An Autograph for Anjali
Sundari Venkatraman

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Synopsis

Jayant Mathur is found murdered in his bed, shot at point-blank range with his own revolver. Though she’s extremely disturbed by his death, Jayant’s wife Anjali is way more upset about something else. Who stands to gain by killing the multi-millionaire businessman?

Parth Bhardwaj is a friend and neighbour of the Mathurs. Parth is an author who goes by a pseudonym. He appears more than a friend to Anjali; while he’s also on good terms with her son Arjun who lives and studies in UK. What role does he play in Anjali’s life? Jayant’s relatives are curious to know.

Jayant’s brother-in-law Rana is convinced that Parth and Anjali are the murderers. But Inspector Phadke has his own doubts about this theory. In comes Samrat, the private detective who appears as quiet as a mouse. Will he be able to find the murderer?

Will Anjali find happiness and peace?

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Anant Singhal

May 20 '16
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Anshika Aich

May 16 '16
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Sundari Venkatraman

Thank you so much Anshika. The ebook is already published on Amazon. Also available on #KindleUnlimited. If you are a fan of paperbacks, you can buy that version here: https://notionpress.com/read/an-autograph-for-anjali

May 16 '16
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Tony Khetawat

Thumbs UP! You write great :)

May 15 '16
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Sundari Venkatraman

Thank you so much Tony. The ebook is already published on Amazon. Also available on #KindleUnlimited. If you are a fan of paperbacks, you can buy that version here: https://notionpress.com/read/an-autograph-for-anjali

May 16 '16
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kriti

Apr 04 '16
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Nikhil Kulkarni

Wonderful! Will try to adopt this new style of writing from the persona's point of view in my future endeavours. Will definitely buy this book :)

Mar 10 '16
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Sundari Venkatraman

Thank you so much Nikhil Kulkarni. I am so happy to hear that. The ebook is already available on Amazon. Here's the link: http://www.amazon.in/ebook/dp/B01CM794TG

Mar 10 '16
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Krishna Teja

The three chapters were extremely well written. What I liked the most was that the author wrote the chapters from different POVs and yet managed to maintain the same pace, tone and depth in the story. The language was smooth and the story seems to be good. The chapters are a little short to understand the story as of now but it seems to be a promising one. All the best

Feb 27 '16
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Sundari Venkatraman

The ebook is already published on Amazon. Also available on #KindleUnlimited. If you are a fan of paperbacks, you can buy that version here: https://notionpress.com/read/an-autograph-for-anjali

May 16 '16
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Sundari Venkatraman

Thank you Krishna Teja for your positive review. I have explored a new way of writing - each chapter from one person's POV; even minor characters, as they take the story forward. The chapters are also minuscule. The final version has 90 chapters in all. The book is to be released on March 7, 2016, exclusively on Amazon.

Feb 27 '16
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Shriesh Pabba

I am not a great writer, not even a published author. Please bear that in mind when you read my notes.

My review:
Good book... a few steps from being bloody good book... It has grabbed my attention for sure, but not my entire imagination.

My likes:
1. Character Development: Able to visualize the characters very well.
2. Pace: Very smooth. Pleasure reading. Good use of language, no unnecessary jerks.

My dislikes:
1. Settings and scenery: You give us glimpses of the setting and the scenery. Would like to see more, for a more immersive reading experience.
2. POV Switches: In three chapters, you have given us three POVs. Lost track of the story. Guess, this is a style thing. Connecting to characters is important, but not as important as knowing 'WHAT', for a thriller, imho. One of friends had once remarked to me - 'Too many characters too soon spoils the broth'.

Feb 22 '16
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Sundari Venkatraman

Thank you for your feedback Shriesh. The ebook is already published on Amazon. Also available on #KindleUnlimited. If you are a fan of paperbacks, you can buy that version here: https://notionpress.com/read/an-autograph-for-anjali

May 16 '16
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pandustar

Very cleverly written book. Since I don't have criticism I read the story once again and managed to find one error - The book is tagged under 'Romantic' section, when it should be a thriller only!
Apologies, but the manuscript is really well written and should be published as soon as possible.

Feb 17 '16
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Sundari Venkatraman

The ebook is already published on Amazon. Also available on #KindleUnlimited. If you are a fan of paperbacks, you can buy that version here: https://notionpress.com/read/an-autograph-for-anjali

May 16 '16
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Sundari Venkatraman

Thank you very much. Well, it can broadly be termed "Romantic Suspense" as it leans more towards romance with some suspense thrown in.

