22 February, 2018

Amazing tree without leaves #ThursdayTreeLove 34

Spotted this amazing tree in Loveland, CO, USA.


Linking this to #ThursdayTreeLove hosted by Parul

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Comfort Food by Julia Chen - [Book Review]



Comfort Food
There's nothing quite like Comfort Food to put a smile on your face and a feeling of contentment in your stomach. Chef Julia Bettelheim is passionate about feeding people; from the students in her university kitchen to guests and family at home. From recipes that are as simple as a sandwich to as technical as a fruit cake, she knows the importance of creating delicious meals that are full of flavour and which always have budget in mind. Her recipes include easy to make classics and mouth-watering family favourites, using easy to find products that are fresh and economical. Fun, fast, indulgent and nurturing, there's a time and a place for Comfort Food in every kitchen.

Purchase from Amazon UK

My Review:

This is the first cookbook that I am reviewing. I have read a few cookbooks after my studies but they were all in the text without images and were not interesting.

"Comfort food" book has a lot of recipes starting from soups, salads to main course and desserts. The pictures are stunning as well. All recipes are categorized and ordered to start with soups, continuing with the main course and ending with desserts. There are good options to try even for vegetarians. Some recipes have a foreword on how the author got the recipe idea, her inspiration or her thoughts on customizing the recipe for a specific taste.

I loved the soups and desserts section a lot. There are also some easy dinner recipes and all seem to be nutritious and not of diet type. I would like to try Potato pancakes and some other special dishes like Orange and coconut cupcakes, Mars Bar brownie and easy biscuits. There is a section of recipes specifically from England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

One thing I didn't like is that there are some ingredients in recipes which are not commonly used/ available in the USA but only at specific places. The author might have mentioned a brief about these ingredients. I had to search on Google for these.  Even though the description is clear, it would have been effective if the steps are numbered or formatted in bullets.

Overall, a good cookbook with a variety of recipes and I recommend this to food lovers who like to try a variety of recipes.

My Rating: 4/5

PS: I have received this book from the author through Rachel's Random resources book tours and this is my honest opinion on the book. 

About the author: 

Growing up in Wellington, New Zealand, British born Julia Bettelheim enjoyed an early start in the catering industry and as a teenager took lessons from a private chef. Her family then moved to Melbourne, Australia where she lived for the next twenty-two years and worked as a tupperware sales representative travelling the city providing cookery demonstrations and sharing recipes that were suitable for storing. After her divorce in 2008, Julia moved back to England where she now lives in Chatham, Kent and works as a chef in the kitchen of the cafe at UCL in London.


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20 February, 2018

Overweight to Fighting Weight by AJ Watson - Book Spot Light








Non-fiction. Weight loss and health
Date Published: 8 December 2017

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Looking to lose weight but everything has failed? Discover the physical and mental aspects of becoming a much healthier you, written by someone that dropped 80kg!

Get the weight loss system written by someone that went from zero exercise and over 175kg, to a multiple time Australian and Pan Pacific martial arts Champion.

AJ Watson has shed 80kg in his journey and for the first time shares how he did it, and what needed to change mentally and physically to achieve his goals.

This book will teach you how to:

·        understand weight loss issues

·        figure out nutrition labels

·        learn how to set goals

·        improve your motivation

·        boost your willpower

·        structure your exercise

·        become a better version of you.

AJ Watson’s approach tackles the issues from multiple angles giving a much greater level of success than diet alone. Treat yourself to a wealth of knowledge and kick those extra kilos goodbye.

AJ discusses his physical and mental states throughout his journey, and how he combated multiple challenges to attain results. Because he has been there, AJ understands the thought process of overeating, obesity, a sedentary lifestyle and low self-esteem. His successes as a martial artist, coach and author are traced back to the struggle out of his lowest point.

Now you can benefit from that struggle as well.

Grab your copy today.



Excerpt



Introduction



My name is Tony and I started this journey at 175kgs.

Today I am 95kgs and hold multiple titles in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

This book details how I accomplished that, my mental outlook and changes, my failures and successes. It will show you a way to duplicate this yourself, breaking it into multiple small actions. Depending on where you are on your trek, you may have already accomplished some of the early steps; if so, fantastic. Congratulations on getting that far. This book will help you understand what you have already achieved, and show you how to take it further.

