Masoom Thrillers #1 (2016) by Nisar Masoom – Book Review

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Masoom Thrillers #1 features five short stories but not all of them are equally enjoyable. Henna, the first tale, is written well but its ending seemed abrupt. Witness Protection is quite superior to the afore-mentioned yarn. The main figure Val Slater is superbly depicted and the plot is fantastic, with a totally unpredictable conclusion.

The third entry, Ghosts of Iraq might’ve come across better as a screenplay, as the style in which it’s told is more like watching a movie than reading a piece of literature.

Valentines Night is the fourth part, and though it features intriguing major characters as well as entertaining dialogues, I found the central narrative to be foreseeable.

Red Carpet is the last but certainly not the least. It is the best part of this collection. And I hope that the author does come up with a sequel, or prolongs the word count to novella length at least. It’s one of the most horrific short stories that I’ve read in a long time.

Overall, Masoom Thrillers #1 is a must-read compilation for thriller and horror enthusiasts alike. Each yarn is not similar in terms of quality but they are all unputdownable reads. Nonetheless, if you’re not fond of the thriller or horror genre, then this might not be your cup of tea.

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