- Paperback: 296 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury India (28 April 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9387457540
- ISBN-13: 978-9387457546
- Package Dimensions: 18 x 11 x 3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #20,349 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Shrine of Death Paperback – 28 Apr 2018
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A chilling crime thriller in which a beautiful young historian who discovered two priceless bronzes from the 10th century disappears without a trace. Her friend sets out to find her and is drawn into a world of fraud, murder and betrayal where no rules apply.
About the Author
Divya Kumar is a journalist, writer and blogger, currently based in Dubai. She spent her early 20s studying and working in the U.S., dabbling in web-design and media studies, before settling down to a career in journalism. She returned to India in 2006, and joined The Hindu in Chennai, working as a senior reporter and feature writer with The Hindu Metroplus for five years, covering mainly the book and art beat, before taking a break for the birth of her first child in 2011.
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The four pillars on which the Shrine of Death has been based upon. A thriller in every sense, that unravels like the warmth of the sun in winter. Steady, gradual and with an enjoyable warmth the longer it stays.
Divya Kumar, the author has paced the story well with intrigue, suspense and determination all coming to the fore.
The Shrine of Death highlights many aspects of modern day society that will connect with its readers. While some are definitely positive in their aspects which include the determination of Prabha and Jai in finding answers about Sneha and reaching out to her to help her despite not having been in touch in the recent past or in Jai's case a reason that you will understand only if you read the book.
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It's a good one time read and that's all it is. The story reads like a Bollywood script with all the twists and turns (not sure all were warranted) and surprise elements. The choices of character in the story is interesting and the kudos there to the author,but the characters could have been developed better, for instance the character of Jai Vadehra shows so much promise.
And of course there are minor plot holes which can be overlooked. Also a question for the author, was that Prologue really necessary?
All in all , i would recommend this to anybody who is looking for quick,effortless and mind numbing read.
Basically the story revolves around an idol theft, And our main protagonist Prabha Sinha is trying to solve that mystery. Her colleague and old friend starts to help her out and this puzzled case widens across police and CBI. The way Divya Kumar has woven the plot and even secondary characters, it seemed relatable. She didn’t put detailed information on every page like other thrillers, though plot moves with certain pace, she included life in her each character. You can catch them while pursuing daily activities and instantly feel a connection. I liked the structure how author created a world of art-mongers, besides IT professionals.
Smuggling, theft, betrayal and hunt for a missing researcher, turned this debut into a riveting read. With well written dialogues and crisp narration makes book a real page turner. And I loved that Divya Kumar didn’t try to make the investigation process over dramatic, you can easily breathe between events happening there and sway along with the emotional descriptions. Grab the book if you are into thrillers, a captivating read.
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