Chances are if you are reading this book then you have struggled with losing weight, or want to see a boost to your motivation in other areas of your life. As someone that has been where you are, and cut a path through the tangled mess that is the weight loss industry, I understand you. This is where my book is different than a lot of others out there. Many programs are great at using weight loss science, but are usually written by people already fit and healthy that have never been more than a few kilos overweight.

They don’t understand the mental state many people start with, especially when severely overweight as I was. They have never been fat, never been ridiculed for their obesity. Never avoided pools or the beach because they’d have to take off t-shirts and reveal the true extent of their girth. I am thankful that these health professionals spent time with their research so I could learn. But how could they help address my mental and social issues that contributed to my weight gain, when they couldn’t understand them?

A psychologist is needed in many cases. I don’t pretend to be one and I’ve never felt the need to utilise their services. I have known many people that have, and can see the positive impact it made on their lives. I have however researched psychology and as I’ve lived through it I know a lot about the thought process that goes with obesity. That insight drives many parts of this book.

I am also a certified life coach, a field of study that assists people moving their lives from point A to point B. Even if they are unaware of how to do so, or that point B is even within their reach. Many steps in this book work in unison with the tools and techniques utilised in coaching. They will work without it, though will be greatly enhanced with a life coach by your side.

What I aim to do here is not only show you my meal changes and exercise regime, but also show how my mental state altered. I'll share how I overcame my negative thoughts and barrelled through plateaus.

I gained all of this knowledge through a thirst for understanding. As my wife will attest, I absolutely must know everything even if it doesn't concern me. It's my nature. I can blame and thank my parents for this. As a child I hungered for understanding and often asked questions of how and why. Before long I was asking things they didn't know the answer to. Instead of dismissing it or making something up, my parents instilled in me a simple mantra: look it up.

This was long before the Internet became popular and ubiquitous so all I had was a dictionary, an odd assortment of encyclopaedias and the school library. The skills and knowledge gained were invaluable and formed my love of words and reading.

The Internet exploded my world and now the guys I train with often refer to me as Google, as I generally have the answer or insight required for the topic at hand.

So when I turned this skill to weight loss my bull-crap detector worked overtime. I tried several diets that I fully understood the science of, but ultimately they failed because they didn't take into account the psychological impact. They also failed to understand the starting point that a lot of overweight people find themselves in.

My meals consisted of mostly eating take-out, snacking on chocolate and washing it down with litres of soft drinks and tubs of ice-cream. You can't instantly go from that to fresh fruit and veggies, healthy snacks and controlled portions. That is why the majority of diets fail and are a waste of your time.

I want to mention right off the bat that this is not a diet book. To me, a diet is a short-term change to reach a desired goal in less than two months. This journey took me nearly a decade and I am still changing things to get better results. It took that long because of all the trial and error, the research required and figuring how to alter the mental conditioning I'd spent nearly three decades building.

I can guide you into doing this far quicker, though I expect it to take years, not months. Lasting change takes time but if you follow the ideas and plans in this book, then you will see some quick results.

I am not a medical professional so I implore you, if you have any conditions or food intolerances then seek their expert advice first. Everything in here works for me, but my body is not the same as yours. I am living proof that the process works, and should work for the majority, however your life is unique and nothing can take everything into account. Even so, everyone can gain some benefit from a lot of these pages.

I'm looking forward to helping you achieve your goals.



About the Author




AJ Watson (Tony to his friends) lives with his wife Barbara in the great state of Victoria, Australia.
AJ is a certified Life Coach and continues to expand his skills to assist others not only duplicate his successes but to clear any mental barriers people place upon themselves.

Tony has obtained a Bachelor of Computing and although he has a love of technology, he can’t help dreaming of worlds with vicious creatures and powerful metaphysics. He uses this imagination to write sci fi/fantasy novels.

Tony is an experienced martial artist competitor and instructor, having won multiple national gold medals and assisting others to do the same.

In his spare time, among other things, Tony dabbles in computer graphics and GMs many role play games with his family and friends.


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18 February, 2018

3 Simple habits for good health #SuperBloggerChallenge2018

We are living in a busy world. While we are running behind work, family and other responsibilities, it is becoming difficult to concentrate on our health. We heard from our childhood that Health is wealth. So, NOW is the right time to take care of our health and take even baby steps towards a better life. 


