Title: The Stalker
Author: Sandeep Sharma
Publisher: Redgrab Books & Anybook
No. of pages: 135
Recommended for: 16+
Randhir Kamat, a name famous for his regular mentions on page 3, was being stalked on social media by a girl named Deepali. He took it casually and enjoyed the attention from media but soon things went on to become ugly when his girlfriend, Rupali, started receiving death threats.
Keeping everything on stake, Randhir chose to involve the police to catch the Stalker. Inspector Suraj, started digging in and soon found that ‘Here everyone’s a liar’.
Whom to trust?
Whom to blame?
There were no answers, just one question.
How far will you go for the sake of your dream?
- A psychological thriller that is full of various twists and turns.
- A short and engaging read.
- Can be finished in one sitting.
- Fast paced and quite a page-turner.
- The language is simple.
- However it needs work – there are a few grammatical mistakes.
- Editing can also be done on this book.
- It is also a typical movie-like story – and reads as such.
- The inclusion of modern entertainment media like web-series etc. makes it relatable.
- I haven’t seen the stalker concept in contemporary Indian works yet and this was a great surprise.
- The themes of power, popularity, jealousy, success, etc. are all well explored and well-portrayed.
- Rupali, Deepali, Randhir, Devendra, Inspector Suraj etc. were all multi-faceted with great depth, thus making them quite the round characters.
- Overall, it was a fast-paced read and was enjoyable.
It was an okay read. I rate it a 3/5 stars.
About the author:
Sandeep Sharma is an Amazon bestselling author of The Coin. He has also written Let the Game begin, Hey Dad! Meet my mom and Just a few lies that sold around 10000 copies collectively.
About the reviewer:
Nayanika Saikia, is one of the foremost book reviewers from the North-east and Assam, and is also an admin for the official India bookstagram page on Instagram. She publishes her own reviews and recommendations for poetry, fiction, non-fiction etc. on her bookstagram account @pretty_little_bibliophile which won the NorthEast Creator Awards 2018, as well as in daily newspapers, online magazines etc. She can be contacted at email@example.com .