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A Walk in the Rain

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  211 ratings  ·  107 reviews
Love is poison that kills you. Love is elixir that keeps you alive. An unreciprocated love keeps you alive, but kills every day.

Heartbroken Sunny lives a reclusive life, trapped in the past, living in his memories. He has no complaints about his life, but refuses to embrace the present.

Saloni is a prostitute who is desperate to earn money by any means. She does not care
Paperback, 341 pages
Published January 10th 2015 by Partridge Publishing India (first published January 7th 2015)
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Udai Yadla The story is a pure fiction. Thanks for your question.
Udai Yadla I thank you for your interest. I surely plan sequels in a different way, but that has to wait for a few years as I have different stories in my…moreI thank you for your interest. I surely plan sequels in a different way, but that has to wait for a few years as I have different stories in my immediate pipeline. Will surely let you know.(less)
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Sunny is a lovelorn guy who has turned misogynistic after Sandy, the love of his life left him hanging and walked out of his life. He never really got over her and lives a lonely life – one where he has no complaints yet isn’t truly living it. His friend Imran tries changing it all by giving him a surprise on his birthday. But soon things spiral for the worse and Sunny loses his friend to death in the process. Now bent on revenge, Sunny has no one to turn to for help except for Saloni, a prostit ...more
Sterling Gate Books

This reader discovered ‘A Walk in the Rain’ is an oft-used title, gracing the covers of a number of books. However, Udai Yadla’s version must surely stand alone. It’s truly unique and beautifully written. Exquisite!

Aptly subtitled ‘A journey of love and redemption,’ it is exactly that. A romantic, often intense, occasionally delicate and always gripping tale of a love found and lost, and an unforgettable journey of self-discovery.

The writing is tight but not rushed, the characterizati
Shivani Singh
Surprise surprise... Honestly I didn't have much expectations from this book from a first time author. The book was actually a gift from a friend. He promised me that I'll not regret spending my time on it. I actually enjoyed the book very much. What I liked the most about the book is the attention to details. The authors successfully connects the dots without any rough edges. The flip side of the book I should say is that it's little filmy. I hate filmy books. I'm willing to make an exception i ...more
Ajay K Pandey
Jan 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One more author in my fav list after CB and Dan Brown.

A book which I think can make any one lost in it. If one starts reading it, I bet can hardly stop for any reason or take a break... It’s a complete journey which takes u to all the mix baggage of emotion... I just couldn’t stop reading it once I picked it up, and am compelled to write this review.... I, being a regular reader of almost every upcoming novel, am today writing this at this time just coz the book deserves this.

No frill characters
Kiran Acharya
Apr 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The enticing prologue ensures that you are in for a great read. The author has beautifully described the blossoming friendship between Sandy, and Sunny.

The story is an action packed adventure full of twists and turns.

The book has some beautiful quotes.

“It’s beyond your consciousness that your soul lingers with the person you love and hence your mood will affect the one you love. This is the reason why you sometimes sense your moods changing mysteriously with no reason.”

Though the book could hav
Purba Chakraborty
My rating is 3.5

I loved the prologue of the book. It ensured me that I am in for a great reading experience and I am in no way, disappointed.
There are some extremely heart touching moments in the book, which would make your eyes clammy if you are an emotional person. The childhood love and friendship between Sunny and Sandy is something that will stay with you even after you finish the book. There are also some incredible twists and turns that makes this book an absolute page turner.
These thoug
Mukul Dev
I have read quite a few not so impressive Indian books recently. I wanted a change and I picked this book on kindle version. The author strikes the right chord from the first page. Very different way to start a romance fiction. It was a beautiful tale at the prologue, alright, but I wondered how it relates with the story. The author had not failed at that. The conversations are so beautifully written with lot of thought and depth. I love the dialogues.The childhood part is so cute, the parallel ...more
Himani Gupta
A beautiful love story blended with perfect emotions, thrill and Adventure. Wonderful narration. Recommended to all romance lovers.

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The book is quite interesting...i love reading it

The cover is quite attractive & reminds me same like Tum Hi Ho- Aashiqui 2
but here the story is different.
Saloni is a prostitute.

