07 May, 2015

#BookReview :: A Walk in the Rain by Udai Yadla

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. 

Sunny is a lovelorn guy who has turned misogynistic after Sandy, the love of his life left him hanging and walked out of his life. He never really got over her and lives a lonely life – one where he has no complaints yet isn’t truly living it. His friend Imran tries changing it all by giving him a surprise on his birthday. But soon things spiral for the worse and Sunny loses his friend to death in the process. Now bent on revenge, Sunny has no one to turn to for help except for Saloni, a prostitute. They hate each other but each have something that the other needs… with their entwined lives and an adventure up ahead, a lot can happen.

I have to say it… I love the title of the book and the cover is simplistic yet pretty.

The characters of this book have many hues. None of them are simple and each has a story that has led them to become the person they are. I loved the many layered characteristics in the characters, especially Saloni. Her story really touched me and also gave me hope in some ways. The book also shows that love comes into a person’s life at many stages and always in different forms…  The plot certainly has a lot to offer to its readers. It is not that of a typical romance nor a typical mystery. It combines both the flavours in a very balanced manner. My only issue with the book is its length. It could have been a 50-60 pages shorter had the author kept his narration shorter. There were places where it seemed that the author was rambling and dragging the story a bit.

However, this is an impressive debut with lots of emotion and action in the novel. I hope the author will write more in the near future as he has some potential and only needs a bit of fine-tuning with his narration.

Review Copy received from the Author


  1. Interesting premise. Seems like a mash up of a number of genres.

  2. Seems like an interesting plot, Thanks for the review..

  3. Nice cover, the story sounds great, loved your review!