Saturday, 28 July 2018

The Disappearance of Sally Sequiera by Bhaskar Chattopadhyay : Book Review

Published about a few weeks ago, The Disappearance of Sally Sequiera by Bhaskar Chattopadhyay follows an investigation led by Janardan Maity alongside his friend Prakash Ray whose perspective forms the narrative of this novel.

The novel commences with the arrival of the duo at Movim, where they are acquainted with a rather strange incident where a father receives a note asking for a ransom to return his daughter. However, the said girl was safe and sound in her home. What follows is a tale of intrigue fuelled by an lunatic man's obsession and possession of his daughter.

What I really admire about this novel is the omission of unnecessary complications to give the book a concise form. Maity, our sleuth, is extremely skilled with his observation that bewilders those who he comes across. Beyond the apparent surface of the novel, lies a grievous plot that threatens the present of the small town, and some of its inhabitants.

A 4/ 5 star read that enjoyed while sipping a cup of green tea on a gloomy Kolkata day with rains keeping most people in bed for longer than usual.

Buy here.

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