“Who killed Tollywood heart-throb Hiya Sen?
Within days of her fairy-tale wedding with Manav Chauhan, the dashing young entrepreneur, Hiya Sen, the reigning queen of Tollywood, is brutally raped and murdered by three men. As ACP Agni Mitra investigates into the high-profile murder, he meets Neha Awasthi, with whom Manav broke his engagement to marry Hiya, Neha’s father Deepak Awasthi, who was eyeing business benefits through the alliance, Mayank Kapoor, an alcoholic model, and Rituja Bose, the diva who had reigned over Tollywood over the past decade. When two more murders connected with the case make headlines, it’s time for Agni to find answers to perplexing questions and unveil shocking truths.
The Colours of Passion breezes through Kolkata’s glamorous world of industrialists, movie stars, models and fashion designers laced with drug addiction and illicit liaisons, with a heart-wrenching tragedy at its core.
‘The sane are madder than we think, the mad saner… darkness can engulf anyone at any moment …’
Just as the blurb says the revolves around the murder of star icon Hiya Sen; through that incident, the author unveils the darkness of the blinding limelight and the glamorous world. The case, solving its mystery and further events revolving around their background is what it presents. Revealing anything further about the plot will only disturb the quality of reading it.
It was indeed a page-turner in all aspects, from the blurb, the book cover… you can’t help but grab it and read it till the end. The subplots, the setups, the characters will easily seep into you as you read through. The best part is that I failed in predicting the culprit and turn of events and I guess most will too, as the author succeeded in maintaining the suspense intact and it is not just that, the intriguing characters with the eccentricity it carries will make you yearn to know more about them. The writing style and presentation is what that outshines everything else in the book, it holds a soothing beauty to entice a reader.
The Colours of Passion is my second book from Sourabh Mukherjee and he was able to give the reader in me a greater delight. This is my personal recommendation to my readers and I will rate it 4.5/5 🙂
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