The image shows the basic and simple health tips. Eating healthy, sleeping well, drinking required water, being active and loving our body are quite important to be healthy. 

It is difficult to follow all the above in busy schedule. So, I have introduced 3 habits into my routine keeping these tips in mind.

1. Green Tea 
Green Tea is more than a normal tea. It provides anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic effects. It is loaded with anti-oxidants and nutrients. I am trying to have green tea at least once in a day. I aim to increase the intake to 2 to 3 times if possible. But, I cannot have green tea on an empty stomach. Even as per Japanese, having even warm water after meals is good for digestion. So, I started taking green tea after lunch as of now. This is a simple habit to start, right? Doesn't take much effort. 
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2. Being active for 20 mins a day
Even though doctors recommend more exercise time per day, I feel, it is good to set a small goal of being active for 20 mins a day. Be it as simple as brisk walking/jogging/ treadmill etc., I sometimes, walk in the afternoon at home while reading a book when I cannot go out due to weather or some other work. 


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3. Eating healthy
We all know that we should eat healthily. But, to keep this in our mind daily, I suggest setting a goal to eat one healthy item per day. It is not tough to eat leafy vegetables twice a week, chicken/ dal for protein twice a week, An egg thrice a week, A glass of milk daily and any fruit once a day. So, just watch your diet and try to include one healthy food every day. Simple, right?


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So, what do you say? Are these simple baby steps good to plan for a better health?
Do let me know in comments.

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This article is written as part of SuperBloggingChallenge2018 conducted by Healthwealthbridge.com, Fashionablefoodz.com, and Allaboutthewoman.com and should not be repurposed, republished or used otherwise. SuperBloggerChallenge2018 is not responsible for any kind of infringement caused. 

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17 February, 2018

Corridors of Time by Vinay Krishnan - Cover Reveal

~ Cover Reveal ~
Corridors of Time by Vinay Krishnan



Blurb:

Corridors of Time tracks the story of a sensitive young man who grows from carefree childhood to eventful manhood - one who stumbles before learning to stride through those dark and dense passages.

Set in Bangalore - a city of paradoxes. of gardens and garbage heaps. of technology and traffic snarls. of friendly people and failing infrastructure. when bungalows had gardens and pavements were meant for pedestrians. this is a narrative of the human spirit.

Rohan, an idealistic young sports lover experiences rejection, dark dejection and isolation and hurtles down the path to self destruction.

Shyla, attractive and successful is everything his heart yearns for and his body desires, except, she is married!

Chandrika, simple and devoted fails to understand the man she loves.

The shuklas long for justice denied by the system.

And khalid fears nothing and no one ...anymore.







About the Author:



Vinay Krishnan describes himself as a ‘complete Bangalorean’. A student of Clarence High School, he graduated in Humanities from St Joseph’s College. Earning a diploma in Business Administration, he began his career at Usha International Ltd and rose to a position of Senior Sales manager. Vinay has now set up a construction firm of his own. He also writes and devotes his time to an NGO assisting people with disability. The city of his dreams, Bangalore, where he stays with his wife and daughter, continues to inspire and exasperate him. He can be reached at – vinaykrshnn@yahoo.com.







Praises for the Book:



The book is simple in style and content, for often it is this simplicity that bewilders and rouses

Interest.

~ Shri S . Rajendra Babu, Former Chief Justice of India



The book has excellent literary craftsmanship, passion humour and adventure. Highly recommended.

~ Mr. Namboodiri, former Asst. Editor, Deccan Herald



This charming book about old Bangalore is written in a racy easy-to-read style.

~ Deccan Herald, Bangalore.







