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Book Review: The Mystic Lawfirm by Shyambala

The Mystic Lawfirm by Shyambala is nothing less than a legal thriller. Possibly, it may take you to the charm of John Grisham thriller novels. Well, this short novel is unique and innovative in its entire essence and crust. Broadly putting this novel deals with heavenly or after-life cases. There is hell police, courtroom drama, proper investigation, and Yamraj’s death-snaring sentences – it’s a fun read in the first place.

Though most of the characters in the novel are immortals, yet the storyline is staged against Mumbai. Radha is a young woman looking for a job. She gets one in a law firm. Soon, it turns out as she entered in an illusion and some nightmare grappled her life. So strangely that she has to work with souls from heaven. In clear words with dead people for dead people! The novel puts a unique proposition that every soul has to clear off all its cases to enter in the heaven. Some cases needs to be investigated properly. Radha gets the case of Mr Anu, who almost acts like a second lead character.

Another interesting immortal character is Mr. Sudama, he heads the lawfirm. Radha feels for Sudama at first sight. There is some connection with both of them. Well, it rounds up exactly when the case of a soul eater is solved. The story becomes interesting with each layer of mystery. There is hell police, investigation of a soul eater who is killing people on earth for some personal unsatisfied desires. But the question is how and why Radha is related to most of them? Was it premeditated to hire her in that enigmatic lawfirm by the celestial forces and gods of heaven to bring justice?

The pace of the novel is measured and the good thing is that the author kept everything under her control. There is proper sweep, motives, introductions, and back stories –the longer you stuck to the story, the more captivating it sounds.

Shyambala has managed a brilliant storytelling with an exquisite frame of plots, conspiracies, subthemes and much more. The novel isn’t a straight read; it draws in readers for interpretations. Engrossing and unpredictable, the novel is a great to go on anyone’s bookshelf.

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