A psychological thriller from Ruchi Kokcha that is definite to give you goosebumps.
Book : Obsessed.
Author : Ruchi Kokcha.
Pages : 266
Genre : Psychological Thriller.
Publisher : Harper Collins India.
Format : Paperback ( Review Copy)
Synopsis : Investigative journalist Avik has finally found the one case that could bring him glory. Or death. As the mystery behind millionaire Kalki Rajput’s murder grows thicker, Avik is forced to risk it all to bring out the truth that has eluded many before him. If only he could uncover what the victim’s daughter had witnessed. Of course, that would mean diving into the depths of her madness. He had thought he could resurface with the truth. Now he will count himself lucky if he makes it out alive. And sane.
My Review : An enticing cover and an equally engrossing blurb. I went into the book with very high expectations.
The beginning of the book is very promising and keeps you on the edge of what follows next. The writing style of the author although not exemplary, is sure to keep you guessing.
The main character is my main problem with the book. Avik, is our protagonist who pounces on every chance to kiss his colleagues/friends and never really gives a thought about their feelings.
He is blinded by the OBSESSION of fame and money and doesn’t even genuine care about his mother. Coming to his mother, I felt her character was certainly underdeveloped as was the character of Khyati, his longtime friend.
The twists and turns in the story were unexpected and that is what makes the book worth a read. The character of Avni was very well round and impressive in every sense.
If I turn a blind eye to what happens in the middle of the book, where the author seems to completely go off plot with the inclusion of some horrific and cringe worthy scenes, this book worked out completely well for me.
The ending was simple and sufficed me. And to be blatantly honest I was not expecting it after the over the top dream scenes of Avik that the author included in the prime of the book.
Being her debut novel and a good psychological thriller, I am surely looking forward to her next works.
My rating : 🌠🌠🌠. 9/5
About the author : Ruchi Kokcha is a poet and passionate reader with a Masters in English literature from Delhi University. She has taught creative writing in Hong Kong. Obsessed is her debut novel.