ARC Review

ARC Review: Dead To Them by Smita Bhattacharya

Moira Madhwa is the typical young, beautiful and successful urban woman until the day she goes missing. Her friends start looking for her, but quickly realize nothing is as it seems. Moira had kept devastating secrets—secrets that could wreck their lives if revealed. As days roll by, one by one, skeletons tumble out of closets, and each of Moira’s friends’ looks guilty. But did one among them hate her enough to do the worst?

A nail-biting, psychological suspense thriller, Dead to Them weaves a web of deception, lies, and paranoia in the city of Mumbai, where every face hides a dark story and uncovering it can lead to disastrous consequences.

Disclaimer: I was provided with a Physical copy of the book by the Author in exchange for an honest review. However, all the thoughts, feelings and opinions expressed in this review are my own.

Dead To Them is a fast paced psychological thriller that grabs your attention – I quit enjoyed reading the different twists and turns; secrets that surprise you and an ending that quite satisfies the reader!

Moira Madhwa is unreachable for a couple of days – and though none of her friends and colleagues are not quite worried as of yet – immediately, the reader is introduced to the multitude of characters; and it slowly becomes clear that each and every one of them have a secret to hide when it comes to Moira – as we go through the speculations of different characters, it becomes a race to see if the reader can connect the dots before the author reveals the mystery.

It did take me a little while to get into the book – the beginning is where the introductions to the characters are made; and it takes time to understand the different voices – but once I got through understanding the motives; I couldn’t read this one fast enough – mostly just to see if my assumptions and theories were right (they were!).

Multiple POVs gave me a sense of being holistically involved in the mystery – I had all the information I needed to untie the knots of twists and turns that the missing character had weaved around all the participants of the game – and it, was a game of cat and mouse – that is exactly what made reading this psychological more fun!

The writing style of the author is quite simple and that made the narration quite smooth – so Dead to Them, is a book I would recommend, especially if you are looking for a fast paced read on long afternoon!

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 



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