Free Fall
Rajesh Shankaran

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Synopsis

‘FREE FALL’ is a crime thriller about a young woman who joins a technology company and unravels a web of corruption, infidelity and violence. It is the first part in a trilogy of thrillers featuring Damayanti ‘Dammi’ Parida.

Damayanti Parida, known as Dammi to her friends, quits the CISF where she worked as an Inspector to join Bartech Infosystems where she hopes things will be more professional and compassionate. On her first day at work, Dammi has an altercation with a woman at the gate. A few hours later, the same woman is found dead, fallen from the top floor of the multi-level car park inside the company campus. As Dammi begins investigating, she uncovers some startling truths, and the carefully-maintained benign facade of her tech company crumbles to reveal a darker, corrupt and treacherous interior. Will Dammi be able to succeed in solving the murder or will it be too late for her?

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Remesh

Nov 01 '14
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vidhya devaraj

Hi,
I liked your narrative and the plot. But, I felt it would have been even more interesting if you had introduced the murder in the initial chapters of your novel.

Sep 04 '14
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Amit Mukherjee

I liked what I read in the first 3 chapters - how the whole suspense had been built up, the way the 2 key characters has been created - all points to a potential Page turner

Jul 09 '14
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Jahnavi Chintakunta

Good One..Interesting plot

Jul 07 '14
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Sushma Korde

Interesting plot and the writing is crisp and fast paced. looking forward to reading the full book. Should definitely get published

Jul 05 '14
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Hetika Sanghani

First of all i did not understand the 1st chapter at all...i did manage through the 2nd and the 3rd chapter but somehow could not understand where the story was heading....the story could not live upto the synopsis which was quite interesting..

Jul 03 '14
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Ram

Eager to read ahead. Interesting plot.

Jul 03 '14
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Tejaswini Raodeo

Wonderful read! And leaves you hankering for more. Hope to see the book published soon!

Jul 02 '14
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Navin Pai

Wonderful reading and will definitely want to read the complete book. I hope this books gets published.

Jul 02 '14
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Jul 02 '14
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Vijay Iyer

The characters are very fascinating. especially damyanti parida. i think the author has done a very good job of keeping the pace from slacking.

Jul 01 '14
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Manunandhan

It reads like a seasoned writer. Emotions and characters are brought-out not by description but by actions. May be starting is bit confusing. Well done Rajesh!

Jul 01 '14
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shanti bhosale

Hey, this is wonderful. Really enjoyed reading this book. My first review here. Great work. Hope your book is shortlisted.

Jul 01 '14
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Revathi

A good read. The book is well written and quite gripping. A book worth publishing.

Jul 01 '14
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Annie Joseph

It was a good read. Seems as if something shocking is going to happen in the next few chapters which are sadly not available. I am surprised at how some novels are able to display more than 100 pages in this website while some display hardly 50-60 pages. Whatevs! The only scene which needs an improvement is Dammi's dream sequence. It looked a bit confusing. Rest is good. Best of luck!

Jul 01 '14
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arindam

The book holds my attention together and yearns for more. The writer has a eloquent but lucid style, has been able to captivate my attention all through.

Jun 30 '14
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Uday Satpathy

I found Free Fall to be interesting. Though not much has happened in the sample chapters, the build-up looks promising and a gripping mystery seems to be in the near horizon. The only glitch I felt was the absence of any notation for scene breaks. At places I was confused when a new character would jump from nowhere and after further reading it would dawn on me that the scene has changed. Good work!

Jun 29 '14
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Ravinder Mandayam

Read it at one shot! Hope you get published!

Jun 29 '14
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Rakesh

This is an interesting read. I felt that the initial couple of pages were a little slow but that is the case in almost every fiction till you get a hang of it. The story picks up after that I will be very keen to know who is Abhay, what happened between him and Aarti. The stories gives hint regarding character of the CEO as well as the Major. I hope there is some linkage on the hints given of their character later in the story. What happened to Dammi in Pune and why she left that place. What would be the role of Baijal (canine lover) in the story. All these questions are intriguing me now and would love to read not only this book but the entire series. Also, as the story revolves around the overall corporate culture and politics, a lot of people will be able to relate to same.

Just a suggestion. I felt that few words were heavy in the first 3-4 pages. It will be nice to see the entire book in a very simple language.

