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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Review: A Circle of Souls by Preetham Grandhi

The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a
little girl is found brutally murdered. The town s top detective, perplexed by a complete lack of leads, calls in FBI agent Leia
Bines, an expert in cases involving children.


Meanwhile, Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist at Newbury s hospital, searches desperately for the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope.

The situations confronting Leia and Peter converge when Naya begins drawing chilling images of murder after being bombarded by the disturbing images in her dreams. Amazingly, her sketches are the only clues to the crime that has panicked Newbury residents. Against her better judgment, Leia explores the clues in Naya s crude drawings, only to set off an alarming chain of events.




An intensely suspenseful debut thriller from author Preetham Grandhi . I did not want to put this book down until the very end. It was an easy read for me and not at all weighted down with medical/police jargon. It was thoroughly enjoyable to read the lengths that some people would go to help others. This story shows the worst as well as some of the very best of what mankind has to offer. I would like to read more about Agent Bines and Dr. Gram. They were great characters who made this story all the more enjoyable to read. This was a very satisfying thrill ride of twists and turns that had a superb ending. I highly recommend this book .





About the Author:


http://www.acircleofsouls.com/


Preetham Grandhi, an India-born immigrant, explores his life parallels in a new kind of psychological thriller and debut novel, A Circle of Souls. Born and raised in the city of Bangalore,India, Preetham mirrored the struggles of upper-middle class lives, acculturation, and psychological trauma through the characters of this well-sculpted thriller. Preetham’s childhood determination for success and change leads to a new life in the USA. His hope is that the land of opportunity would close old doors and open new beginnings. In a twist of fate, he found himself working with children and their families in the inner city Bronx, families who had even more complex issues than his own. Through their eyes and life experiences, he was motivated to become someone he never thought he would become, an author.





After investing five years in writing, he then encountered the struggle of becoming a raditionally published author. Now in June 2009, in the midst of economic crises and nationwide corporation mismanagement, comes A Circle of Souls, a tale of hope, justice, and accountability. This spirit-lifting and thought-provoking story has received rave reviews.

4 comments:

Heidi V said...

Sounds like a very interesting read.

Thanks

Sheila DeChantal said...

I have been hearing about this book and think it sounds wonderful!

Love the look of your blog! Nicely done!

Lilibeth Ramos said...

Just got this one! sounds awesome, can't wait to read it!

Brooke Reviews said...

Hello! :) Just wanted to let you know that I linked to your review on my contest for copies of this book. I'm not having many entries, and I think it's because the author is unknown, so I wanted to get several different perspectives. Hope that's ok! :) I'm also following you now.