Published August 4, 2018: ‘Tied to Deceit’ is selected for Kirkus Review’s 18 Great Indie Books Worth Discovering list. Check the list here.

“A remarkable whodunit that’s as sharp as it is concise.
Brar enhances her taut murder mystery with an engaging setting that effectively incorporates the local culture. The smart, believable denouement will have readers looking forward to Brar’s next endeavor.” -Kirkus Reviews


“A literary mystery saga that includes far more depth and psychological and cultural insights than your typical murder mystery’s scenario.”-D. Donovan, Midwest Book Review

“Tied to Deceit definitely is a book to recommend to crime fiction fans, especially if you love ‘’who dunnit’’ mysteries!”-San Francisco Book Review 

“This book, more literary than traditional crime fiction, is intricated plotted, filled with dark motives, ordinary lives and richly textured characters. In Tied to Deceit, the author creates a riveting story with her sharp characterizations and keen sense of irony that will keep readers engaged from start to finish. Fans of psychological suspense, along with lovers of brilliant whodunits, will love this complex story.”  – The Prairies Book Review

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On a drizzly August morning, the inhabitants of the hill town of Sanover, Himachal Pradesh, wake up to the shocking news of the murder of the exquisite, secretive, malicious, and thoroughly immoral Devika Singh.

As Superintendent of Police Vishwanath Sharma begins to sift through the hidden secrets of Devika Singh’s life, it becomes evident that everyone who knew her seems to have a clear-cut motive for killing her.

Faced with the investigation of a crime that appears to have as many suspects as there are motives, Vishwanath Sharma probes the sinister web spun around a tangle of lies and deception.

Set in a fictional town, Sanover, India and introducing Superintendent of Police Vishwanath Sharma and Sub-inspector Arjun Rawat, Tied to Deceit is a sophisticated whodunit of unseen twists.

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