Jun 24 '14
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Anand Iyer

I suppose this is for an Indian audience, simpler language and use of Bombaiya hindi might improve the manuscript

Jun 16 '14
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Lakshmi Narasimha Rao

Its quite intriguing. Characterization is good and i believe going forward it would be more interesting. Looks like its an interesting mix of personal mystery and corporate espionage.

Though couple of conversations between characters are lengthy, I believe they are included to help us understand the characters better.

In couple of places(page 38&40),Lakshmi's name is mentioned as Kaveri.

Jun 15 '14
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Jairam Mohan

Lovely start to what promises to be an intriguing novel. The setting is very clearly laid out, corrupt bosses and employees, a Security Chief who seems to have a roving eye for his women subordinates, a main protagonist who seems to have a chequered past, a CEO who probably knows more than a little about the changing shareholding pattern of his company, an interesting character in Aarti Moira; this book has all the ingredients of a potboiler. I would surely recommend this book to be published.

Jun 12 '14
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Qais Palekar

The book is slow and little boring. But i think the full book will be interesting because there are many things that will make you think. like who was the couple in the start.. what abhay do. most important what happened with dammi in pune that is giving her nightmares and the main plot who killed that lady. according to the will get interesting further so i will like to read this book

Jun 12 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

The first two pages are extremely catchy and interesting. I like how you have started the story. The dialogues between Aarti and Abhay while talking on the phone seem cliched and I would love to read something unique. The message that Abhay sends her after she cuts his call is interesting and I would want to know more about that one. 2-3 pages after Dammi has been introduced to the readers, I got lost and was not equally hooked to keep reading more. The story seemed to be going slowly. But like I said, really loved the beginning and would definitely read more if the rest of the story followed in the same manner.

Jun 09 '14
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Sanjana Parikh

The second and third chapters are quite interesting. The beginning of the second chapter is not very catchy though. A little bit of subtraction from the conversation of Dammi and Baijal, and a bit more tight and gripping, then it would be just fine! I like the casualty of the last two chapters.

Jun 12 '14
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Jun 08 '14
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Sapna Bhattacharya

The beginning was a little confusing, but then thoroughly enjoyed once got the hang of it. Was left wanting to know what next.

Jun 05 '14
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Anand Malhotra

A very refreshing change. The author has a keen eye for details and I loved the little intricacies that were described in a manner which made the whole story seem so real. The build up to the plot seems really interesting and the language complements the story. The characters are profound and I would really like to read further.

Jun 04 '14
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Trisha Khurrana

Very different and liked it. Would be nice to read the entire book.

Jun 03 '14
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Madhu

interesting style and story. Characters, well, would know more if we read more Looking forward to reading the entire book.

Jun 03 '14
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Avinash Sathey

Very nicely written. Thoroughly enjoyed though in between the characters seem to be lost in a world of their own rather than being a part of the plot. Definitely looking forward to reading further though.

Jun 03 '14
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Darshit Godbole

Liked the plot overall and the writing style. Looking forward to reading it. Would have been really great if the characters had more intensity & details. Great work.

Jun 03 '14
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Niyati Shinde

Gripping!! And this is just a beginning to a triology??! Awesome!

May 28 '14
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Saurabh Turakhia

From what I read, I found the story to be engaging and gripping. It caters to the curiosity of the reader well, not revealing much, while also taking the story forward. Command over language is good and right choice of words adds depth and believability. The decision to begin with a nightmare was unusual, in my opinion.

May 27 '14
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Inderjit Singh Paintal

This flows with great promise and such ease. Great writing style Rajesh! look forward to reading the rest of the book. Adding this to the shelf as a must read. Best Wishes!

May 27 '14
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Ravi Krishnan

Loved the plot setting and the first three chapters. The writing is so nicely descriptive that it is easy to imagine the scenes in your head. I would definitely love to see this book as a whole and also as a series.

May 27 '14
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Niyati Patel

Hi Ravi, Thank you for pointing that out. We will look into it and sort it out. ~ Bloody Good Book

May 28 '14
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Ravi Krishnan

Thee below rating was accidentally posted when I hit enter again. Hope the team would look into it and not let it happen. Please include a submit button and also an edit button. And this review is not attached to my profile. Please do sort this out.

May 27 '14
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