Shanti Memorial: A trip to the dark side of the human mind
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 12:58 IST
Shadaab Khan, son of late actor Amjad Khan, makes his debut as a writer with 'Shanti Memorial', a psychological thriller that also has a horror element.

In his maiden venture, Shadaab has clubbed his two novellas, Roselyn and Hariya, which were also in the psycho-horror genre.

The plot of the novel revolves around two serial killers who find themselves incarcerated in Shanti Memorial, a centre for psychotic criminals with violent records.

Amongst the main characters, Raju is a contract killer who was given an assignment to murder Dr Percy Zorabian who lives in a huge house named Roselyn.

At the outset, Raju is confident that the doctor is an easy prey but later finds out that he's a deranged person who's clever enough to beat him at his own game.

The other protagonist, Hariya is a homicidal maniac who wants to chronicle his adventures in a diary that he believes will be a trophy of his twisted deeds.

Khan has worked to create a plot with its share of chilling moments. The novel is targeted at the young metro audience.

The setting of the novel gives scope for some humour as well. The style of story-telling is interesting. The writer hopes that his first venture is one that readers find to be an absorbing one.
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