Book Review – I See You by Aindrila Roy

I am an avid reader and a writer. I have been following Aindrila Roy’s writing for a long time now and can say that she is one heck of a writer. I See You is her first published work and is a horror story. You can buy it here (Kindle Version) and here (paperback).

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BLURB:

Liam’s life has become a waking nightmare. He’s plagued by constant headaches and is hounded by inexplicable events bordering on the insane. He is convinced that his vindictive ex, Lily, despite her vehement denials, is the one sending him disturbing packages. The only bright spot in a life gone berserk is Aliana, the woman Liam has loved ever since he saw her in a parking lot. But a shocking revelation about her leaves him questioning everything he knows. As Liam plunges deeper into the twin abysses of unbridled love and unexplained insanity, he has to do all it takes to stop his life from spiraling out of control.

WRITING:
Rating: 4/5
Aindrila Roy is an eloquent writer who is able to pen down words that meld into fluid prosaic sentences. She is not quite verbose, which is a good thing; but she is also one who will spare no details. Her works are something I have followed for a long time and I See You is just a piece of work that manages to astound me. And like it did me, it will do many others as well. The horror writing is just fantabulous and even though an urban setting is not her forte, she manages to pull it off with elan. However, I wish her writing was a bit better to match her other works.

CHARACTERS:
Rating: 5/5
I loved how each character is developed in the novel. From Liam to Max. She deserves full points for crafting such wonderful characters that are relatable in every way to the urban reader. Yes, some characters could have been given some roles to play instead of just being there, but one needs such characters too.

STORY:
RATING: 4.5/5
The author crafts a well-written and well-told story. She has described the setting that can easily spook out a reader.
The story progressed at a steady flow without any hiccups. The author has done her research well and one should applaud all the hard work she has done. The author has strived to use a balance of show and tell, which is what I look forward in a book.
VERDICT:
RATING: 4.5/5
A must read if you are interested in horror works. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and take it out with you for a reading date.

AUTHOR BIO:

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The writing bug bit Aindrila at the tender age of eleven and she has been scratching that itch ever since. She likes to mix fantasy and horror and create a blend of dark fantasy with complicated, twisted characters. She is also a fairly adept romance writer and enjoys writing children’s books as well. When not writing, she can be seen nursing, fighting, running, building Lego tunnels and hospitals, and driving toy school buses- all for her three and a half-year-old. And in the odd chance that she finds a moment free, she likes to read. An erstwhile voracious reader, she is now perpetually yearning to read more. She is also a paleontology lover and can be seen going on long monologs about prehistoric creatures that have been extinct for millions of years. Happily married, Aindrila now stays in Ohio, USA.

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