Bookish Witch

Everything But A Murderer by Sandeep Sharma

Blurb (as on Amazon):

She is cunning, she is a liar, she is emotionless, she is Everything but a Murderer.

Sandhya – a successful blogger, never loved Rakesh – a businessman, but now she is his wife. The couple moves to a new neighborhood at the far end of the city and that’s when things go out of hand as everybody is having a past and revenge is the only thing they seek.

One single photo becomes the reason for the death of Rakesh and Sandhya becomes the prime suspect of it but she is not the Murderer.

Sandhya is having a story to tell, a story of lies, an ugly past, broken relationships, and a deadly plan.


Pages: 80

Format: Kindle eBook

Genre: Fiction/Short Story/Crime Thriller

Price: 99 INR/$2.99

My rating: 3.7/5

Sandhya is a successful blogger. In the eyes of the world, she is also happily married to her successful businessman husband, Rakesh. That is until her husband is found dead in their luxurious villa and she becomes the prime suspect in the murder. Is she a cunning liar as those close to her say she is and is she really capable of murder?

What I liked about the book:

  • The characters fit well into the story and it keeps you wondering till the end. There isn’t a typical good or bad person. Everyone here has their own flaws and that makes the story more gripping.
  • The story starts off in a promising manner which gets you hooked right away.
  • The to and fro between the past and the present keeps the curiosity intact.
  • Some elements about the character’s past are left to the readers’ imagination. This makes us keep thinking about the choices and actions of the characters even after we finish reading the book.

What I did not like about the book:

  • The narration felt a little flat at places.
  • The language is simple and lucid but there are some grammatical errors that wouldn’t miss the eyes of avid readers.

Quotable quotes:

  • Whenever you feel clueless about the things that are happening around you, take a back seat of the vehicle called life, enjoy the ride and let it go wherever it leads you.
  • No one deserves the whole truth. The whole truth is just for us. It is us who have to decide to who what we will say or tell.
  • Why do parents remain so lenient with stubborn children? They just can’t do anything they want. There should always be a line that should not be crossed.
  • The uncertainty that stands outside the gates of the college is the greatest fear of every student, irrespective of whether they’re the hunk or hero of the college.
  • The world is full of secrets. Each and every one of us has a secret that, if it gets shared with someone in particular, can ruin everything for you or for the person with whom the secret got shared.
  • When you feel confused about choosing one of the paths from the given options and you feel scared to choose the wrong one, just close your eyes and think of the end result of the path you are about to choose. Then imagine your life after choosing the path. Will you be able to survive? If the answer is yes, go for it. If the answer is no, choose the other path. But if you’re still confused, flip a coin and decide according to the result of the flip.

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