Saturday, September 21, 2013

#BookReview--> Dead Man's Alibi by Mita Jain


A dead body in your house with your mother unconscious near it and according to the watchman, no disturbance at the gate. What does this imply?

A strange dead man with a twenty year old tailor's receipt bearing Jay's father's name and a diary in his pocket plus a note stating "Sarala tried to kill me" clutched in his hand is found in Jay's house leaving him confused and very surprised. The guard at the gate and the maid attest to no one coming in the house but then if they are telling the truth then how did the body get here?

Why is there a dead body in Jay's house at the middle of the night and most importantly what was his mother, who is paralyzed and lying unconscious near it, doing in the hall at this time of the night?
Is the dead man a ghost?
How did the body get inside the house without the guard knowing about it?

All these and more questions are in Jay Gandhi's mind and as if this is not enough, police Inspector Rathi is sure of his guilt.

A  roller coaster ride with unexpected and shocking revelations and twists, Dead Man's Alibi by Mita Jain is sure to surprise you and keep you on the edge of your seat all through the story.

Dead Man's Alibi is Mita Jain's debut novel and the plot very intriguing and the mystery first class. Its a short book and I finished reading it pretty quickly. A new and different story with inviting twists and turns, I enjoyed the book and was impressed by the author's attempt at delivering a truly mysterious chain of events culminating in a most unexpected end.

Although I enjoyed the book but still I felt the story was a bit hurried and could have done better had the events been more detailed. The characters also I felt lacked a certain depth in their characterization. The "male chauvinism" point made by Tara for Jay is not explained. Also their misunderstandings which stood unsolved for the last six years suddenly get solved. The six year gap is also not explained and any mention of Jay's attempts to overcome their differences is only in the last one or two months.There is no mention of Tara's mother's reaction to Tara and Jay's engagement who earlier had been so against their relationship. Though the characters are lovely and we can connect with them but the above points somewhat daunt their effect on the reader. I would have greatly loved if Mita would have devoted more pages to Tara and Jay and developed their love story.

I give Dead Man's Alibi 3.5 out of 5, simply because I felt the book had more potential. If you love a mystery full of surprises, unexpected twists and turns and a very astounding end then this is the book for you. :)


I was very kindly provided a free copy by the author to read and review and I am very thankful to her. The review is my personal and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.

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~Books by Mita Jain~
 
Meeting Miss Konni Chiwa (Last Love Series #1)
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Dead Man's Alibi
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Two and A Half Almost Marriages
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