Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Book Review : A Walk in the Rain by Udai Yadla

Book- A Walk in the Rain

Author- Udai Yadla

Genre- Fiction (Romance/Thriller)

Publisher- Kyron Publications

Pages- 234

Price- 199


Love is elixir that keeps you alive. Love is poison that kills you. Unreciprocated love keeps you alive but kills every day.
Heartbroken Sunny lives a reclusive life, trapped in the past, living in his memories. He has no complaints about his life but refuses to embrace the present.
Saloni is a prostitute who is desperate to earn money by any means. She does not care about exploiting others to fulfill her purpose.
Fate unites the loner and the prostitute to embark on a life changing journey of retribution and self-discovery.
Lovelorn Sunny turns misogynistic after Sandy, the only girl he loved walks away from his life, unannounced. He suffers painful solitude for almost two decades with the relentless haunting of her thoughts. A distressed friend Imran, vows to change his life forever. A surprise planned for his birthday turns into a tragedy that claims the life of his dear friend, triggering a series of unbelievable events. As Imran gets killed by a stranger, Sunny's calm life suddenly turns into a turbulent storm. With nothing left to live for, vengeance becomes his ultimate mission. His reluctant alliance with a prostitute to trace the killer sets him onto a nerve racking adventure of life and death.
Both are bound to a common goal with different motives but destiny has its own motive. A walk in the rain is an intricate tale of intense emotions, driven by hair raising twists and turns.


This book is not very different, the story would sound a little bit heard, a little bit seen and a little bit over dramatic. The first impression of this book on my mind was not very good because the story was scattered here and there in bits and pieces. The author tried his best to be as clear as he could but the dates, time and the flashbacks didn’t work collectively.

The blurb is really interesting and a reader who is into a mixture of romantic thriller genre can pick this book without thinking twice. Also the cover picture and title are easy to connect with and are really catchy. But does the book manage to impress with its content?

Plot is very loose and not at all working in a positive way for the book. A novel is meant to be elaborative but here the book was sounding more like a movie script which was moving in haste. There were no highly thoughtful illustrations, scenarios or incidents. By this what happened is that it became hard to imagine and relate to whatever was happening. The plot opened up quite easily, leaving no path for a reader to follow on his/her own.

Coming on the characters, there were a huge amount of them, not all were useful but some were. If I name them then I liked Saloni, she was a very brave face and I loved how she carried herself throughout. The good thing was that there were no regrets in her but later when she was in dilemma of which path to follow she lost her trait and there is where I felt offended. I won’t make this review full of spoilers but it was important to highlight.

Sunny was not that amazing. I couldn’t relate with him or his thoughts. Actually he represented a male chauvinist herd. So it was evident to not relate with him but maybe it was necessary for the book. But I don’t think likewise.

The writing quality of the author is good, not extraordinarily well though. But for a debut author Udai has done a good work. He has maintained a nice flow in the whole book, he has worked nicely on the narration, the dialogues I thought could have been better.

There were minimal errors in the book which helped in a smooth flow. The vocabulary also was not highly decorative, which blended well with the easy-going story.

Starting of the book was boring, I couldn’t relate with anything. The middle portion was comparatively nice because there was a lot of action going on and this portion gave a good amount of time to grasp all that was happening. The ending was disastrous. I couldn’t relate with it at all. The main downfall was naming of the chapters. The author freely named them which helped me to decode what was going to happen in the chapter and that is not good.

Why would anybody do that, that too in the end of the novel? I also didn’t like the way Pooja’s story was collaborated in the main tale. There were just few splashes here and there. I think this was an important part and should have handled with care and a bit more largely.

  • ·         “Having a fool as an accomplice is more dangerous than having hindered clever enemies.”
  • ·         “It’s beyond your consciousness that your soul lingers with the person you love and hence your mood will affect the one you love. This is the reason why you sometimes sense your mood change mysteriously with no reason.”


For naive readers this book can be a good Sunday pick. It is a quick read and will surely help in your Goodreads challenge only if you could connect with the tale.

About the author-

Udai Yadla is a passionate author and poet. Mechanical engineer by education, Software engineer by profession, Writer by passion. Owing to his job, he travelled to various cities, socializing with people of different cultures. He cultivated interest in learning more about people, which perhaps enticed him into the study of human psychology. His interest in psychology is evident in his writings. His first book 'A walk in the rain' is widely appreciated equally by critics and peers. He has been nominated for Forbes India Celebrity 100 List. He is the most sought after author among young breed of authors. He is currently working on his next novel, which is a psychological thriller.

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