A Circle of Souls by Preetham Grandhi

… At first glance I would not have thought I would enjoy this …and then I opened the book…  ~ Sheila

a circle of soulsThe sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. With the murderer on the loose, the police desperately look for any clues to lead to his identity. Meanwhile, a psychiatrist in a nearby hospital is also in a desperate search to find the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings s 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. When these two situations converge, they set off an alarming chain of events. In this stunning psychological thriller, innocence gives way to evil, and trust lies forgotten in a web of deceit, fear, and murder.

I had a little road trip this weekend about a four hour drive from home in which my friend was the driver and I was designated reader.  🙂  Finally I had the time to pick up this book and dive in.  And dive in I did as throughout the drive and then later in our hotel room I completed Preetham Grandhi’s book, A Circle of Souls.

While I admit I was a little nervous to what direction this book would take – I was impressed with Preetham’s writing which for a phychological thriller, drew me in to characters I enjoyed getting to know and a story line I fell right into and followed anxiously and excitedly to the very last page.

Most impressive I found was for this type of read, Preetham did not once use any foul language.  In two occasions an obsenity is mentioned, but never verbalized.  I was impressed that this route was taken as so often this is not the case and books of this nature can be overloaded with language that the authors must feel breathe more life into to their characters.

I have mentioned recently that I have been craving a good mystery/thriller.  This book filled that hunger.  I encourage readers who enjoy a good mystery/thriller to find your way to a copy of this book and make sure you have set aside several hours as you are not going to want to put it down.


This book was sent to me by the author

I would rate this book PG for some slighty gory scenes

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Posted on August 15, 2009, in Book Review and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. you know I loved this one too!! Been encouraging you to get to it for awhile. I am happy to know you liked it as much as I did.
    My review can be found here


  2. Glad you enjoyed it! I also reviewed this on my blog 😀

  3. A nice review which showed the same respect for the author as he apparently has shown for his readers!

  4. I’m always up for a good mystery/thriller. Thanks for the good review and suggestion.

  5. I’m so glad you liked it! I felt the same way – delightfully and literately surprised. 🙂 Hope you are having a great mini vaca!

  6. i love this book so much, i think i posted on it about 3 times. one of those was in interview; something i have not done before but…well, i just wanted to push his book if i could. he is such a nice man!

  7. This sounds like something I would love, adding it to my “to read” list!! Thanks for the review!

  8. Thanks for your review, Sheila. I have this one on my TBR shelf, and it’s now moving on up!

  9. Great review. I added the book to my TBR list… hopefully I’ll get to it soon.

  10. Glad you liked it. I like a good thriller/suspenseful book every now and then. Have to change things up, you know?

  11. I’ve read a lot of good reviews on this book. Hmmm perhaps I should pick it up 🙂 thanks for the info!

  12. justicejenniferreads

    Adding this to my to read list – I LOVE psychological thrillers. At first, I didn’t think I would like them at all, but once I started reading them, I fell in love.

  13. Glad to hear you enjoyed this one. It’s waiting patiently on my shelf, and I’m looking forward to reading it.


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