Title- The girl who knew too much
Author- Vikrant Khanna
Publisher- Penguin Publishers
Writing Style- 4/5
Akshara is left devastated by her mother’s death and spends most of her time in solitude at the local park. One day, she meets a man named Harry, who, to help ease some of her pain, recounts to her a story about the miraculous reunion of a young woman and her dead boyfriend. The story makes Akshara hopeful that she can perhaps see her mother again.
But soon she realizes that Harry isn’t what he seems to be. Even the characters in the story seem dubious, almost unreal. So what is he hiding? And why? Is there any truth to his story at all?
In this darkly suspenseful romance mystery, Akshara is left facing a truth that will make her doubt not just harry but also herself…
The story starts with Akshara, the protagonist. She is left devastated by the death of her mother. Thus, she chooses loneliness and spends her time alone by herself. One day, a passerby named Harry encounters her sitting in a park and as a caring passerby, he starts talking to Akshara and gradually they both become friends. However, Harry then starts narrating a story to Akshara that leaves her with many unanswered questions.
The author is known for his suspenseful stories and therefore, this plot is also a work of suspense. The characters are well developed and are believable. The author has chosen a simple, descriptive writing style and narration which is both positive and negative. Positive in a sense that it made the story interesting to read and negative in the sense that too much of description in the story makes it a little bit boring. Furthermore, the book lacks balance between the past and the present. The story of Sahiba and Sidhu somehow seems to be filmy and did not catches much of attraction. However, the author has managed to maintain the pace of the story and suspense till the end which makes it a page turner. Overall, the book is a one time read and can be taken along if you want to need some refreshing story on a journey.
Negatives– There were a lot of cliches in the story. The incidents could have been dealt in a more serious way.
Rest, No flaws..!!!