18 June, 2017

Book Review - A Walk in the Rain ~ Udai Yadla


When you read a title like ‘A Walk in the Rain - A journey of love and redemption’ you know you’re set for a story that needs to be accompanied by a hot cup of tea/coffee, and a cozy nook. This story covers the genres of romance, drama, thriller, and action - in all the right amounts.

What’s the Story about?
The protagonists of the story are Sunny, a reclusive man haunted by his troubled past; and Saloni, a prostitute looking out for a chance to escape her circumstances. Fate brings these unlikely allies together in the face of a deadly incident. Wrecked by their pasts and damned by their present, will Sunny and Saloni find a brighter future awaiting them? Will they find the love and redemption which their souls desperately need?

The book is written in short, crisp chapters that alternate between the past and present. The book’s ‘past’ portion will remind you of the innocence of childhood, childhood friendships, and the special moments that imprinted themselves in your mind for a lifetime. It brings forward the powerful effect a turbulent event can have on a person’s mind and heart.

The ‘present’ portion is devoid of innocence and showcases naked reality that stares you in the face. The language, the situations, and characters are filled out with a rawness that you know is true.

How’s the Book?
A Walk in the Rain is a tale of guts, motives, and mystery that will keep you turning the pages. It does get stretched at few portions. The book could have done with an extra round of roof-reading and editing for a crisper read. At first it was confusing to sync with the story jumping from past to present and to other characters. The main characters are written with great care and feel real. The cover is a clever one and hints at the story (not saying more than this). Overall, the story makes for a good, laid-back read. Those who believe in fate and love will enjoy reading this honest, realistic, light and easy-to-read story.

Look out for the plot twists and the super zinger. It’s momentous.

About the Author
Udai, an IT consultant by profession, is an avid writer and poet. Having good imagination skills, writing became a natural choice for him. Many of his poems and stories were published in school and college magazines. He is currently working on his untitled second book which is a crime thriller.

Title: A Walk in the Rain - A journey of love and redemption
Author: Udai Yadla
Published by: Kyron Publications
ISBN: 9789385783760
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 234
Personal Rating: 3/5
Available on: Amazon and Flipkart

NOTE: I received a review copy of the book from Writersmelon in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

Venice :)