Moryaa Re is a crime thriller,
written by Mark Manuel and published by Jaico.
Thriller is a tough genre, it is difficult
to maintain the pace. I have read many thrillers, which have fantastic
beginning, but slowly they start losing the pace. Either the plot becomes too
predictable or the writer, starts losing the grip on the story. Kudos to Mark
Manuel, he has done full justice to the plot. I sat down to review the book,
and got totally hooked up, with the novel. The author has highlighted the
impact of childhood abuse, on an individual’s personality.
The story is centered in Mumbai,
and author has beautifully used Ganeshotsav and Mumbai rains, as the backdrop.
It’s Ganeshotsav in Mumbai, people are welcoming idols of Ganeshji in their
home. But there is a Ganeshbhakt, who has got twisted imagination and who is
out to kill celebs or VIPs of Mumbai. He goes on a killing spree, without
leaving clue behind. Apart from sms messages and calls to police, done after
the killing. The elite crime branch sleuths of the Mumbai Police, who are
compared with London’s Scotland Yard, keep on helplessly watching these
murders, without a visible clue in sight. Mark has beautifully portrayed the
life of policeman, the kind of pressure and stress they go through. After
reading the book, one would start respecting the erratic schedules of these
police officers. I would leave on the readers to explore, whether the mighty
Mumbai police force was able to stop these murders or not.
If you are mystery and psychology
guzzler, then this novel is definitely for you. Also, with the kind of fiction
that is appearing now days, Moryaa Re is very well written and has a gripping
and justified plot. Mark Manuel, is a reputed crime journalist, while drafting
the plot he has heavily borrowed from his field experiences.
I would definitely give the books
thumbs up and would recommend it for reading.