Saturday, August 23, 2014

#BookReview : Catching the Departed (Andy Karan, #1) by Kulpreet Yadav

On the jacket:

The dead don’t speak. But sometimes they leave a trail. Andy Karan, an investigative journalist, is tasked to probe one such – the death of a local lawyer. He ends up grievously wounded. His new found love Monica’s life is in danger too. It’s not that Andy wants to live for ever. But to die at the hands of enemies of the nation will be a shame that will transcend even death.


Catching The Departed is the first in the Andy Karan series by Kulpreet Yadav. Andy is an army man who is now an investigative journalist, his task being unearthing the mystery behind the death of a local lawyer. What starts as a death of a lawyer transcends to levels least expected and unearth hidden plots Andy was not prepared for. 

Set in Mumbai and Murud Janjira, Yadav has done a fine job in putting together this thriller. Characters are well defined and ones we can relate too. Though the plot didn't have anything new per se, it is ideal for a Bollywood movie.

A page-turner, Catching The Departed  has been written in simple yet effective manner. The plot flows smoothly, and one is compelled to keep turning the pages to know what happens next. All in all, a perfect weekend read.

Rating: ***.5/5

[This is an author request review. The opinions are strictly my own and not been written under any obligation.]

1 comment:

  1. I fully agree with the reviewer. It has got the plot for a Bollywood movie and characters are identifiable.


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