Review: Once Upon A Reunion

Author: Nithya Sashi.
Genre: Literary Fiction. 
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Have you ever sat late into the night, going over hundreds of 'what-if' scenarios?
Have you loved someone to the point of losing your mind?

Like most Indian women who have loved, lost, and settled for an arranged marriage, Nirmala secretly pines for her ex, Suresh, even as she leads a happy, mostly peaceful life with Sreenivas, her husband.

Memories of her first love resurface occasionally, disturbing her present life.

Unable to fully love Sreenivas with the insane intensity she had felt for Suresh, she is conflicted and living in a parallel world, always tormented by the probability of a what-if!

It is at this time that her school friends plan a high school reunion, which Suresh would also be attending. Nirmala sees this as an opportunity to bring a closure to that chapter of her life. But she is torn by the uncertainty and the upheaval this might cause. She fears that her meeting with her ex-boyfriend might ruthlessly tear apart the delicate fabric of her marriage.

And at the reunion, her world turns on its head.

Suresh is found dead.

Was it suicide? If not, who was the murderer?

Nirmala is crippled by the shock. But blame quickly falls on her as the ex with a motive and before she realizes she is in the police net.

How does she manage to escape? And what effect does this have on her marriage?

Cover Review:

Simply said, the author needs to get a new cover. Maybe a professional one?

Book Review:

Reading the blurb, I'd thought the story would be a lot of mystery (who killed her ex-lover?) and a bit of drama (why can't she stop thinking about her ex?) But unfortunately, it turned out to be the other way around. The murder takes place when the book was already 80% done, I kid you not.

The writing itself was pretty well thought out and interesting and frankly saying I'd have enjoyed this book a lot more if I hadn't been expecting it to be a suspense novel. 

I found some parts of the book too melodramatic. For example, there was a whole page (kindle wise) that talked about nothing but the smell of the protagonist's lover's saliva. Honestly. 

All in all, I think it could've been a lot better if the murder happened before all the drama and if, as a reader, I'd been given clues as to who could be the murderer and also a chance to solve the mystery myself instead of dumping it all on me in the last 10% of the story.

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