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The Rumour by Lesley Kara
Author: Lesley Kara Publisher: Bantam Press Publishing Date: 27 December 2018 Language: English Pages: 320 Country: England Rating: 4/5 We’ve all heard rumours about other people several times. Sometimes we believe them, sometimes we don’t. Usually...
Jorasanko by Aruna Chakravarti
Author: Aruna Chakravarti Publisher: HarperCollins India Publishing Date: 22 February 2013 Language: English Pages: 424 Country: India Rating: 5/5 If someone asks me to describe Jorasanko by Aruna Chakravarti in just three...
White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht
Author: Mary Lynn Bracht Publisher: Chato and Windus Publishing Date: 5 March 2018 Country: South Korea Pages: 320 Language: English Rating: 5/5 "Look for your sister after each dive. Never forget, if you see her, you are safe." I read Pachinko last year and it got me thinking about the struggle and oppression of Koreans by the Japanese. I wanted to know more and it got me...
Haruki Murakami
“Why do people have to be this lonely? What's the point of it all? Millions of people in this world, all of them yearning, looking to others to satisfy them, yet isolating themselves. Why? Was the earth put here just to nourish human loneliness?”  I am currently reading Haruki Murakami's latest novel Killing Commendatore and I am finding it frustrating....
The Monogram Murders by Sophie Hannah
Author: Sophie Hannah, Agatha Christie Publisher: HarperCollins Publishing Date: 21 May 2015 Pages: 384 Language: English Country: England Rating: 3.5/5 “One cannot do such harm to another and not wound one’s own soul in the process.”  I have to admit I felt a tad bit of trepidation when I first heard that there was a new Poirot novel coming out. The author Sophie Hannah was new to...
All The Lives We Never Lived by Anuradha Roy
Author: Anuradha Roy Publisher: Hachette India Publishing Date: 14 May 2018 Pages: 338 Language: English Country: India, Indonesia Rating: 5/5 “I am of a temperament that needs the written word. For anything to have meaning, it has to be set down, it must live on paper before it is fully alive in my head. It has to be a series of words in a sequence in...
Shadow Princess by Indu Sundaresan
Author: Indu Sundaresan Publisher: HarperCollins Publishing Date: 30 August 2010 Language: English Pages: 380 Country: India Rating: 4/5 Shadow Princess is the third book in Indu Sundaresan's Taj Mahal Trilogy and it proves to be a worthy sequel. This is the story of Princess Jahanara, the eldest child of Emperor Shah Jahan and Queen Mumtaz Mahal. Not much is known about this enigmatic princess but it...
The Mystery of Three Quarters by Sophie Hannah
Author: Sophie Hannah Publisher: HarperColllins Publication Date: 23 August 2018 Pages: 400 Country: England Rating: 3.5/5 "Often, the important thing to be noticed is a thing that is not there." I have a soft spot for Agatha Christie, particularly those stories that feature her brilliant detective Hercule Poirot. So I was excited to know that Sophie Hannah was going to recreate Poirot in a new series...
The Sword with the Ruby Hilt by Mridula Govindraju
Author: Mridula Govindraju Publisher: Mridula Govindraju (2017) Language: English Pages: 457 Country: India Rating: 3.5/5 The Sword with the Ruby Hilt was kind of a mixed bag. I chose to read this novel because its premise looked interesting. The story is set in the 12th century when the Kakatiya dynasty was ruling over a large part of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. This era is not...
I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll
Author: Teresa Driscoll Publisher: Thomas & Mercer Publication Date: 1 October 2017 Pages: 300 Language: English Country: England Rating: 3.5/5 “Because once you become a parent, you learn that love can involve more fear than you had ever imagined, and you never quite look on the world in the same way again.”   I picked 'I Am Watching You' by Teresa Driscoll after reading some reviews on Amazon...

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