Book Title: The Last Attractor of Chaos
Author: Abhinav Singh
Total Number of Pages: 332
Publisher: Notion Press
Publication Date: April 2018
I love reading mystery/thriller books and it feels like I am reading a lot of these books lately. But I still don’t get tired of them!
I was supposed to read the book back in June and also post the review by that time (but hello lazy and busy me!). Anyways, now that I have read the book, I can say that it was a really good book and I enjoyed my time reading it.
‘The Last Attractor of Chaos’ is a very well-written thriller that holds on to the thrilling effect till the last page. The two main characters in the book are Shruti Rathore and her husband Ashwin Rathore. There are many thrillers and murder mysteries written by Indian authors these days but spy thrillers are limited in number. If I come to think about it, I have only read one such before Abhinav Singh’s ‘The Last Attractor of Chaos’ and I wasn’t really happy about that book.
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The story starts off by Ashwin getting murdered (yeah there’s a murder right after you enter the book) but he was just a victim of the situation because the killing was planned for his wife. The plot then shifts off to Ashwin waking up in an unknown place and what seems to be a place not on earth. This is where the afterlife phase comes in. No, the story doesn’t move towards spiritual awakening or something like that, instead there’s a fantasy element to the book. In his afterlife, Ashwin comes across Tantunam Anuha (I first read it as Hakuna Matata :p). Tantunam helps him to keep an eye on his pregnant wife Shruti, to see how she is doing all alone out there. But, Ashwin is surprised when he comes across many facts that shows Shruti was hiding many secrets from her past life which he wasn’t aware of while he was married to her.
In Ashwin’s absence in the main plotline, Shruti takes the spotlight and her character comes off as a strong and powerful woman. I loved the portrayal of her character. Being pregnant and still managing to work in the military and intelligence force where there are far too many dangers, she made it through with her courage.
I really liked the writing style of the author. The plot isn’t that weaved and complicated but the writing style gave that edge to the plot which would have been otherwise pretty bland and unexciting. The story does shift from past to present but Abhinav Singh has dealt with the timelines well. It didn’t get distracting nor were the shifts too frequent.
If I talk about the narration, I would say that overall it was good but at some places it lacked the flow that the author had initially set. So, sometimes it was slow and other times it was fast. I noticed that when Shruti’s past came into the plot, the flow in the narration was wavering. But other than that, the narration worked well for me.
The ending of the book was great. I have seen that in cases of thrillers and mysteries, everything would be fine with the book then when it’s time for the climax, woof! It’s gone in a minute. But Singh made sure that the ending wasn’t rushed. Thumbs up for that!
What I think could have been better is the overall look and presentation of the book and by that I mean the cover and the blurb. The cover doesn’t do justice to the content of the book because I didn’t find it relatable to the characters to the plot in any way. So, maybe a cover which actually reflects part of the story would be good. For the blurb, I would say that it needs some more information to it. It just feels incomplete. Another thing which I think could have been better were the dialogues (not all but some specific ones). There were some dialogues which didn’t really go well with the scene and the characters. It’s like you won’t expect them to say something like that in certain situations. That’s something which I felt was almost overlooked.
‘The Last Attractor of Chaos’ is a thriller which is bound to keep the readers hooked till the end of the book.
If you are someone who enjoys thrillers, this book should be on your tbr!
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