When Sandy -his only love- left him unannounced, Sunny turned into a misogynistic. Sunny's friend Imran tries to bring a change in Sunny's isolated life. The planned birthday surprise turns into a tragedy as Imran is killed. Sunny wants revenge,Saloni m
Feb 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very well-conceived story with interesting characters and a tantalizing pace. I couldn’t ask for more than that. The book was amazing. The story is interesting, cool and enjoyable. I loved the way it was written. Yes because it made me think through character analysis and it made me think throughout the story and it improved my reading skills. The prose is very strong technically, and the characters are comprehensive and believable. I thoroughly enjoyed the way the strands come together as the ...more
Priyanka Shama
It's awesome. The book finds a place in my favorites list. I love the way you have depicted Saloni. Synonymous to courage and intelligence, she does not fear the challenges that the mean world throws at her. I wish I had her courage. Pain and disappointments does not deteriorate her hope. I read her part again and again and still wish to read again. The author had beautifully portrayed the heart of a girl and the pain that hides beneath her smile. Though Saloni is my pick of the characters, all ...more
Feb 28, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book starts with an interesting prologue. When I wondered how that relates to the story, the author beautifully co-relates it with the story. The book is full of interesting ideas and thoughts. For instance, Saloni making her handkerchief into a pouch and tying it to her wrist. There are many witty one liners. Dialogues are really beautifully written and the conversations, especially between Sunny and Saloni are very special. It sucks you into it. The author makes no compromise with the plot ...more
Sylvia Benjamin
Jan 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: indian-fiction
The book started off like a routine love story, but surprised me as it went on. It's a love story. There is no doubt about it. Laced with thrills and chills, but the book offers more than just that. There are many subtle gems strewed through the story. Sister Teresa for instance. Her role carries little significance in the story, but it had influenced me a lot. I applaud the author for creating such a character which could inspire humanity. The language and the plot is awesome. The author does n ...more
Kumtee Das
Mar 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is been very interesting. The book is so gripping that it will suck you into it and won't let you off till you finish it. You will laugh, you will cry, you will love few characters, you will hate a few. You will literally feel the characters. Love was so beautifully portrayed, that you fall in love with it. There are no irrelevant characters, no unnecessary dragging. A fast mving tale. After reading this book I have been a fan of the author's writing and eagerly waiting for his next. ...more
Jayanthi Sriram
Apr 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book is infused with love, friendship, despair, retribution and redemption, a concoction of emotions. The story unfolds at a brisk space, with many twists and turns, one would have to try hard not to finish it at once. Characters are well described, however, elaborations of a few could have been kept tight, given their significance to the story.
Saloni is the most attractive feature of the book. She is a breath of fresh air, a rare blend of beauty, brain and heart, topped off with a thick lay
Pallavi Kumaran
Not the genre I usually read, but I must say that the story rather surprised me, considering the fact that it’s from a first time author. Not the love story that makes you feel warm inside after reading it, but the kind that you know will have a happy ending. It’s like a Chetan Bhagat story, written more as a movie than a book, a little too filmy to my taste. Hoping to see more books penned down by the author, which can set good examples of strong women who don’t resort to prostitution for all p ...more
Sridhar Raaj
Feb 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book. The characters are well etched, plot well woven, and story well written. It's a very tight plot and interesting read. I love the way the protagonists are characterized. I loved Saloni's character the most. The prologue anecdote was awesome. The switches to the childhood memories were deftly handled without killing the pace of the plot. It's a fast paced, gripping tale which will take you through the final pages with bated breath. Recommended for all the romance lovers and also th ...more
Zakir Hussain
This book is different from all other Indian books I have read. Different in a positive way. The story starts like a breeze, but as the story progresses, it turns into a storm, with unexpected events. The story is crisp and the conversations are mature and meaningful. As the story enters the second half it is very tight and takes you to the edge of your seats. It's minute by minute narration. It is evident that the author has done a lot of work and does have good potential. What works for the bo ...more
Sridevi Krishnamachari
Udai,an extremely talented author, replicts it in his first book. The emotional bondage between the characters are touching.The explanation for the thread of love is simply superb.The inner turmoil between sunny and saloni and their childhood memories are twined inbetween in an excellent manner.sunny's character corrects himself in his own thoughts for judging a person is absolutely well depicted.saloni, another marvellous character who respects others feelings is also a well depicted character ...more
Divya Nambiar
A walk in the rain, said the title of the book. Please not another mushy love story, I prayed. It did start like one. Oh… please no, I prayed. It was the line below the title that kept me going as it said- ‘A journey of love and redemption’. Love and redemption sounded like a lethal combination. To an extent it was. The fact that it was a romance thriller further fuelled my interest.

