Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Mystery Book Review : A Silent Takeover by Sarvananda Chandrashekaraiah

Media can go deep with the facts and find the truth of a superstar, the book ‘A Silent Takeover’ by Sarvananda Chandrashekaraiah tells us how it can be done and with what dedication the media person actually struggles for the story. Let us look in detail at the book review of the book.
 
Book Cover: The book cover has the title written in capitals plus it is simple with a girl wandering in woods to find something and spots a creature flying. This gives us a hint of ghost and psychic angle in the story.
 
Book Title: The title ‘A Silent Takeover’ makes the reader think in two – three perspectives with respect to the plot. The takeover of status quo, the partner or life on whole. A Silent Takeover title stands so true and will make it a complete effect till the end of the book.
 

 

Effective Story Line:
A famous movie actor Raaj Kumar lashes out at the media on his 50th birthday and with repetitive questions on his single status make him agitated and leave his own birthday party. The disappointment is so huge that he takes a vacation break and settles himself in his town resort. 
 
But the media is sure to follow a superstar wherever he goes. Suhasini of Muthodlur Blitz is assigned the job to take his interview after the incident. Suhasini who meets him in the resort with her contacts then plans to reveal the mystery of Raaj Kumar ex-girlfriends’ death and mental state. The road to mystery is filled with hiccups and the events turn out dark and murkier with time. 
 
Will Mystery be Unraveled:
 
·      Suhasini, a young girl is on the verge of promotion with this interview task, will she show guts to dig into each of ex-girlfriend history?
 
·      On disclosing the secret will Suhasini be able to find her own love or does the faith in love vanish?
 
·      Can Raaj Kumar digest the truth of his ex-girlfriends and can he move forward in the film industry with it?
 
·      Will the Muthodlur Blitz risk their media place by uncovering the reality of the most loved superstar?
 
·      Can Vashishta, son of senior manager & Inspector Ramchandra help Suhasini to solve the mystery of the girl's death or will they leave Suhasini in this pool of doubts.
 
These all pointers will keep you hooked to the book till the last chapter.
 
 
Key points of the book:
 
·      Chapters are divided very skillfully and each chapter heading will keep the readers gripped.
·      Small length of the chapter made it easy to read and reconcile the story plus the twist at each end of chapter will make you get addicted to the next one.
·      Characterization is done in a clear manner, the shades of each are carried forward in a way that takes the plot in a constructive tone.
·      Mystery gets deeper with each passing chapter and by the middle of the book I thought I knew who the culprit was but I was stunned that I was completely wrong, and that kept me attached to the book.
·      Author has done a competently good job with the plot and has covered various angles in the plot.
·      The yogic plot, life of reporter, the police-officer role is all well described and merge with the story making the story shine above the characters.
 
Totally Silent Pointers:
The life of superstar and his reason for break ups should have been more emphasised to connect more with the characters.

About the Author:
Sarvananda Chandrashekaraiah is an author who likes to narrate the stories the way he likes to hear them. Right from his childhood, a sense of fascination and curiosity made him explore various dimensions in history, yogic skills and spirituality. He liked to listen to enthralling stories from his elders and various other people, these sessions laid a foundation of creativity in him and further led him to write this novel.
 
Book Details:
Book Name: A Silent Takeover 
Author: Sarvananda Chandrashekaraiah
Publisher: Notion Press
Genre: Mystery
No: of Pages: 296 (Paperback)
Availability: Online & Book Stores
Amazon: Book Link of A Silent Takeover
 


Thunderous Final Word for ‘A Silent Takeover’: 
Pure mystery lovers will definitely love this gripping book that will keep you on edge with the startling story line and the pleasing characters will make a reader think for them in every aspect. A glimpse of the way media and film industry work is also part of the book and will even take you to think beyond death. You will not know how silently the book takes over the first priority in your reading list. This is a book that holds suspense till the last line of the story. 4.5/5

@Sonal Mathur


33 comments:

  1. wow..this book looks awesome. I am a big fan of mystery. And the story plot sounds very gripping. The author "narrate the stories the way he likes to hear them" I really liked this honesty.

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    1. Yes I too like that point, narrating stories the way you like. It is important to think as a reader perspective too.

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  2. Adding the book to wishlist.
    The epilogue is quite interesting

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  3. Thank you for your kind words

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  4. I like when stories superceded the characters. That's how it should be. I also like plot based stories where there is a level of suspense in it.

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    1. Then you will surely like it Cindy, it is awesome read.

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  5. I really love thriller and mystery stories and loved the plot and storyline. Will sure check this and get for myself

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  6. This looks like a movie story. Though I m not a big fan of mystery genra but this one is looking really promising. Will check out this dear. Thanks for sharing review.

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    1. Rightly said, it can be converted into movie, many twists and angles

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  7. The single Superstar sounds like Salman Khan :) I have to read the book to find out if he is. Your well written and informative review is the bait that is pulling me towards reading this intriguing tale.

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    1. Even I thought the story line is going on Salman Khan , but let me disappoint you its not about Salman Khan..haha

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  8. Will love to read this one based on your recommendation buddy. you truly have got me hooked to this mystery

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  9. I also love to read and watch mystery stuff. The book cover is really interesting and the story line up is also Catchy. I will go for it.

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    1. You will find it on Amazon, get it from there.

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  10. The plot of the story reminds me of the current Bollywood scenario actually. But this book seems to be a quick and easy read and loved the detailed review you shared

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    1. Yes it is and it will keep you hooked as movies do.

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  11. The storyline sounds so interesting. I am a big fan of mystery stories. I shall definitely get this one. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  12. I am a mystery story lover.. the cover page of the book is looking so tempting. I will read this book.

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  13. I am a big fan of mystery stories, the suspense & mystery keeps me hooked to the book. I am definitely getting this one, loved the storyline & the cover is quite interesting.

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  14. Manisha - The mystery questions really intrigued me and I so feel to read the book. I will check it out for sure.

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  15. I like books that have good characters chalked out. Glamour, thrill and dark secrets, this story promises to keep the reader engaged with its twists and turns!

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  16. Mystery stories are my favorite so will definitely read this one. And you have shared the review so well.

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  17. Mystery books are one of my favorites, even today. Esp those that have shorter chapters and can be wrapped up in 2-3days :) This sure looks like one I wannna read next

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  18. This does sound an interesting read! Adding it to my TBR list!

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  19. You reviewed the book so skillfully without any spoilers.This sounds like an intriguing read

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    1. Thanks Amrita, that is a job of a book reviewer to share details without letting the cat out of the bag.

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  20. Sounds like an interesting read. I'd really like interesting blurbs that make me want to read the book.

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  21. I enjoy reading mystery novels and this one sounds interesting.Thanks for the detailed review.

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  22. Big big big fan of mysteries. Need to read this for sure

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  23. Seems like an interesting read. I'm into thrillers these days and so, I'm inclined to pick this up. Great review format too.

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