Book Review: Catching the Departed by Kulpreet Yadav
Catching the Departed is the first in a series of suspense thrillers with Andy Karan as the protagonist. Andy is an investigative journalist who works is also an ex-army man. It is said that the dead cannot speak, but they do leave a trail behind. Andy embarks on one such journey to uncover the mystery of the murder of a lawyer in Tilakpur.
The opening chapter of the book was intriguing enough to motivate the reader to keep turning the pages. The free-flowing style of writing, along with the crisp story-telling easily allows a person to finish a chunk of the novel at one go.
The turn of events and twists in the tale will never allow the reader to keep the book aside. Notions are broken as fast as they built as you read the book.The author’s description of National Capital Region (NCR) is amazingly detailed. One can easily visualise the novel playing out before the eyes!
Andy is a man worth having a crush on. The author has written his character with lot of precision; he is the hero alright, but not superhuman. Andy is human and that’s what makes his ordeal so special.
However, I must confess, the plot lacked innovation. It misses that spark leaves you wanting for more. Overall, if any filmmaker willing to make a crime thriller can surely consider Catching the Departed.
My Rating: 3/5 stars
About the author
Kulpreet Yadav is a novelist and short story writer. He is the founder-editor of Open Road Review, a literary journal with a global footprint.
P.S. – The review copy of the book was provided by the author.
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