Natasha Mehra Must Die by Anand Sivakumaran – Review

Book: Natasha Mehra Must Die: Book One of the Doomsday Trilogy
Author: Anand Sivakumaran
Publisher: Fingerprint
Pages: 212; Price: Rs 299

If  given a thought, one would begin to wonder, but why must Natasha die? Like they say don’t judge a book by its cover, I would say don’t judge a book by its title because it is a more complex plot than expected. Natasha Mehra, the protagonist of the author’s debut novel, is a campus oddball and social outcast, and has always hated her name, but now she has a genuine reason to do just that — for someone is killing every child, girl, and woman named Natasha Mehra.

So when she finds out that she begins to investigate. The result is a thriller that will have you on the edge of your seats, while a conspiracy as old as history comes to light. The language is quite complex, so it won’t be easy on the minds of few while they are trying to connect the dots and comprehend what the author is trying to say. But these murders aren’t random acts of madness.

Rather, they are part of a conspiracy hatched by the Kul, an all-powerful secret organisation with tentacles everywhere. And the success or failure of this 2000-year-old mission will determine the future of humankind…I have read some thrillers, but what kept me hooked to this one was to know the reason as to why these Natashas were targeted. It is a short book comprised of all the dark shades mixed with blood, flesh and gore that might make your heart pump during the scene of monstrosity spread in the pages. It’s a quick read to make your boring journeys better or to give you a break from your mundane routine. And I am sure it wouldn’t disappoint you!

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