Saturday, 14 October 2017

The Aravan Head by Arvind Narsima – Book Review

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The book is provided by Arudhaa Club in exchange for a genuine review.

Book Name: The Aravan Head

Author: Arvind Narsima

Publisher: Inspire India Publishers


A politically driven criminal syndicate tries to steal a valuable ancient artifact, The Aravan Head, from a very old temple of the transgenders in Hijravan. Police officer Arya foils the well planned attempt. The incident unfolds a deadly secret that connects to a series of mind-boggling crimes which points to an unlikely person of tremendous authority in the political & business circles of Mumbai. With his friends kidnapped, his own people involved with the criminals and himself facing departmental enquiry, Arya is strangulated from all sides. Meanwhile in Delhi, 4 college girls, fed-up with the canteen food, hire a cook. While they expect an old, typically professional person, they are in for a great surprise that leaves them sweetly shocked. But the surprise is short lived after a beautiful transgender arrives at their bungalow revealing secrets that baffle them. Unfortunately the lives of the 4 girls become a nightmare along with that of the transgender. Did Arya arrest the main perpetrator behind all the crimes? What dangers did the Transgender bring to the girls? Did they survive the deadly situation they were pushed into? What price did Arya pay to win?


There was a time when I would read only love stories. And today, I am intrigued with crime thrillers. Mystery, suspense bring in the adrenaline rush and try my best to finish reading such books in a day or two. However, this particular book took a long time. Reason – deadlines at work and my mini vacation. I feel very happy to post my review.

The story revolves around Arya, the inspector and his quest on finding the person who attempted the theft of the Aravan Head. I had never heard about the Aravan Head so the first thing I did was a little bit of research about it. 

The story has been narrated in different manner. One moment it talks about the happenings in one city while the next about some other. It was a bit confusing to me at first but then I got used to the kind of narration. The story has been well plotted. The author reveals the story bit after bit and so the mystery. The story keeps you hooked on to this book. The characters are plotted well.

The Aravan Head is one such book which you would want to finish in one sitting.

I rate:
Cover: 3/5
Characters: 4/5
Story: 4/5

My overall rating for The Aravan Head is 4/5 stars.

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