Friday, July 31, 2009

Review and Giveaway: A Circle of Souls

In this debut psychological thriller, A Circle of Souls by Preetham Grandhi, a young girl goes missing, and turns up days later. Janet Troy has been brutally murdered and her body has been displayed in an unusual and seemingly sacrificial way. FBI Special Agent Leia Bines, who has experience in cases involving children, has been called in to help find Janet’s killer.

At the same time, seven year old Naya Hastings has been taken to the psychiatric hospital to help her deal with some strange nightmares that cause Naya to sleepwalk (and almost jump off a balcony!). Dr. Peter Gram is assigned to Naya’s case, and is trying to help her get away from these terrifying dreams. Dr. Gram then realizes that Naya has an inside look into Janet Troy’s murder – Janet has been communicating with Naya in her dreams! Dr. Gram and Special Agent Leia Bines join forces to try and find Janet’s killer.

This novel contains so much more than just a man-hunt. The psychological aspects involving the children in the book, combined with some Indian beliefs, and an assortment of characters who are both necessary to the telling of the story and believable in their roles make this book a page turning novel. There were some surprises and a couple of twists I wasn’t expecting.

I wasn’t terribly surprised to find out who the killer was, however, that didn’t seem to take away from the story at all. The characters and the way that the story was told still kept me intrigued and wanting to see what happened next.

If you like psychological thrillers, I definitely recommend picking this one up!! In fact, I just realized it’s been a really long time since I did a giveaway!!!! All you have to do is leave a comment here on this post with your email address (if you don’t leave your email address, you comment will be deleted! I need to have a way to get a hold of you!!). The contest will run through Monday, August 10th, and I’ll pick a winner on Tuesday August 11th. Let’s say this contest is open to anyone who wants to enter! Good luck and happy reading!!!!

Check out A Circle of Souls website for more info about the book!!!


traveler said...

What a compelling novel which appeals to me greatly. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

bermudaonion said...

I do love psychological thrillers, so I'd love to be entered. Thanks for the giveaway. milou2ster(at)

Brooke Reviews said...

Just wanted to let you know I tweeted about your giveaway. :) This isn't an entry as I've already got a copy! hehe

Carol said...

I love psychological thrillers! This one sounds really good! Thank you for the giveaway!
Carol M
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brainella said...

I hate it when you do book reviews because I then want to read everything you talk about. Stop it! :-)

Have a great weekend!

Kat Bryan said...

Psychological thrillers are my favorite genre and this sounds like a good one.

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Gwendolyn B. said...

I'm scared but I'm curious. (I know, I know. I know all about what happened to the curious cat!)

Thanks for the chance!

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Jess said...

I love thrillers and I'm always on the look out for new authors to try so I'd love to win this. Please count me in for the giveaway. Thanks.

Anna said...

No need to enter me, as I just received the book. Just wanted to see what you thought. I've heard that it's easy to determine who the killer is, but most people seem to have enjoyed the book. Thanks for the review.

Diary of an Eccentric

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh wow, sounds intense. I'd love to try it out.

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Anita Yancey said...

This book sounds really good to me. I just love thrillers, they are my favorite books. Please enter me. Thanks for having this giveaway.


LuAnn said...

I love to read psychological thrillers and this sounds like a good one!
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Anonymous said...

Looks like a great book.

Allison said...

Sounds like an interesting book! I love psychological thrillers!

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Diane said...

This sounds really good. Hope to get a copy of this one.