Book Name- 03:02
Author- Mainak Dhar
Publisher- Westland Publications
BLURB- At 03:02 on a Sunday morning, the world as we knew it came to an end.
Mumbai suddenly went black — no electricity, no phones, no internet and no working cars. It was as if someone had turned off the master switch of our civilization, turning us back hundreds of years overnight. We learned that it was not just Mumbai, but much of the world that had been impacted.
We also learned that it was no accident. A deadly enemy was behind it. An enemy that was now in our midst, seeking to conquer us and destroy our way of life.
This is how our war for freedom began. A war that was to be waged not on the borders or by the Army, but in our homes and streets, with us as the soldiers.
This is our story.
REVIEW- 03:02 is thriller fiction written by Mainak Dhar where author serves us intriguing plot with amazing storytelling skills. This book is one of the brilliant thriller i have read by an Indian Author.
Book Title and Cover- Book Title is interesting and creates curiosity about it. Cover is alluring and appropriate. Blurb is interesting and attracts readers to pick up the book. Overall First Impression of this book demands attention of readers.
Language and Narration- Language used by Mr. Dhar is simple yet attractive. Narrating style is commendable and author ends each chapter at such point that readers are forced to turn page after page. Although Language and Narrating style is decent, story is slow paced in first half. In second half, story picks up the pace.
Theme- Theme of this book is strictly thriller. I liked the way author directly came to the main point without wasting time in unnecessary descriptions.
Characterization- Mr. Dhar skillfully writes about his characters and readers can feel the emotion of characters and story through his words. Each character is justified properly.
Storyline and Plot- Plot is unique with detailed description of each and every situation which glue readers with the story. As said earlier, story is slow paced until first half which can turn off readers. After second half story picks the pace and readers enjoy every page filled with mystery, suspense and excitement to reveal the truth.
Book Title and Cover- 4/5
Language and Narration- 3/5
Storyline and Plot- 3.5/5
Final Rating- 3.5/5
Overall 03:02 is thriller fiction which is perfect blend of Mystery, Suspense and amazing story telling skills which i am sure will entertain readers. I would recommend this book to readers who read Thriller Fiction.
** I received a review copy of the book from Writersmelon in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. **