Book – Sadhana Who Stalked Her? by Spandana Chakradhar– A must-read crime thriller for all, especially women
Taking the review ahead let’s consider the cover. The cover has a picture of a young woman standing behind a broken glass window. The broken glass panes suggest some enigmatic thing is there awaiting discovery. Overall, the cover is captivating and may throw your mind for a series of guesses. I liked the cover and title of the book – in fact these two things forced me to pick up the book. The combination is really interesting. So, does the story.
This is the story of Sadhana, who also happens to be a lead protagonist in the book. She is young, beautiful, simple, and ambitious. Leaving Hyderabad, her hometown, she migrates to Delhi. There she started working for almost a good company. First she lives in a paying guest, and then in a big house. Soon, someone begins stalking her. Basically, stalking is the main them of the novel.
The pace of the story slackens in snatches. Also, involvement of many characters at one time creates a chaos, but as I read the book and felt that it was rather mandatory to have so many characters because with so many characters, the blame keeps hopping from one person to another. It is a beautiful aspect in its own term. Another point that awed me most about the book was love triangle formed among Sadhana and her two well-wishers: Manav and Abhi. The novel is full of love, romance, revenge, fear, and yes stalking. This is my first book on stalking and I liked it to the last page.
The strongest point in the novel is stalking suspense. In the entire novel it is evident that the author has made sure no leaks appear before the final turn of events. I cannot say who I suspected and who I trusted while reading, but one thing is sure that in suspense/thriller novels a whole gamut of people gets under the range of doubt.
There was no grammatical and typo errors in the book. The writing style of the author is simple and lucid and she has made the events of chasing and stalking vivid with imagination. To me it sounded a well-thought out and well-researched book, though it is mentioned that it is based on a true story.