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Best of Luck by Corinne Scott - [Book Review]

Best of Luck (O’briens)
by Corinne Scott

One of the jewels of Best of Luck for me was the development of the relationship between Siobhan and Crew. This is no run-of-the-mill boy-meets-girl story.
~Back Porchervations
What a great romance novel! . . . The Irish details are enchanting but when added to the romance it really added a nice twist.
~Books a Plenty Book Reviews

Best of Luck (O’briens) 
Romantic Suspense
2nd in Series
Camel Press (February 14, 2018)
Paperback: 248 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1603813839
E-Book ASIN: B077JJD7PQ

Crew Costa isn’t Irish, but for a kid from the school of hard knocks, he’s had the luck of the Irish with his chain of faux-Irish pubs, O’Shaughnessy’s Shenanigans. Number 13 is set to open in time for St. Patrick’s Day. The Bronx is already the site of several authentic Irish pubs, including The Lion O’Brien. Started by Liam O’Brien, the pub is now managed by his youngest daughter Siobhan, but only after her four older brothers refused the job. Now Siobhan has to prove she is worthy.
Siobhan falls for Crew, literally, after they collide while he is moving into her apartment building. Their attraction is immediate and powerful, but they are rivals. Siobhan is counting on the Lion winning the St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl, which Crew has entered as well. The lead-up to the event involves “pranking” your competition, and the older pubs band together against the gaudy newcomer, with its McNaughty the Leprechaun and other cultural stereotypes. For Crew and Siobhan, the pranking quickly gets personal and expensive.
Siobhan and Crew can’t resist the electricity between them, but can Siobhan trust this streetwise charmer? Can Crew trust this daddy’s girl whose overriding passion is her pub? And will the rage brewing among the other pub owners put their lives in danger?
My Review:

This is a romantic story of a handsome man and a beautiful no-nonsense woman. Siobhan is recently promoted as the Irish pub manager that their family owns. She wants to prove herself as a good manager and thinks entering the pub crawl is her best opportunity. She hates the new Pub opening in town O’Shaughnessy’s Shenanigans, which is not a genuine Irish pub as per her opinion. But, at last, she falls in love with Crew, the owner of the new pub. 


Due to the serious pranking between the pubs in the competition, things go out of control and these become a hurdle in the love life of Siobhan and Crew.

I loved the characters of -

Siobhan - A brave, intelligent and beautiful woman
Crew - handsome, die-hard romantic and smart
Eion - Protective of her sister and a logical investigator
Viv - Understanding wife of Eion and a good friend of Siobhan
Tansy - bubbly bartender and an ambitious lawyer

I liked the narration which is casual and friendly. The plot is good even though not very thrilling or mysterious to be considered a  Romantic Suspense. The chemistry between Siobhan and Crew is good. The family of Liam and their relationship is great. 

I found it a quick romance read. I would recommend this to the readers who love Romantic stories with very good characterization. 

My Rating: 4/5

PS: I have received this book from the author through Great Escapes virtual book tours in exchange for a review and this is my honest opinion on the book. 

Corinne Scott was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Her parents were teachers, so of course, she grew up to be a teacher as well, proving that the apple does not fall too far from the tree. Corinne has a bachelor’s degree from Texas State University and a master’s from the University of North Texas. She is passionate about books, which led her to her current occupation as a librarian and author. For more information and links to social media, click here.
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Purchase Links – Amazon B&N


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16 February, 2018

#ThankfulThursday - Week 7




This week has been wonderful as I took a lot of rest and relaxed a bit. I have reduced my time on blogging and social media so you might see fewer posts in future. Even this post would be a quick gratitude list for this week.

1. Some dance classes have been canceled and so, I had more time to relax this week. I am grateful for getting up late a few days and to be able to read a few books.

2. I am glad I could visit a temple on a weekday on the eve of Maha Shivratri festival.

3. Enjoyed preparing Valentine's day cards with my kiddo for his school :-)

4. I am grateful to watch 2 good movies this week. A Hindi movie which is a lot of fun and the animated movie 'Cars 3' which I am watching for the third time. Cars 3 movie was not as fun as the earlier parts, but the moral at the end of the movie is very good and touching.

5. I have finished reading one thriller and I am about to finish one more thriller and a Romance in a few days. 3 books a week is the best reading week :-)

How was your week? Did you celebrate Valentine's day? Do let me know what you are grateful for.

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Thankful Thursday 07

Necessities by Boyd Taylor - [Book Review]


Necessities by Boyd Taylor (Book #4 in the Donnie Ray Cuinn series)

Book Details:



Category: Adult Fiction, 225 pages

Genre: Suspense Crime Fiction

Publisher: Katherine Brown Press

Release date: December 5, 2017

Format available for review: print & ebook (mobi, ePub, PDF or gifted Kindle copy)

Will send print books to: USA

Tour dates: Jan 3 to Feb 28, 2017

Content Rating: PG-13 + M (There is a murder and elusions to sex. Some mild cursing.)