Feb 17 '16
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Pooja

Feb 16 '16
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Sundari Venkatraman

Thank you for your feedback Pooja. The ebook is already published on Amazon. Also available on #KindleUnlimited. If you are a fan of paperbacks, you can buy that version here: https://notionpress.com/read/an-autograph-for-anjali

May 16 '16
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sirisha ramanand

Its an interesting premise. A dead man, a wife loved by her son, on cordial terms with her in-laws and looked out for a by, presumably, a good friend. The author gives no hint to the mystery at hand, which i understand, the first few chapters are meant to set up the story. However, wouldn't it be more interesting to have a cold opening? to drop us in the middle of the story and allow it to unfold.

Feb 15 '16
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Sundari Venkatraman

Hi Sirisha, you are welcome to find out if the novel turned out to be more interesting or not. :D The ebook is already published on Amazon. Also available on #KindleUnlimited. If you are a fan of paperbacks, you can buy that version here: https://notionpress.com/read/an-autograph-for-anjali

May 16 '16
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Varchaswi

The author definitely proves to be skilled at leaving doubts and questions in the mind of readers; which are the foundation stones of thriller writing… one thing I wish I could suggest, is to embed a prologue with some marketable content in it….While a story is the backbone for any kind of novel, there will be every chance, to blend some sort of entertainment, male-female chemistry etc, into the theme. If this can go into the prologue, the readers will be begging for more, even before they begin to read the first chapter.

Dec 23 '15
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Sundari Venkatraman

The ebook is already published on Amazon. Also available on #KindleUnlimited. If you are a fan of paperbacks, you can buy that version here: https://notionpress.com/read/an-autograph-for-anjali

May 16 '16
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Sundari Venkatraman

Thank you for your feedback. Will keep that in mind :)

Dec 23 '15
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Hemangi Patgiri

I have read two other books from the same author and after reading the synopsis, my interest piqued. The story seems intriguing and much different from the fictions the author has written so far. The murder plot and its investigation may unveil the twisted relations between the characters. I liked the first two chapters and was hoping more from the third one. But nevertheless I would like to read the story further.

Dec 21 '15
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Sundari Venkatraman

The ebook is already published on Amazon. Also available on #KindleUnlimited. If you are a fan of paperbacks, you can buy that version here: https://notionpress.com/read/an-autograph-for-anjali

May 16 '16
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Sundari Venkatraman

Thank you very much :)

Dec 21 '15
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Kalyani

Would definitely like to read further.

I know that the first three chapters are dedicated to introducing the characters, but if possible, please try building up some tension as early in the book as possible.

All the best!

Dec 19 '15
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Sundari Venkatraman

The ebook is already published on Amazon. Also available on #KindleUnlimited. If you are a fan of paperbacks, you can buy that version here: https://notionpress.com/read/an-autograph-for-anjali

May 16 '16
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Sundari Venkatraman

Thank you :)

Dec 23 '15
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Sanjana Shelar

An intriguing start to what promises to be a very good murder mystery and character study. Already I can picture the main characters. I definitely want to read more!

Dec 18 '15
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Sundari Venkatraman

The ebook is available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.in/ebook/dp/B01CM794TG

Mar 11 '16
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Sundari Venkatraman

Thank you so much :)

Dec 18 '15
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Bhavya

Interesting premise. Makes me want to read further. Hopefully soon we will get to find out how Jayant died.

So many questions arose as I finished the third chapter. What is Parth's role in all this? Why is the newly bereaved wife not as shaken as we would like? And who killed Jayant and for what?
The narrative is interesting and makes me want to finish the whole book.
I really hope we get to read what happens next.

Dec 16 '15
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Sundari Venkatraman

The ebook is available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.in/ebook/dp/B01CM794TG

Mar 11 '16
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Sundari Venkatraman

Thank you so much Bhavya :)

Dec 16 '15
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TF Carthick

Interesting premise. The starting chapter nicely brings out the conflict and intrigues the reader. Definitely makes one want to read further to find out how the murder happened?

