Thursday, August 6, 2009
A Circle of Souls
Unlike other books I've read and reviewed which are offered by publishing companies and publicists, I was contacted directly by the author of A Circle of Souls. I read the description and decided to give this first time author a chance and I was not disappointed.
A Circle of Souls weaves together two main storylines - one involves Naya, a young girl that is hospitalized for a psych evaluation after having nightmares that are prompting her to try to 'fly' off her balcony; the other is the brutal and bizarre murder of a young girl. The switching between the two main plots is seamless even when the story is told from the point of view of the slaaf (a word I had to look up in the dictionary). A Circle of Souls will have you on the edge of your seat; it's a book that I didn't want to put down when it was bedtime.
A Circle of Souls is a murder/crime mystery, a paranormal thriller and even a medical drama all mixed in one book. If you are easily offended by non-Christian faith's beliefs and practices, this book is not for you. But if you're not, then this book will keep you turning the pages until the very end.
About the Author:
Preetham Grandhi, M.D. immigrated to the United States from Bangalore, India to pursue a career in child and adolescent psychiatry. After his graduation from Yale he has been the chief of service for House 5 at Bronx Children’s Psychiatric Center. He is devoted to helping young children gain insight into their emotional and behavioral needs and empowers them to maximize their inner potential. He also has a private practice and resides in Westchester County, New York, with his family.