A Kiss After Dying by Ashok Banker #BookReview #PenguinMichaelJoseph #NetGalley #5*

The irresistible new thriller that everyone will be talking about

She’s ready to make sure he gets exactly what he deserves…

This is a story about Hannah. She seems shy. Some would even say spiky.

People don’t pay much attention to Hannah.

Which is exactly how she’s planned it.

It’s also a story about Ricky. Ricky is anything but shy. Rich, charming, good-looking, Ricky has never had a problem getting what he wants.

And now he wants Hannah.

There’s a spark between them from the moment they meet. Even Hannah can’t resist a man like Ricky for long.

But this is not a love story.

In fact, it’s a little like Hannah. First you’ll be intrigued. Then you’ll realise there are hidden depths. And then, when you least expect it, you’ll be hit by a twist you never saw coming…

Unexpectedly Exciting!

I think this is the first novel I’ve come across from this author, definitely the first one I’ve read and it was AWESOME!

Hannah is quiet – the kind of woman who not many people notice. Ricky is rich and a bit of a playboy; eventually he notices Hannah and she falls under his spell – or does she? There’s more to Hannah than meets the eye and reading this novel will lead you there.

I was bowling along quite nicely, enjoying reading this one and considering it to be a fairly gentle read when – BAM! – it suddenly took a wild swerve and left me with my jaw hanging open! From there on, the surprises just kept coming; one or two which were expected but, for the most part, completely out of the blue. I can now understand just why Ashok Banker is described as ‘an internationally acclaimed author’ – trust me, it’s all true and if you haven’t come across his work before, then please do add this one to your wishlist. You will be shocked and amazed but the one thing you won’t be is disappointed. An extremely exciting and worthwhile read; nothing less that a full house of glowing stars will do!

My thanks to the publisher for my copy of this novel via NetGalley; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: thriller

Author Details

Ashok Kumar Banker is a novelist and short story writer born and living in Mumbai, India. He has written professionally since his early teens, and has worked as a print journalist, columnist, scriptwriter for television series and documentaries, and in advertising. Banker has published in several genres, ranging from contemporary fiction about urban life in India to multi-volume mythological epics, as well as science fiction, fantasy, and cross-genre works.

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