Book Review #10: The Unwanted Shadow

Name: The Unwanted Shadow
Author: Bhaskaryya Deka
No. of Pages: 166
Genre: Thriller/Fiction
Publisher: Half Baked Beans Publishing
Price: Rs. 175/-
Published in: 2014

The blurb of the book says:
​Mohan, a small town boy, is nothing but hopeful when he moves to Delhi to complete his education. After all, this is what he had always planned to do, to take a leap towards his big dreams. And for once he finds his new life to be absolutely lovely, like he has often pictured it would be.

But this good phase doesn’t last long. His life is soon shattered to pieces when his first relationship meets a tragic end. A sadness like he had never known before overwhelms him, keeping him wide awake at nights. But it is just the beginning, beginning to a terrible chain of events that would lead him to a deadly confrontation with his own dark past.

Will Mohan be able to overcome this darkness? Will he ever get solace? Or will his innocence be lost in the intense color of blood?

About the author:
Bhaskaryya grew up in Mangaldai, Assam, and then moved briefly to Visakhapatnam to complete his schooling. Now, he lives in Dhanbad, pursuing B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering at Indian School of Mines. He is an avid reader, with particular interest in Literary Fiction. He also maintains two blogs where he posts book reviews, poems, humorous articles and random thoughts that cross his mind. When he is not writing, he likes to spend his time listening to music, hanging out with friends, and travelling.

Personalized copy of the book 🙂

Cover: The cover of the book shows the back of a man whose reflection is a hooded man. It is a clean cover.

Writing: The author writes in a simple language and the story runs fast.

The protagonist leaves his native place in Assam after he passes his XIIth boards and arrives in Delhi with dreams in his eyes. He achieves whatever he dreamed of. But his life changes course drastically when his newly wedded wife is found murdered brutally and he could not remember anything about it.

The book was a quick read. I read a hundred pages straight when I started to read. If I didn’t have other tasks at hand, I could have finished it in one go. Nowhere in the book I felt bored. The story did not drag anywhere. The author had the storyline clear in his head and he kept it straight and crisp. The story has drama, crime, romance and thrill in the right quantities. In short, the book is a good and enjoyable read. You can surely give it a try.

I give the “The Unwanted Shadow” 4 stars on a scale of 5.

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