Thursday, April 19, 2012

Review: The Reluctant Detective

Yes I am guilty of not putting up reviews at the same speed as I read books. So there were a couple of books which I read and did not end up reviewing, two of them happen to be of good friends’, hence more so the review worry! How to write a review without sounding biased. But the blog was started with the intent of sharing genuine reviews and that is what will be maintained!

I read Kiran’s (good friend no.1) debut novel The Reluctant Detective last month and honestly all through the book I kept looking or waiting to catch her on something where she went wrong with the story but there was absolutely nothing I could come up with. The book was near perfect. The book kept me in splits throughout, right from the word go. Much like her blog, that’s the only minus point I’d give her book, that it is an extension of her blog. Some parts of the book had a sense of deja vu. But then there is a twist in the story, then also her blog is more personal.

The book starts off with Lady Kay aka Kanan Mehra who is the main protagonist of the book. Her curiosity keeps getting her into all kinds of incidents in the book except for when she finds herself involved in not one but two murders that take places in her vicinity. This is when her curiosity turns to her advantage and helps her find out the whys and the whats and the whos behind the murder.
Now wait if you thought this is only yet another whodunit no dear friends that this book is not. This is also the tale of every mum; yes Lady Kay is also a mum to an adorable son and a wife to a macho man! So read her hilarious exchanges with her son and her husband. The best is her exchanges with her self.  It will have you laughing right through the book.

If you have been planning to read this book or wondering whether you should pick it up I’d say go right ahead! A hilarious look at life after mommyhood. A laugh riot from start to the end. Like I had tweeted this has got to be one of those books which I wish wouldn’t end because every page made me happy, made me laugh out loud. Most importantly made me go- hey this is so me!

I have been telling and asking Kiran every time I meet her when do we get a chance to read about Lady Kay’s next escapade and she ends with you will, soon. So, eagerly look forward to the next laughathon from Kiran.


  1. Thanks for the lovely review P!

  2. interesting blog. It would be great if you can provide more details about it. Thanks you

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