For a first time writer, he has done a good job. But I really would like to suggest that often, self publishing ha
Sarita Madhuri
If I had been granted the wish to live a fiction novel character, I'd choose to be Saloni. And I'm proud of it. What a girl, what a character. I can't get her out of my mind. The author should have toiled a lot to have created such a wonderful character. I loved her and loved to be her. She is a symbol of woman power. Also I loved the way the author has defined chastity. "Chastity is not an attribute of body, but soul" - The novel justifies the stance. I would recommend this book to all my frien ...more
May 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An interesting read.The narration of the author was impressive ..words transformed into images as I read it. Particularly ..tracing the killer's location without any idea on his whereabouts.. Sunny's venture into the dark building in search of Hari. Felt like a couple of characters were unnecessary and their intro could have been shortened howEVer towards the end ,their necessity appears to be jUStified. Appreciate the author for the descriptive narration without killing the curiosity.
Komal Rathore
I found this book to be extremely engaging and witty. The romance part is breezy and pleasant, the the thrill part is top notch. The author has put in extra effort to make the book trilling. He gets the sarcasm just right, perfect timing. He leaves no loose ends. A tight plot. It is a book that all youngsters can relate to. It is fast paced, and in sync with our time. It is full of unexpected turns and twists that keep you hooked till the end. Money well spent!
Jayasree B
Jan 05, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-library
A walk in the Rain is a feel good book. It has drama, romance, mystery, and thrill gushing through its pages. Udai Yadla has crafted a good plot and gotten a good book off of it.

The book is written in a style that switches between the past and the present. It does the author credit that he does this throughout the book very seamlessly.

Surya, or Sunny as he is known to his friends, is a system programmer. He doesn’t socialise much, a lingering effect of an indifferent father and secluded childhoo
Surabhi Sharma
Love is the only language which does not need words. The story is a journey of love and redemption. A story of true love which lasts for ages and never fades away; which pass the test of every season and came stronger every time. A long waiting which seems an eternity.

Surya is a timid and lonely boy who does not talk much and do not make friends. A fear of rejection encircled him every time. He buried himself in studies and avoids frolics going around. One day, a new student at the start of acad
Rakhi Jayashankar
A walk in a rain can be described in one sentence as a simple cute story. There are a lot of sub plots along with the main plot. The book is like a collection of short stories of Sunny,Sandy,Saloni,Pooja and Imran, which gets interconnected in the end to a nailbiting murder mystery. The one liner of the story is interesting. Author has adopted a simple narration, comprehensible to even the first time readers, which suits this YA romance.

Over all the narration is simple. The characters are develo
This is my first book review and glad to do it for this book.

Author makes us to get in sync into each character's track from the beginning , quite usual but had links between them that makes our hands to hold the book upright. Little illogical when complete story flips and narrows down to a day and interestingly unexpected plots bound within . it has all the hidden thoughts between the characters visible only to us and tempt us to break the bubbles wherever we feel it will.

Simple words and deep
Jun 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Touching love story with lots of twists. Enjoyed lot in reading and so interesting which made me to complete this book within a week itself.Good story narration, appreciate Udaikumar effort. Very opt for young generation and fully recommend this book for all young readers and people who love to read love thriller.

Some of the charecters could have been ignored, but they are not boring...Worth to read this book... Sandy and sunny are stil in my mind...Good climax...Waiting for Udai's next book...
Aparna Preethi
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Walk in the Rain
A journey of love and redemption

“Separation is the most painful test to measure the sustainability of love”
- By Udai Yadla

The story opens with the hero of the tale, Surya (Sunny) who is awaken by the rain drops, where the author lets us to wake up our hearts to the rhythmic arrangement of words. The character of Sunny is analyzed and related with his past life. We are further introduced to characters such as Sandy, Imran, Saloni, Pooja, Victor, Hari and some more forming the
Pallavi Sareen
3.5 stars
The book cover is pretty simple yet beautiful. The story however, is kinda like a movie. The guy-girl romance, get separated and the friends, villians and of course fights. So not much of a surprise there. I have to say this first so none of you take it in the wrong way. I liked this book. I flew through the pages, one after the other. I stayed up till 2 am reading until I finished it.
The characters were realistic, likeable. Sunny, the shy kid finds a friend in Sandy the bubbly girl. Th
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