will they be able to catch the culprit?
The cop named Raunak is brother from another mother with Chandan. Raunak hates his brother Chandan. What are reasons behind hating Chandan? Raunak always carries a coin which is burnt from both the sides. Who gave him the burnt coin? What is the story behind this coin?
The characters, plot, grammar, writing and presentation all were good.
This book will keep you hooked up until you finish it because it keeps you engaged to find what happens next. To find all answers to mysterious questions above you should grab this book. It will never let you down.
Points I liked-
The narration of the story and simple language which kept me engaged in the book. some interesting quotes written by author were apt.
Points of improvement-
Some words were there which can be corrected like shut to be corrected to shoot. And line like why are saying lies.
Favourite lines from the book-
1. Suffering is life and suffering is the only thing that keeps us moving. We suffer and in hope of getting it eradicated from our life, we run, we run places just to find the peace but what we get, is more suffering. That’s what life is!
2. Your answers lie in your acts.
3. We are born same but the rules of game for everyone of us were different. For some the struggles were in finding the food, for others, struggles were related to how to excel and for some there were no struggles at all.
About the Author-
Sandeep Sharma (25) has written four novels, titled ‘Hey Dad! Meet my mom’, ‘Algorithm of the future’, ‘Let The Game Begin’ and ‘Just A Few Lies’. He is currently working on his start-up venture named ‘Author Paradise’ that works for the benefit of Authors to provide them well-organized online & offline publicity. By education, he is a civil engineer who graduated from JSS Academy of Technical Education, Noida. He is very passionate about writing and has been writing short stories for his personal blog since 8 years. Some of those short stories, also are being adopted in conversion as short movies. He is an avid reader and loves to review books on his blog. He is a well-known reviewer in the literary world and has reviewed more than 300 books.
My final verdict-
Readers who are new to thriller reading must read this book.
Title- 4/5 stars
Cover- 4/5 stars
Blurb- 4.5/5 stars
Plot- 4/5 stars
Writing and presentation- 4.5/5 stars
Overall rating- 4.5/5 stars
Reviewed By- Sudarshan Jagtap