BOOK REVIEW: LET YOU BE MY PUPPET ONCE by Preetika Mehra

Decent but far from perfect 


Book: LET YOU BE MY PUPPET ONCE
Author: PREETIKA MEHRA
Publisher: Notion Press, Inc.
Publication date: 21 Apr 2018
Language: English
Book length: 326

Blurb: Losing their faith in the System, a group of MNC-employed youngsters decide to take revenge on some politicians and businessmen after having suffered at their hands. Their master plan also exposes the connections of the powerful with the rich, of the mafia with politicians and of those who exploited the poor. All this leads to a war. A war that had never happened.

The Chief of Intelligence had never dealt with such brilliant people who were entangling him in multiple versions of events. After a while, he is unable to differentiate between the real and planted evidence. The clock is ticking. The media is on adrenaline.
The Chief is faced with several questions. How did it all happen? Will he be able to solve the case? Can he get the accused politicians acquitted? Should he find an escape for himself amidst the turmoil?
It's time he found the answers!


REVIEW: So this is basically a story of 4 MNC employed friends and their revenge on some renowned politicians and businessmen. I can't say more as I don't want to spoil the story line.

So the novel starts slowly, actually very slowly. It took a long time to enter the main story line. I mean that the mood and plot making is absolutely necessary but it was too slow. This type of start usually makes the reader impatient. The narration was straight but hardly had any hook. There were some interesting line for sure but in very minor number. It seemed that the author was struggling to make it a fashionable urban thriiler. 

But hopefully the novel suddenly picked up speed by changing it's gear hugely. The mood, motive completely change and the real story line begin. Surprisingly the rest part was really enjoyable and gripping. It proves itself as a decent political thriller. The author deals with some political and economic issues quite brilliantly. Her take on was not completely unique but absolutely gripping. The pace was perfect. Character building was decent.

Still some problem comes. As it was not a whodunit thriller, so reader can see the actual happening clearly. The storyline was little bit predictable. It was good that the author didn't put some childish twist in the middle but she can't hold this and made an unnecessary turn in the finale which disturbed it's satisfying finishing. The book could've been 70 page shorter.

Still the storytelling was fair and I really like some chapters very much - 'Lonavala Blues', 'Pratap's Rise in politics','Pune saga', 'Jay's escape' etc.
As a debutante, I have to say the author did a appreciated job to write mature fiction instead of romance and she is successfulb in major areas. Little short volume could make it more prominent. 

But I really enjoyed it. Try this political thriller to change your taste and you will love it. 

OVERALL RATING: 3.25/5

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[2018 Read:6, Reviewed: 5]

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