Book Description:



Donnie Ray Cuinn returns to Austin to defend a war hero accused of murder. David Lewis lost both legs in Iraq, but he has overcome his nightmares and his disabilities by sheer willpower. He has learned to run and to box and is a successful newspaperman with a beautiful wife and son. Now the nightmares have returned and he must stand trial for murder. With twists that never seem to end, this gripping legal thriller is filled with suspense and indelibly drawn characters dealing with love and betrayal.


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My Review:


Necessities is a crime thriller. This is 4th in the series of Donnie thrillers written by Boyd Taylor. Even though this book is a part of the series, it can be read as a stand-alone book. The story is divided into 3 parts but most of the story is in the first part which ends with a murder in unknown circumstances. The remaining parts are about the investigation and trial of the case.

The first part is majorly about David Lewis who is a war hero who marries Cory, the daughter of a Newspaper business magnet Kingston Lehrer. His life changes for good after that until the point he is stuck in a murder trial. Donnie Ray defends his case as an attorney. The murder trial, investigation details, courtroom drama and the suspense element make the remaining story interesting. 

While reading part 1 itself I felt there is something wrong about the sudden marriage and the rules for the inheritance. We know the reason behind this only at the end of the book. While part 1 is slightly boring and seems prolonged, other parts pick up the pace. An even pace might have made it a better read and I felt, editing might have been better. 

Overall, it is a good read for mystery lovers and readers who love courtroom dramas. 


My Rating: 3.5/5

PS: I have received this book from iread book tours and this is my honest opinion on the book.

Watch the book trailer for Necessities (Book #4 in the Donnie Ray Cuinn Series):





Meet the Author:


BOYD TAYLOR lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and their Havanese dog Toby. Necessities is the fourth novel in the Donnie Ray Cuinn series. In a former life, Boyd was a lawyer and a corporate officer. A native of Temple, Texas, he graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in government and an LL.B. from the law school.



Boyd's first novel "Hero" was prescient in its story about fake news. His second novel, "The Antelope Play," dealt with drug trafficking in the Texas Panhandle, an unfortunately accurate forecast. The third, "The Monkey House", involved commercial development of a large green space in the center of Austin, all too familiar to Austin residents. Whether his upcoming novel "Necessities" predicts future events with the accuracy of the earlier books remains to be seen.



Connect with the Author: Website ~ Facebook



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A Falling Friend and A Forsaken Friend - Double Cover Reveal

A FALLING FRIEND

There are two sides to every friendship.

After spending her twenties sailing the globe, making love on fine white sand, and thinking only of today, Teri Meyer returns to Yorkshire – and back into the life of childhood friend Lee. Plus, there’s the new job, new man – or three – and the guaranteed lump sum of a bursary for her academic research piece on the way. Life is first-rate.  

 What could possibly go wrong?

Going out on a limb to get best friend Teri a job at the same university seemed like a great idea. But it doesn’t take long for Lee Harper to notice a pattern. Teri seems to attract trouble, or maybe she creates it, and Lee can see exactly where things are spiralling – downwards. But Teri’s not the sort to heed a warning, so Lee has no choice but to stand by and watch.

And besides, she has her own life to straighten out.

For fans of BRIDGET JONES, this ‘witty’ chick lit has been described as a ‘rollicking good read’ and is the first in the FRIENDS trilogy following the lives of two thirty-something women, who, despite their close friendship, don’t always see eye-to-eye.


A FORSAKEN FRIEND

No-one said friendship was easy. 

Things can’t get much worse for Teri Meyer. If losing her job at the university and the regular allowance from her dad’s factory isn’t bad enough, now her ex-best friend has gone and stolen her ex-husband! Well, to hell with them all. A few weeks in the countryside at her brother’s smallholding should do the trick – and the gorgeous and god-like neighbour might help.

But then there’s Declan, not to mention Duck’s Arse back in Yorkshire...

