Book Review: Tied to Deceit by Neena H. Brar

Tied to Deceit is a mystery novel written by Neena H. Brar.

A young woman, who goes by the name Devika, works in administration in a hospital in a small Indian city. She is an attractive and cunning woman, who is unpopular in her workplace and also in her hometown. And she had an affair with the chief of the hospital dr. Bhardway. One day she is found murdered in her own apartment.

In the story, we follow detective Sharma and his assistant who investigate the numerous suspects for Devika’s murder. Because of Devika’s vicious character, it seems that everyone who met her, had a motive to kill her.

The story was, in my opinion, very slow paced. Usually, when I read mystery novels, I am nervous through all of the book because I’m excited to find out who had done it. It this case, I was not that excited and tense because it’s obvious from the first pages who is the culprit.

What I like about this book, is that includes Indian culture. I do think that we need more diversity in book industry. The author presented clashes between the modern and traditional society very nicely. But she still managed to portray the traditional values in a positive light, which I liked very much.

The characters are very well developed. You really have a feeling like you know them as a real person.

I did however missed that thrilling sensation when you read a mystery and crime novel. I needed quite some time to finish this book. Overall, I think it’s a good read.


Rating: 4 / 5


Author: Neena H. Brar
Length: 328 pages


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