“A taut debut by a promising writer” – One Right Word


The latest review of Brutal has come up on the blog One Right Word. Here are a few words from the review: “[Brutal] is a taut thriller, full of action and a compelling contemporary storyline. The plot is well executed and has a sound structure. It must not have been easy dealing with a crime action paced story. However, the descriptions are very graphic and the narrative flows well. The writing also offers great verbal visuals whether it is about the chase or some of the gory elements that are a part of the story.”

To have a look at the complete review, click here.

“Brutal is an exemplary experience” – Hetika Sanghani

Crowd-curation is a concept where a book is selected for publication based on public reviews. Brutal is India’s first book published through such a process. All this happened on BloodyGoodBook.com, which cultivates an excellent ecosystem of authors and readers.

I had submitted my manuscript on Bloody Good Book’s website for open review by the readers. After many months of garnering praise from the reviewers, it was selected for publication. Hetika Sanghani, a top reviewer at Bloody Good Book, was one of the very first readers to go through my chapters and vote.

After more than a year of her first look at my book (a less finished work then), she got in her hands the finished and much polished version of Brutal, a few days ago. I don’t know how she felt holding a book in her hand which she herself voted for. I am indebted to all such readers whose love and encouragement led to the publication of my book. Thank you, Hetika.

Book Fanatic

Now, let’s see what she has to say about Brutal on her blog Book Fanatic. “The reason why Brutal is an interesting read is the characters. All the characters are real and have an important role to play in the flow of the storyline. The characters of Seema and Prakash have been drafted immaculately. The way they begin the investigation at different points and how they meet midway and unravel the truth is the USP of this book. This has been drafted to perfection and leaves you stunned.”

Click here to read the complete review.

“No respite for the readers once they start reading Brutal”


Rachna Chhabria is the popular author of many childrens’ books and is also an avid blogger, diligently maintaining a blog named Rachna’s Scriptorium. It was a pleasure to hear some very positive words from her about BRUTAL. In her review of my book, she writes, “At no point does the author let the pace slacken. Holding the plot firmly in his hand, the author with his crisp writing, short chapters that are easy to read, ensures that the readers are constantly sitting on the edges of their seats… I won’t be surprised if his book will soon be turned into a movie or the fact that Prakash will feature in more books.”

Read the complete review here.