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A Diary Of Crime Stories: Gut-wrenching Stories of Colourful Characters & Shocking Twists

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• Did or didn’t a 5-year-old boy, who cannot hear or speak, witness a murder? And if he did, how dangerous can it become for him?

• CCTV cameras prove that a robbery was committed by a young analyst. But if she didn’t, then who did it?

• Love brings together hearts, true! But did you know it could destroy lives too?

What is a diary? It can be described as a personal book or even a safe space in which one can record one’s experiences, thoughts and ideas of both one’s outer and inner worlds. What is around us affects us. One aspect of outer world includes crime. This can take many forms: assault of all types, murder, and even fraud. Be it a differently-abled child or a woman undergoing domestic abuse, obsessive love that can lead to fraud and breakup of lifelong friendships or then honour killing - because you are not allowed to decide whom you can love and marry. Be it a modern world, urban or rural, every crime story affects us collectively.

This Diary Of Crime Stories is a collection of 3 gut-wrenching crime-reads that will leave you on the edge of your seat, with their colourful characters and shocking twists & turns, asking for more.

36 pages, Kindle Edition

Published December 12, 2019

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Sonia Rao

7 books23 followers
Sonia Rao is a writer, editor, TEDx speaker and an award-winning blogger. Her fiction has appeared in many prestigious anthologies such as Voices Old & New, Jest Like That (edited by renowned editor-writer Shinie Antony) and Hellcats:Anthology which is compiled and edited by well-known author-filmmaker Kate Pickford.

As NaNoWriMo’s Municipal Liaison for all-India and founder of the Wrimo India group on Facebook, Sonia has motivated thousands of people in India to write a novel every November since 2011. She has also curated and edited the first Wrimo India Anthology, Vengeance—A Sting In Every Tale.

Sonia likes to believe she is ‘high-minded’ but strangely, her fave hobby is thinking up torture devices for those autorickshawallahs who consider the roads to be their personal spittoon. Who knew?

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351 reviews22 followers
December 19, 2019
Three short thrillers with different flavours, different settings and different themes.

The hour that I spent with this book was engaging and thrillilng and also making you think about relationships and thought process.

Looking forward to more stories from the author.

If you have an hour to spare and want to spend time reading stories that thrill you then pick this one.
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Author 1 book29 followers
December 22, 2019
Three short stories. Three different and brain-teasing stories that keep the reader hooked from line one until the very end.

Three unique stories, great twists, and turns, use of simple language and fast-paced plot are all the plus points of Sonia’s writing.

A Diary Of Crime Stories: Gut-wrenching Stories of Colourful Characters & Shocking Twists is a must-read by one and all if you want to have a good suspenseful short read.
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73 reviews3 followers
December 18, 2019
Crimes are increasing day by day - few are revealed while few are buried.

What do you do when you see a crime? Do you raise your voice or be a part of it?

A Diary of Crime Stories is a beautifully crafted collection of three different stories. Each story is independently loaded with a different scenario related to crime.

The First Story – Humpty Dumpty Sat On The Wall is narrated from a baby’s POV who is dumb and deaf. The author has brilliantly exhibited the beauty of a child’s world. They are happy and have their version of it.

The Second Story is Mirror Image – A friendship turned into hatred and animosity to an extend of landing the protagonist behind bars.

The Third Story – The Day Blood flowed Like Water – Depicts love between two siblings; when traditions and customs weighed higher than human love.

My Favorite of all is Humpty – Dumpty, lively and had a feel of viewing from the child’s👀 eyes. 🕵️‍♀️The language is simple and lucid.
🕵️‍♀️Each story covered different socio-crime.
🕵️‍♀️The cover of the book is dark and eye-catchy.
🕵️‍♀️The writing style is crisp and thought-provoking.

I was a little disappointed as it ended early. With less than 40 pages, it is a quick and fast read.

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5
Happy Reading!😊
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Author 6 books6 followers
December 17, 2019
Crisp, pacy short stories which are a refreshing take on what could happen in the day to day life.. my favourite would be Humpty Dumpty.. The third story is another take on a cliched topic but gives out a new situation. You feel for the characters in all three stories.. Your heart goes out to Kishan especially from the third story who has to go through the most unfortunate of situations. Overall a must read!!
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33 reviews1 follower
February 20, 2020
The book is unputdownable, Right from the word go, it sucks you inside like the strongest magnet and stays with you even after the last word. I read the book in a single sitting.
The first few lines are one of the best I have ever read. Humpty Dumpty sat on the wall...
If you like crime stories full of gut wrenching suspense this one is definitely for you!
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February 11, 2020
The Format Of This Quick Read Is What Makes This Crime & Suspense Thriller Such An Exciting Read.
The Very Fact That The Author Sonia Rao Has Neatly Packed In Three Assorted Stories Into This Short Read That Spans Across All Of 36 Pages Between The Covers Makes It A Taut Read As It Keeps The Reader Captivated Right From The Very Word Go Till The Curtain Falls With Not A Single Dull Moment To Distract The Readers Attention.
Each Of The Three Short Stories Offer The Readers A Different Flavour To Savour And Then Ponder Over As To How Chillingly True To Life The Plots Actually Are Reflecting Crime In All It’s Ugliness.
That’s The Reason Why This Tale Gives A Feel Of A Personal Diary Spilling Out A Different Tale That’s Chilling & Horrendous In Equal Measure.
Should This Be Your First Read From Sonia Rao Then It Could Actually Leave You Craving For More Books Penned By Her In The Days Ahead.
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