Friday, February 26, 2016

#301 : Threading the Needle (Roma Series Book 3) by Gabriel Valjan : Review

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GENRE: Fiction - Thriller

NUMBER OF PAGES: 366

FORMAT: Digital

SERIES / STANDALONE: Roma Series Book #3

HOW I GOT THIS BOOK: Review copy from the writer as a part of a book by iRead Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. Thanks guys!

REVIEW:
Being the third book in the series, I had grown accustomed to the writer’s style and knew what to expect. Undoubtedly, the story exceeded my expectations again. This book was a bit different from the first two. The writer detailed Italy’s political history and its struggle with Mafia. I’ve always been enchanted by this country’s culture, reading about the politics and the mafia through this story was pretty insightful.

This part of the series follows Bianca’s “adventures” back in Italy. She is back with her “boyfriend” Dante. In this story though, Farrugia is the actual star. The story at one points turns all about him and his history with the Mafia. A college student is murdered during his meet with Bianca who seems to be investigating yet another financial scadal of sorts this time. Loki, her online friend warns her to stay away which obviously doesn’t obey. Things take a nasty turn when another murder happens, one that has a potential to end Farrugia’s career. What follows is a story of  Farrugia’s “Fate”.

With slick writing, this book was an interesting read. Politics and history are potentially snore worthy combination if not present properly. The writer surprised me by presenting both the subjects in an interesting manner. The historical and political part of Italian Mafia blended well with the story, making the story a over all well written read. Given that I’m already acquianted well with the characters, this book was a comfortable read for me. Yet, the writer did manage to surprise me by bringing out different shades in the core characters. For instance, Bianca seemed a bit edgy and has trust issues. It felt a bit comical when Farrugia takes up Yoga to relive his stress.

MY SAY: Yet another perfect thriller by this writer. Not surprising at all!
RATING:
PLOT: 4/5
CHARACTERISATION: 4/5
NARRATION: 4/5
BOREDOM QUOTIENT: 1/5 (Lower the better)
OVERALL RATING:4/5
AUTHOR LINKS: Website 
BOOK LINKS: Amazon

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