Review of KANSA by Prassant Kevin

Title : Kansa

Author : Prassanth Kevin

No.of pages : 398

Price : Rs.244/-

Publishers : Inked Company

Genre : Crime Thriller

Blurb :

OVER A SPAN OF TEN YEARS, HE KILLED FORTY PREGNANT WOMEN AND THEN VANISHED WITHOUT A TRACE. AFTER FIVE YEARS OF SILENCE, HE IS BACK AGAIN, SEEKING HIS NEXT VICTIM. ONLY ONE MAN CAN STOP HIM – PROFESSOR BLACK. Maher was found unconscious in the middle of the highway and later, in the hospital, she revealed that she had escaped from a killer’s house. All the details and patterns matched the serial killer ‘Kansa,’ who had disappeared five years ago after murdering forty pregnant women. ACP Saargi Desai was assigned to the case. She appealed to her department to bring back Professor Black to help her catch the killer. The Professor, who had a haunting past that had kept him away from the world of crime and investigation for several years, was not willing to take on this case. But the ACP managed to convince him to get on board just for this one last time. Soon after agreeing to help, the Professor realized that for the first time in his life, he had met his match. As he dug deeper into the case, everything got dirtier, the stakes went higher, and nothing was what it seemed.

Review :

KANSA – The book opens up with an accident where young girl, Meher, was hit by a car. Later, when she was admitted in hospital, she speaks out that she had been kidnapped and was tortured. Also she continues that her child was killed by the same kidnapper. Her identities about the killer matches with the serial killer KANSA who has been hiding from the eyes of police department for more than 20 years. The case was then assigned to ACP Saargi. But she realises that the police department doesn’t have the capability to handle the case and capture KANSA before the next evil takes place. So, Saargi seeks the help of Professor Black who has already opted out of helping the police department. But Saargi convinces him and gets him back on the case. With the evidences provided by Meher, they both find the place where Meher was tied up. Later they find that the place was an asset of Dayal Singh, whose family has been collapsed years ago with just Dayal’s son, Arjun remaining. They both suspect Arjun and further investigates the case and unveils some hard truth which becomes an immediate page turner. Further the story moves on revealing whether Arjun is the real Kansa? Who has been behind him? And what is the reason behind numerous murders of Kansa?

KANSA – A fast paced crime thriller with unexpected twists and turns. The author has succeeded in maintaining the suspense of the book till the end and that’s where the success of a thriller book lies. It keeps the readers at the edge of the seat throughout the read. The cover of the book could have been more relatable to the theme of the book. But the title and blurb gives an insight of what’s hidden deep inside the book. The characters were very well portrayed with a deep background of every characters which makes them more relatable. The book doesn’t have any loopholes anywhere and that helps to maintain coherence throughout the read. The book not only deals with crime and mystery but also with love, loyalty, science, trust, hate etc. The words were simple and the language is easy to grasp which makes it an overnight read. There were some editing and punctuation errors which could have been avoided.

Verdict :

This is one of the best books every thriller lover will love to read. 

My experience through out the book :

I enjoyed reading the whole book and the wait to unveil the suspense made me resteless. Still the hangover of KANSA hasn’t left my mind. Waiting for the further parts of trilogy.

Ratings :

Cover : 3.5 / 5

Title : 4.5 / 5

Blurb : 4 / 5

Plot : 4.5 / 5

Characterisation : 4.5 / 5

Editing and presentation : 3 / 5

Overall rating : 4.5 / 5

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Thanks for reading…


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