It’s not as if Lee Harper set out to fall in love with her best friend’s ex-husband. But, for once, her love life is looking up – except for all the elephants in the room, not to mention Mammy’s opinion on her dating a twice-divorced man. Perhaps things aren’t as rosy as she first thought. And now with one family crisis after another, Lee’s juggling more roles – and emotions – than she ever imagined.

Maybe sharing her life with a man wasn’t such a grand idea. 
The FRIENDS trilogy continues in this heartwarming and hilarious hoot as two best friends navigate men, careers, family and rock bottom in this brilliant sequel to A FALLING FRIEND.


About the Authors

Sue Featherstone and Susan Pape are both former newspaper journalists with extensive experience of working for national and regional papers and magazines, and in public relations.

More recently they have worked in higher education, teaching journalism – Sue at Sheffield Hallam and Susan at Leeds Trinity University.

The pair, who have been friends for 25 years, wrote two successful journalism text books together – Newspaper Journalism: A Practical Introduction and Feature Writing: A Practical Introduction (both published by Sage).

Their debut novel, A Falling Friend, published by Lakewater Press, has been followed by a second book, A Failing Friend, in their Friends trilogy.

Sue, who is married with two grown-up daughters, loves reading, writing and Nordic walking in the beautiful countryside near her Yorkshire home.

Susan is married and lives in a village near Leeds, and, when not writing, loves walking and cycling in the Yorkshire Dales. She is also a member of a local ukulele orchestra.

They blog about books at https://bookloversbooklist.com/
You can find both Sue and Susan on Twitter: @SueF_Writer and @wordfocus

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15 February, 2018

Into the water by Paula Hawkins - [Book Review]

Book Details:

Title: Into the Water
Author: Paula Hawkins
Genre: Thriller, suspense
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Length of the book: 394 pages
Source: Picked from our local library


Blurb:
A single mother turns up dead at the bottom of the river that runs through town. Earlier in the summer, a vulnerable teenage girl met the same fate. They are not the first women lost to these dark waters, but their deaths disturb the river and its history, dredging up secrets long submerged. 

Left behind is a lonely fifteen-year-old girl. Parentless and friendless, she now finds herself in the care of her mother's sister, a fearful stranger who has been dragged back to the place she deliberately ran from—a place to which she vowed she'd never return.

With the same propulsive writing and acute understanding of human instincts that captivated millions of readers around the world in her explosive debut thriller, The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins delivers an urgent, twisting, deeply satisfying read that hinges on the deceptiveness of emotion and memory, as well as the devastating ways that the past can reach a long arm into the present.

Beware a calm surface—you never know what lies beneath.

My Initial Thoughts: 

It is very difficult for me to finish my library books as my committed book reviews take precedence over them. I read this book for almost 2 months on and Off whenever I got time. This is a national bestseller already so there was no doubt that I would like it before even I started reading it.

My Review:

A gist: 

Many people lose their lives during a course of time in the river which is the heart of a small town in England. No one knows if they took their lives themselves or those were murders. When the Police start investigating about a recent death of a single woman and mother, many facts come up slowly. 

The story is narrated in the perspective of multiple people like the daughter of Nel (the woman who died), sister of Nel, the investigators Sean and Erin, School headmistress Helen, School teacher Mark, the mom of another victim(Katie) and Katie's brother Josh. Many facts get revealed gradually. The suspense element is maintained till the last page. 

What I liked? 
The characterization and the suspense element. The narration is gripping and I would have finished it in one go if I had some free time. Since I picked up a print copy with large font, it made it easier to read fast. It is interesting to know the different layers of characters and their feelings from their perspectives.

What didn't feel good?
Since the story is told in multiple people's perspectives, it is a bit confusing to follow. I felt the story is prolonged to some extent and felt a few scenes were unnecessary. The pace of the book is not even, It was too slow in the beginning and there is too much action by the end. 


My Rating: 4/5

Ps: I have taken this book from our local library and this is my honest opinion on the book.

Purchase link: Amazon

About the Author:
Paula Hawkins worked as a journalist for fifteen years before turning her hand to fiction.

Born and brought up in Zimbabwe, Paula moved to London in 1989 and has lived there ever since. Her first thriller, The Girl on the Train, has been published in over forty languages, has been a No.1 bestseller around the world and is now a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt. Into the Water is her second thriller
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