Book Review: Brutal by Uday Satpathy


Genre: Fiction/ Thriller / Suspense / Mystery
Publishers: Westland / A Bloody Good Book 
[I got this book from A Bloody Good Book as ARC]

Brutal is the debut novel of Uday Satpathy. Two ace journalists—Prakash and Seema stir up a hornet's nest as they chase the story of a schoolteacher who murders 11 of his students. Their pursuit of the truth takes them to the ominous forests of Bandhavgarh where an eerily similar incident had occurred 8 years ago. One by one, their leads end up dead and they soon realise that they're pitted against forces more evil and powerful than they could have ever imagined.

Behind The book
Source: Goodreads

About the author

Uday Satpathy is an Information Technology expert in the world of Healthcare and Life Sciences. He has a degree in electrical engineering and an MBA from one of the top B-schools of the country. Brutal, his first novel, was born out of his love for thrillers with intricate plots. He is a movie connoisseur, a cricket fanatic, a quizzing enthusiast and a travel freak. As if that was not enough, he has a special place in his heart for cooking as well. You can know more about him HERE.

Me thinks

When a book promises you an edge of the seat thriller not only from its blurb but also its cover which is one that will haunt you for nights together the reader in you is bound to get excited.

A Bloody Good Book was launched two years ago with a lot of fanfare and promises to encourage budding authors. And today there are here with their debut novel which is setting the bar very high. After reading Brutal my expectations from this deadly team of A Bloody Good book is too high. I am looking forward to more books from them.

Coming back to Brutal, it has a very intriguing plot. One that makes a reader take notice of the minutest thing in the story for the fear of missing out something very crucial. The most interesting aspect is that all the characters are very believable. Ones that can be you or me or anyone around us. The key to writing a good thriller is being able to connect all dots without making it sound predictable and here the author Uday scores double brownie points. For a debut he has done a stellar effort behind this book and you cannot help but admire his writing skills. He has you from the first word till the very end. You simply cannot afford to lose a single word in the story.

There are no loose ends, no dreary patches of narration and no guesses to be made by the reader. It is a very tightly woven plot, equally well executed giving the reader an enthralling experience as you read it.

Take a bow Uday you have announced your arrival in the literary world with such an amazing work! Every time a writer makes a debut everyone tries to think where he/she fit in. Very few are such who have the ability to stand out amongst others, and Uday is one such writer. He stands out amongst all those thrillers that we read regularly, for his writing matches the international thrillers that we thrive upon. He justifies his research and the title is so aptly used that you cannot help but feel satisfied as a reader at the end of the book.

A strongly recommended read for all suspense thriller lovers, this is one you wouldn’t want to miss!

P.S: The book releases on 5th August 2015. Do watch out for it!

Foodie Verdict

This book is Malpua - one that melts in the mouth, is crispy, delicious, sweet and tempting you for more!



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