one arranged murder book review

In this post, I am writing a book review of the latest murder mystery book  by Chetan bhagat “one arranged murder

Murder mystery book


A murder mystery book

One Arranged Murder is a sequel to The Girl in Room 105, Chetan Bhagat’s earlier launch. It is a thriller novel that offers an incident within the lives of newbie detectives – Keshav and Saurabh. This is a Typical Chetan bhagat guide and has a reasonably tight narrative  It is a gripping murder mystery book within the backdrop of an arranged marriage.


The story opens on the very day of Karva Chauth and Saurabh goes over to Prerna’s place and goes up to the terrace the place she is meant to be ready to see him and the moon and break her quick. But upon reaching the terrace, Prerna is nowhere to be discovered. Turns out Prerna has fallen off the terrace and died. While lots of people consider it to be an accident.  Keshav, Saurabh, and some others strongly consider it to be a homicide and the duo are decided to resolve the case. The story is true to its Indian setting and captures the day-to-day life in Delhi beautifully.

About Characters, Pace, and Writing style

  • Characters are crafted and described well. The Judgemental Keshav, the foodie Saurabh, an egotistical cop Singh, the joint Malhotra household with totally different shades of gray and pink.
  • There is plenty of mystery constructing from every chapter.
  • The story strikes at a steady and quick pace, with no boring component.
  • The plot is nicely knitted with a murder mystery puzzle
  • Writing is easy and you’ll read it in a single or two sittings. The phrases used are simple and straightforward to read.

Strong Point

  • The Story is full of unexpected twists, turns, secrets, discoveries, and more
  • The murder was very nicely executed.
  • The climax is also executed splendidly and flawlessly.
  • There are many characters positioned nicely that increase the fun and suspense.

Weak Point

  • There are few pop-culture and political references that add nothing to the plot.
  • The story is a convincing one, however with little glitches right here and there.
  • There is a lot of body-shaming within the book.
  • Elaborated pointless descriptions of sure plotlines utterly different from the narrative.


Overall, It is a good read. The book is a typical Chetan Bhagat book with a convincing murder mystery. It is An interesting murder mystery book that will hook you till the end except for a few cliche parts. It’s beginners friendly. Recommended for a quick and light read.

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