Dec 11 '15
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Sundari Venkatraman

Thank you so much :)

Dec 11 '15
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Prasanthi Pothina

Interesting....Intriguing.........crimeset romance making the reader curious to read the next to get an answer for the first and then again the question mark arrives to make them turn another page......good reading smile emoticon

Dec 05 '15
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Sundari Venkatraman

The ebook is available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.in/ebook/dp/B01CM794TG

Mar 11 '16
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Sundari Venkatraman

Thank you for the positive feedback :)

Dec 05 '15
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Rubina Ramesh

As far as I have read Sundari Venkatraman till today, I know for sure that she never writes anything that will not make a reader reach the end of the story. Coming to Parth and Anjali, I was so surprised when the 3rd chapter ended.. What was the most intriguing part (to me) was Arjun. What is his relationship to Parth? Why does Anjali say that her husband could not have committed suicide. It is almost apparent that Anjali is also surprised by the suicide. But she was more 'irritated' that it had happened at that phase of her life. So that indicates some changes were taking place in her life at this point of time. Now this is going to be a intriguing tale.

Dec 04 '15
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Sundari Venkatraman

Thank you so much :)

Dec 04 '15
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Geetha Krishnan

Good plot till now, nice language, smooth flow. The maid serving tea could have been avoided, but apart from that, no jarring notes. I would certainly like to read more from this book and author

Dec 03 '15
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Sundari Venkatraman

Thank you for the feedback :)

Dec 03 '15
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Shree Janani

Oh well! The story did begin with a bang. Looking forward to reading more of this book!

Dec 03 '15
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Sundari Venkatraman

Thank you for your feedback :)

Dec 03 '15
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Falguni Kothari

Interesting start to the story. I'm somewhat perplexed by the behavior of the characters. I want to know what happens next.

Dec 03 '15
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Sundari Venkatraman

The ebook is available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.in/ebook/dp/B01CM794TG

Mar 11 '16
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Sundari Venkatraman

Thank you :)

Dec 03 '15
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Ruchira

Interesting plot and Anjali's character is intriguing. Although the part of serving tea from a mourning maid at that hour of time was a little difficult to digest...

Dec 02 '15
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Inderpreet Kaur Uppal

I enjoyed the subtle nuances that the author has brought out in the initial chapters. She has piqued my interest and I would love to read more. The most intriguing parts are yet to come - the relationship, the murderer and reasons for all of this happening to such a rich and well placed guy in his own home. Very good start. All the best.

Dec 02 '15
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Sundari Venkatraman

Thank you for that detailed feedback :)

Dec 02 '15
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Shantala Nayak

Such an action packed beginning! This is an addictive page turner so far. Would love to see this published and read on.

Dec 02 '15
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Sundari Venkatraman

Glad you think so. Thank you :)

Dec 02 '15
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Arti Metroreader

loved the way the characters are introduced and the plot is created. Can't wait to read what happens next.

Dec 02 '15
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Sundari Venkatraman

Thank you :)

Dec 02 '15
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Bhavna sharma

It is well written and intriguing few chapters , would love to read more

Dec 02 '15
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Sundari Venkatraman

The ebook is available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.in/ebook/dp/B01CM794TG

Mar 11 '16
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Sundari Venkatraman

Thank you :)

Mar 11 '16
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Komal Agrawal

A small correction... how can seeta serve cups of tea when there is a corpse next to the room? I hope the story is good after the initial chapters.

Dec 01 '15
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Komal Agrawal

Agreed, but condolence is a different thing, here the corpse is just next to the room.

Mar 18 '16
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Sundari Venkatraman

For your information, in most of the Hindu households across India - both in the South and in the North - would never send a person who's come for condolence without giving them a cup of tea or coffee. The ebook is available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.in/ebook/dp/B01CM794TG

Mar 11 '16
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Devika

The first chapter was very intriguing, throwing up a load of questions. The second chapter somehow slowed things down, but I can see how it was necessary. It did help to explain the (hidden) dynamics. And chapter 3 was a surprise again. I can see the author's style shine through - having read and loved many of her previous books - and I definitely want to know more!

Dec 01 '15
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Sundari Venkatraman

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback :)

Dec 01 '15
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Reet Singh

What a lovely start! The book shows lots of promise - can't wait to find out whodunnit!

Dec 01 '15
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Sundari Venkatraman

Thank you :)

Dec 01 '15
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Shilpa Suraj

What a great start to the book! Every character came alive on the page yet stayed mysterious for the moment. I can't wait to read more.

Dec 01 '15
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Sundari Venkatraman

The ebook is available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.in/ebook/dp/B01CM794TG

Mar 11 '16
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Sundari Venkatraman

Thank you so much :)

Dec 01 '15
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Geeta Nair

Interesting and intriguing. One that's sure to keep the reader hooked. Of course, the manuscript is a bit raw and needs fine tuning. But then the author has just started work on the plot so it's too early to make a final comment on this aspect. Looking forward to reading the whole story.

