The Investigator Series Arya- A New Beginning is a crime thriller written by Arvind Narsimha. In this book the author has used his art of writing magnificently. The way the characters are picturised and woven can leave you spell bound. I am happy to announce that this is the 100th book that I have read and my record to complete 100 books in a year is completed within 7 months. It feels amazing and I am greatful to the author as it was an interesting read. Lets know more about it together :
Cover- The cover of will surely grab your attention and would give a perfect hint that it is story that surely invovles a cop or a detective in it.
Title- This book has a title and a sub title. The title surely says that it is some series which will continue hence its ‘The Investigator Series’ whereas the sub title ‘ Arya- A New Beginning’ tells us that the character involved is surely Arya in it.
Plot- The author has done a tremendous job in the plot construction. The plot has a sub plot where in the middle it gets merged wit the main plot. From the start the sub plot takes over where Abinaya’s life story is being delineated, her struggles and the twists in her life which soons starts with the main plot where Arya’s entry takes place who is a cop and has a dark past which we are told in the middle of the story, that too a touch of it. This clearly shows that there is more to it and we will know about in the next book. When NRI Lenish is murdered both these plots come together to give us a proper lead.
Theme- The story of illicit relationships can be focussed on for now. Abinaya is an ambitious lady who falls for Srinivasan, her friend and later on she gets linked to Lenish but in all this she has a dreadful story which may affect the readers. But these things can never justify her actions. Her actions take away the lives of her husband, Natraj, her friend, Srinivasan, her boss, Avinash and Lanish.
The secret bond of Shivani and Arya is shown where they seem to like each other but their love has not been revealed , maybe that is stored for the next book.
The broken relationships is been strongly elucidated. Abinaya and Natraj’s strained relationship makes us pitty her. She is treated like badly and molested all the time. This results in her closeness to Srinivasan.
Srinivasan’s personal life is strained because his wife Hasini ask him get checked as they are not able to have a baby. The male ego comes between and he seeks refuge in Abinaya which results in their illicit relationship.
Shivani’s broken relationship is seen where she lives as a single mother and keeps herself indulged in her work. She has all the hatred for the male sex but when Arya enters her life, her mind goes a change which is not ready to accept.
Characterisation- The author has beautifully delineated his characters. I would add that he has cleverly manipulated his characters according to the story. There were many characters but all has their roles to play and my special favourites were Arya and SHivani. Coming to the negative ones, I felt Natraj was villainous, Avinash was selfish, Lanish was womaniser but Hasini can’t be called as a villain as her actions are according to the situation and Abinaya too comes in that category. But Srinivasan was a complicated character and it was hard to make any conclusions about him. He was a round character. There were other characters who helped these people in the plot progress.
Style- The style of the author is simple, lucid and clear. There were no jargons or poetic structures. The narrative was third person followed by impersonal descriptions. The adding of mystery, suspense sounded flavourous. There were no editing errors just a minute ones which can be easily ignored. I would like to Salute the author for writing this fantabulous novel.
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About the Author
This is the debut novel for the author, Arvind Narsima Mourty. The author lives in the beautiful Pondicherry along with his wife and daughter. He left a lucrative jon to pursue a dream and a quest to become a celebrated writer. His area of interests lay largely in adventures and mysteries. An avid reader and a prolific writer, he has won many prizes and kudos for the creative writing. He has written many dramas, stories and poems that were performed during the memorable years of school and college. ew of his favourite writers include Robert Ludlum, Clive Cussler, John Grisham, Tom Clancy, Chetan Bhagat, Ashwin Sanghi, and Amish Tripathi. Other than reading and writing,he loves to cook and extensively travel. The Investigator Series is the outcome of his interest in mystery and detective stories. “Arya – A New Beginning” is the first part of the investigator series. The other parts will follow soon.