Author: Tanushree Podder
Publisher: Harper Black (An imprint of HarperCollins Publishers)
Publication Date: 25th August 2021
Genre: Thriller, Murder Mystery
Goodreads Rating: 4/5 (as of 8th August, 2021)
My Rating: 4/5
‘An Invitation To Die’ by Tanushree Podder is set in a fictional hill station of India named Ramsar. Ramsar is a haven for retirees, and crime rates are negligible. But when a dead body is found in the van of Violet Williams after her granddaughter Pia forgets to lock the door, things go haywire.
Now, it’s up to Tim Thapa, ASP of Ramsar’s Police Station, and Ramsar’s resident sleuth Colonel Acharaya to find out the main culprit behind the murder. Will the Colonel and Tim be able to find out the culprit?
You have to read the book to find it out.
I have read ‘A Closetful of Skeletons’ by the author and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. This is the reason why I was excited to read ‘An Invitation To Die’. I assure you that you won’t take much time to finish reading ‘An Invitation To Die’ as it is very fast-paced. The writing style of the author is simple but also engaging. The book managed to keep me at the edge of my seat until the very end. I loved the way the author has vividly described the scenic beauty of Ramsar. It was as if I could visualize everything that was happening around me.
However, the reason I could not give the book five stars is because of its predictable ending. When I was halfway through this book, I could predict the murderer. So, when the murderer was revealed at the end, I was not surprised. Nevertheless, I loved the efficient storytelling by the author as she was successful in sustaining the tension of the murder mystery.
All in all, I enjoyed reading ‘An Invitation To Die’ and will recommend it to readers who love reading murder mysteries.
About the Author (Taken from Amazon)
Tanushree Podder is a self-confessed word-a-holic and a traveller. When she is not reading or writing, she’s sure to be packing her bags and boots to go zipping around the world. Tanushree stumbled through many career choices before finalizing on writing. Spooky Stories is her twelfth book in fiction.
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