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Book Review: Silence of New Market by Debo

I love being with crime thrillers, especially the noir and slow burns. Thinking the same I picked up this novel, but inside I found a different proposition. The novel falls under the purview of crime thriller genre but it focuses on characters than on other aspects. The story is about a place called New Market, it has some history and heritage, when it is taken for other commercial re-instatement, it becomes the bone of contention and hot place for criminals.

The novel sounds riveting because of its backdrop and timeline of 70s. The story is told through the eyes of Vikram, he was into the police department that time. I think that time Naxalism was coming up fervently in much part of India. His wife’s brother was involved in it, due to that his personal live was in shambles.

The novel is first in the liberation trilogy. So, this focuses on despondence. The theme of hopelessness is extended right up to the end of the novel. The police was unable to find the killers or people involved into drug trading. However, Vikram gets the hunch of culprits in his subconscious and sometimes in his dreams. It is not a plot-oriented novel but it sets a classic example of noir. Psychologically, the novel fulfills its promise; I think the depth of the book is only for discerning readers, not for everyone. The story ends unexpectedly without the culprits being caught. But that is ok, as long as reading experience is fine. I found the novel sifted thoroughly, it declutters the ordinariness. No more spoilers, on a personal note, I enjoyed the book and now longing to read its next part.  Narration was superb – it gives a kind of cinematic experience. Debo is a promising author.

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