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Circle of Souls by Preetham Grandhi

September 3rd, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books

circleofsouls

Thanks to Preetham for the chance to review this book.

I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars

Description from Amazon.com: The 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.

This book gave me goosebumps reading it.  The story opens up with the gruesome murder of a young girl and we follow the investigation of her murder as well as a doctor’s, Peter, challenge in diagnosing another girl’s, Naya, apparent sleep disorder.  We slowly come to see how the two are related and as the story progressed it was both chilling and touching to see the developing relationship between Peter and Naya as they come to terms with the cause of her night time wanderings.

All the characters in this book were enjoyable.  Even the ones you come to loathe served their purpose and were an integral part of the story.  There was only one thing I did not care for in the story was the apparent love interest between Peter and the FBI investigator, Leia.  I did not feel like it fit into the story and almost seemed tossed in at the end just for the sake of having a romance in it.  It did not seem to really serve any purpose to the overall story line.  Other than that this was a great story that keeps you hooked until the end.

Posted in 4 Star Books, Books, General Fiction, Mystery

9 Responses

  1. Page

    I have a copy of this book as well and can’t wait to read it! It seems to fall into my category of books I typically love to read, so I jumped at the chance to review it. Glad to hear you enjoyed it!

  2. dsuzuki

    Page-hope you enjoy it! I was a little iffy on it when I first saw the blurb but totally got into it.

  3. Sheila Deeth

    I really enjoyed this book too. Different and thought-provoking. I guess I didn’t have a problem with the “love interest” since that was different too.

  4. Jennifer

    This sounds like a novel I would like.

  5. Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit)

    I’ve seen a few reviews of this around the blogoshpere…sounds like a good read.

  6. Alayne

    I also have this book and am enjoying it so far. Nice review!

  7. dsuzuki

    Sheila-For me the love interest just didn’t seem to serve much purpose to the story but it was still a great book.
    Jennifer, Serena-It definitely was interesting.
    Alayne-Glad you are enjoying it!

  8. Brenda Rupp

    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

    Dancealert at aol dot com

  9. Brenda Rupp

    Am a follower through google reader

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