Wednesday, June 25, 2014

#BookReview : Knightley and Son (Knightley and Son #1) by Rohan Gavin

On the jacket:

The once highly in-demand detective Alan Knightley has just woken up after an unexplained incident kept him asleep for four years. While he was out cold, his son, Darkus, took it upon himself to read of all his dad's old cases, and he's learned a lot about the art of detection. It's a good thing too—because suddenly the duo find themselves caught up in a crazy conspiracy that involves a group of villainous masterminds (who keep appearing and then vanishing), some high-speed car chases (that will have everyone fastening their seat belts), and a national, bestselling book with the power to make people do terrible, terrible things. But because Alan is still suffering the effects of his coma, he tends to, well, fall asleep at the worst possible moments, Meaning that young Darkus might just have to solve this mystery . . . by himself.


Darkus Khnightley is our own young sleuth, the newest and the youngest in the block. With parents separated, mother remarried and father in a sort of a coma, Darkus is growing up keeping mostly to himself.

Alan Knightley has been in coma for about four years now. A legendary private investigator at London, he was in the midst of an important case, which remains unsolved. Darkus had been studying the papers of this case through the years his father was lying on bed and understand the case very well. When Alan gins consciousness, he along with his friend Billy, are back on this case, this time with Darkus assisting them.

A self-help book is making selective readers commit unexplained, heinous crimes. The mystery seems deeper than what the reader thinks and with every page that is turned, newer complications come up.

What I loved about this book is that young adults can read and enjoy it. And that it is a proper story; unlike the new age fantasy novels kids read. The plot exercises the reader's mind and gives just the right amount of adrenaline rush. Young adults and adults, both will equally enjoy this book.

This is probably the first father-son due of private investigators that is hot on trails of some big criminals. Can they solve this case?

Rating: ****/5

[This review is for Bloomsbury India. The opinions are strictly my own and not been written under any obligation.]

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