Dec 01 '15
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Sundari Venkatraman

Thank you so much for your detailed and encouraging feedback :D

Dec 01 '15
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Vigneshkumar Venkatraman

Simplicity doesn't necessarily have to be gripping, but the author has done both marvelously. I cannot wait to read the rest of the book. I just didn't realise how the 3 chapters got over so quickly! All the best to the author :)

Dec 01 '15
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Sundari Venkatraman

The ebook is available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.in/ebook/dp/B01CM794TG

Mar 11 '16
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Sundari Venkatraman

It's simple and gripping :D Thank you

Dec 01 '15
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Adite Banerjie

Very intriguing start. The characters, the set-up, the promise of something sinister and mysterious... Would love to read the rest of the story.

Dec 01 '15
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Sundari Venkatraman

Thank you :)

Dec 01 '15
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Deepti Menon

The beginning is impeccable, and the reader wants to know just why Jayant Mathur was murdered and why! Though it reads like a whodunit, with the usual suspects and the intrepid police inspector sniffing around, this tale is bound to be more romance than mystery! Waiting on tenterhooks to see how the whole story pans out! Kudos, Sundari!

Dec 01 '15
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Sundari Venkatraman

You are right. This is more romance than mystery. Thank you :)

Dec 01 '15
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Sanjay Thakur

No fiction fan though I am. Yet I thoroughly enjoyed reading the gripping synopsis and the rest of the manuscript, available for public review. I must say the synopsis itself creates that quintessential thrill, awe and suspense required to qualify to be a whodunnit stuff. With every unfolding event and new character on the scene the story pushes itself and engages the reader to vicariously participate in the story to discover what happens next! You deserve a thumps up! for this.

Dec 01 '15
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Sundari Venkatraman

The ebook is available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.in/ebook/dp/B01CM794TG

Mar 11 '16
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Sundari Venkatraman

Thank you :)

Dec 01 '15
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Ruchi Singh

Wonderful start, I wish to read further. The author has painted the right picture in the first three chapters. How the mystery unfolds remains to be seen.

Dec 01 '15
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Sundari Venkatraman

Thank you :)

Dec 01 '15
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Vidya Sury

Intriguing start to the story.Certainly sparks my curiosity.Eager to read further.

Dec 01 '15
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Sundari Venkatraman

I am glad to hear that :)

Dec 01 '15
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Solomon Manoj

The synopsis is quite interesting. The opening sounds familiar and does not impress much however it does raise curiosity to know what happens next. The language is pretty good which elevates the reading experience. Looking forward to read more.

Dec 01 '15
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Sundari Venkatraman

Mr. Solomon Manoj, though I feel so glad you liked the cover, it was a dummy I made as a prelude. The ebook is out now with the actual cover, on Amazon: http://www.amazon.in/ebook/dp/B01CM794TG

Mar 11 '16
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Solomon Manoj

I must also say that the cover is stunning... No one would guess it is a crime thriller without reading the blurb. That is definitely an element of surprise :) Intrigued by the title aswell!

Dec 01 '15
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Sundari Venkatraman

Thank you :)

Dec 01 '15
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Renita D'Silva

I absolutely LOVED this preview into the book. I CANNOT wait to read more. Loved how the story begins right with the action. Want to know more. The author's writing, to me, is reminiscent of Agatha Christie. Love how she immediately, in a few choice words builds suspense and has the reader asking the same questions as the Inspector. Love how she introduces the characters and makes the reader question their motives - all in the first chapter. Loved.

Dec 01 '15
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Sundari Venkatraman

The ebook is available on Amazon: http://www.amazon.in/ebook/dp/B01CM794TG

Mar 11 '16
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Sundari Venkatraman

Thank you so much Renita D"Silva. Praise indeed from a publish author :D

Dec 01 '15
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Deepak Kaul

Lovely cover, crisp synopsis, good story line, well structured, and very easy to read. All the best to the author.

Dec 01 '15
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Sundari Venkatraman

The ebook is already published on Amazon. Also available on #KindleUnlimited. If you are a fan of paperbacks, you can buy that version here: https://notionpress.com/read/an-autograph-for-anjali

May 16 '16
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Sundari Venkatraman

Thank you so much for those encouraging words :)

Dec 01 '15
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