|The Krishna Key|
Written by Ashwin Sanghi
Published by Westland Ltd in 2012
Genre : Thriller
Summary: Five thousand years ago, there came to earth a magical being called Krishna, who brought about innumerable miracles for the good of mankind. Humanity despaired of its fate if the Blue God were to die but was reassured that he would return in a fresh avatar when needed in the eventual Dark Age – The Kalyug. In modern times, a poor little rich boy grows up believing that he is that final avatar. Only he is a serial killer.
My review: The Krishna Key is definitely a good thriller book with suspense from the word go. The plot starts with a gruesome murder of a Historian and a History Professor being wrongly framed for the murder. The murderer kills people in the name of God with the instructions coming from ‘Mataji’. Mataji being a lady who has trained the murderer with all the aspects of history relating to God, the skills needing for killing someone with ease without leaving any clues. The accused History professor and his Doctoral student sets out to prove his innocence and in the process they find out spate of murders happening around them as the mystery keeps unfolding.
The thing which I liked the most is the way the story is narrated. With the start of every chapter a small brief is given about the Krishna and the Mahabharata which extremely helps in connecting with the story. Extensive research and proper narration is the highlight of the book along with awesome story-line Each and every character in the plot has been written keeping in mind the main story-line and it definitely leaves an impact on the reader. The story-line has proper twists and turns keeping the reader engrossed into the book with apt photographs for better understanding.
The book is a definitive read for some spine chilling thriller or for those looking into mythology coupled with history. And I must say a person who has no knowledge about Mahabharata can gain much needed information about the turn of events leading to Mahabharata.
The book with over 450 pages should be read in a go without any breaks for clear understanding of the plot. A list of all the references & acknowledgements made have been given at the end of the book. But a few glimpses of a poor proof reading have been noticed in few places. Names of characters have been mixed a good couple of times which could have easily been avoided. Somehow I feel the story has been dragged a bit too far in the end but nonetheless the research and the whopper of a plot makes up for it!
My Rating: 3.5/5 Highly recommended for those having interest in Thriller.