Love is elixir that keeps you alive. Love is poison that kills you. Unreciprocated love keeps you alive but kills everyday.

A tale of love and redemption “A walk in the rain” takes its readers through a journey of romance and action packed thriller which is no less than a film experience. Though the title and the book cover gives a very pleasant and romantic feel, it would actually surprise you as the story unfolds.

Surya alias ‘Sunny’ was a lonely, timid boy who lives a reclusive life. Fear of rejection and low self esteem restricted him to solitude. His world of imagination and memories from past was the only doorway to his happiness where he seek peace and pleasure.

On the other hand Sandhya alias ‘Sandy’ is a bubbly girl, full of life who befriends Sunny but leaves him unannounced.

Saloni is bold and an intelligent girl. Circumstances force her into the trade of flesh but she still tries to hold on to her values, dignity and self respect regardless of her profession of prostitution.

Sunny was a loner due to his deserted childhood. Sandy came as a ray of sunshine in his life but soon he was left heartbroken as she leaves unannounced. Sunny’s 14 yr old heart had endured lot of grief, but the departure of Sandy was unbearable for him and the shock pulled him back to emotional hibernation.

While Sunny was still trying to come to terms with the depart of the only person he ever loved. Imran, his friend makes a surprise visit on his birthday and promises to change his life for good but least did he know that his spoken words “tonight’s going to be the life changing night for you” will soon turn into an ugly reality. Imran gets killed that night and vengeance becomes the only mission of Sunny’ life. Misogynist Sunny hated even the sight of the prostitute Saloni who he thought was the reason for his bad fate but she agrees to help him in exchange of money.

This sets the two on the journey of life and death. Will they survive or perish in the pursuit of vengeance? 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 which keeps you guessing with each twist and turn. I felt the elaborate narration of the action sequences and characters involved bored me a bit.
The book makes a good read for young readers who enjoy reading relationship drama, romantic adventures or action thrillers.

Being a debut author Udai Yadla has done a great work with his simple way of writing. He keeps the  story moving with engaging characters and beautifully brings out the intense emotions of love, pain and hatred. My reading experience would have been more enjoyable if the story didn’t move back and forth (in past and future) every now and than as I felt it interrupted the flow a few times leaving me confused as a reader.

My overall experience of reading and reviewing ‘A walk in the rain’ was good and I am glad I chose a book by a debut author for my debut book review from watermelon.

Quotes from the book

People may not be strong enough to resist the fate, but it is the test of character to retain the quintessential purity of soul. Don’t be hasty to judge people with their appearance, profession, association or for that matter any incidents that convict them…. For, first look can be deceiving”

“Separation is the most painful test to measure the sustainability of love”

I found the above quotes very inspiring and meaningful as it very much relates to our real life situations.

About the Author

Udai Yadla is a writer by Passion, Mechanical engineer by education and Software engineer by Proffession. He has been associated with TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) for over 10 years and has been nominated for Forbes India Celebrity 100 list for year 2015. “A Walk in the Rain is his debut fiction novel published by Kyron publications.

‘ I received a copy from Writersmelon in exchange for an honest and unbiased review ‘

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