Let You Be My Puppet Once by Preetika Mehra (Book Review)

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  • Genre: Thriller
  • Publisher: Notion Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 326
  • Publication Date: April 21st 2018
  • Source: Review Copy
  • My Rating: 4 stars

Goodreads Synopsis

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!

My Thoughts

Thriller is one of my favorite genres. I always appreciate an author’s ability to keep us hooked on their story with exciting surprises and a shocking ending. I have read a number of books like that from Indian authors recently and I’m now adding this book to the list.

Let You Be My Puppet Once by Preetika Mishra is a political thriller. It follows a group of four friends- Saima, Josh, Karan, and Vedica. The story begins when Saima’s sister Meghna is murdered. The youngsters are frustrated with the way things are run in the country and decide to take revenge.

The book drags a bit, especially in the beginning. We learn about all the characters lives. After the initial 60 or so pages, the plot gets very interesting and exciting. I was eager to know what was going to happen as well as to know the back story. The author created some great villains along with the main characters. We also learn a lot about how young people in India spend their lives with their jobs, friendships, and love lives.

The book kept shifting between various characters’ perspectives and it got a bit confusing at times. In the beginning, we learn a lot about the characters but after that, the book becomes very plot-driven. It did drag at times but I enjoyed the intricate plot. I loved the way the events in the story unfolded. It was exciting and thrilling and kept me on my toes.

The writing of this book is quite good. It is very descriptive but it is also a fast read. This is something that I always find very commendable in a debut author.

This is one of the best Indian thrillers that I have read. I highly admire the complex plot that the author created. A great book by a debut author.


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