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Miss Laila Armed and Dangerous

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I don’t quite know what to say about this book except that it surprised me with every turn of the page.
On the surface, this book is about one exceptional day in the life of the protagonist Akhila when her apartment complex literally crashes into the ground leaving dead and survivors trapped within the debris. Akhila is one of the lucky ones who gets out before the building crumbles.

However because of her size and medical backgroud, she is asked to crawl into a tunnel and help a survivor. She finds him mumbling in delirium that two people are on their way to carry out a terror attack.

Elsewhere a young intelligence agent, Mukundan, is assigned to shadow the two terror suspects. I don’t want to reveal more about the plot as it would spoil the surprises unfolding within the book.

Teaser Tuesdays: Miss Laila Armed and Dangerous

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This book came to me as a review copy. I really loved the cover and the title, and promptly signed up for it, thinking it was a dark noir-ish book. Well, it isn’t that, but I loved the book anyway.

Here’s a quote from the book about the protagonist’s thoughts after she’s roughed up in public by a bunch of religious thugs – something that is an unfortunately common occurrence in India,
when modern women clash with ultra-religious zealots.

Mailbox Monday – December 2017

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Welcome to Mailbox Monday, a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued.

I haven’t been accepting books for review for quite some time – mainly because I don’t like the pressure (that I put on myself) to review a book that has been gifted to me. However, last week I was offered one book that tempted me, and soon enough I went down the rabbit hole of accepting books for review.