When Suresh C (http://jambudweepam.blogspot.in/) put up a notification asking me to like a page on Facebook, it ended up being the page of a book, Sirens Spell Danger, an anthology of three stories of which he had authored one. Being a fan of his writing, I immediately knew I had to buy that book on my Kindle as soon as it was published. What follows is a review of the same.
The first story Femme Fatale by Suresh C is a breezy read dealing with the events that Vicky gets himself embroiled into because he couldn’t stop ogling at a girl in a bar. Narrated in first person by the protagonist, the story involves an international plot, an espionage angle and a damsel in distress. This was a good read, for sure, more so because it is a race against time, and any story which has the additional angle of lack of time always makes for interesting reading where the reader is rooting for the protagonist to beat the clock, so to speak.
The second story Bella Donna by Radha Sawana deals with a serial killer who leaves behind a calling card kind of clue next to the victims. Following the trail left by the killer, Shardul Reham, the conscientious cop manages to unravel more skeletons from the closet than he bargained for. A well researched, well thought out story which leaves no loose ends, and borders quite on the morbid side of the crime thriller genre.
The third story Bellary by Karthik L starts off with an interesting premise when Jay, an IB Agent is asked to go to Bellary to stop an impending terrorist threat by the ISI. What starts off as an interesting journey ends up being quite the ride of the young agent’s life. Unlike the other two stories which are fairly straightforward, the author here takes us on quite an entirely different tangent with a completely unexpected twist at the end of the tale.
Overall, this is a lovely anthology of three stories and is well worth the measly INR 99/- paid for it (USD 2.99/- in the US). Please do buy it even if you don’t have a Kindle, as you can download the Kindle Reading App from the Amazon website here and read it on the device of your choice. This is money well spent.
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|Name||Sirens spell danger|
|Author/s||Suresh Chandrasekaran, Karthik L, Radha Sawana|