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And the Roses Bled review: Pause, you, who read this, And think for a moment, Of the long chain of iron or gold, Of thorns or flowers, That would never have bound you, But for the formation of the first link on the memorable day…

Plot summary: Alisha and Nina planned for a fun-filled day. They spend their day together, but all of a sudden Nina disappears and never returned. What happened to Nina remains a mystery, until Nina herself comes to reveal to her sister. What happened to Nina? How has she disappeared? How did Alisha unearths it forms the 222 pages of suspense come thriller.

Author: Mehak Daleh

Published by: Fingerprint

Pages: 222 (Paperback)

Price: 227/- Buy now

Goosebumps review: A perfect mystery to try. Goosebumps moments through out the novel. It is simple yet a powerful dosage of mystery and horror. Might feel spooky if you read it in night time. A must pick if you love thrillers

Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)


And the Roses Bled book review

Thrillers are special in so many ways. They keep the readers hooked up till the last page. Mastering thrillers in your debut is a tough row to hoe. Mehak Daleh has taken the paddles and did it with perfection.

And the Roses Bled is simple yet a powerful dosage of mystery and horror. The tale is gripping as well as emotional. Mehak didn’t waste time to sail us into the story. The plot unfolds in a jiffy. Right from the rose garden to the climax the story doesn’t deviate anywhere.

The horror element is handled well, especially in the second half of the novel. Though the first is slow comparing the second, it doesn’t bore anywhere. Rather the first is played the major role in the plot.

Once Nina appeared for the second time the story is unstoppable. Till the climax the story travels at a gripping phase. The story is narrated from Alisha’s perspective. Mehak has done a great job in capturing the emotion of Alisha. One might find the actual emotions of Alisha through Mehak’s words.

Apart from the plot, the usage of the words are Mehak’s trademark. She has used simple, yet impressive words to describe scenes. The lucid language makes it a perfect pick for a thriller. A must read for Thriller and mystery lovers.


A perfect pick, because
  • Mystery and the spooky elements handled to perfection
  • Usage of words is great
  • One of the best thrillers in the recent times by a debutant
  • Emotional parts
  • Second half of the plot
May not work if you don’t like
  • Spooky stories

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