The Right Time by Danielle Steel- Review


Book Name          - The Right Time
 Author                 - Danielle Steel
 Publisher              - Pan Macmillan UK
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Review

Danielle Steel never fails to endear the reader with her effortless narration and touching storyline. The Right Time is the tale of Alexandra a.k.a Alex.

Alex is born to a young mother who is not ready to accept her child much less her husband. Her father brings her up post the separation of her parents. Despite being not available, Alex loves her mother and is shocked to learn the news of her demise. Alex tries to bring the pieces back together with the help of her father, who introduces her to the world of crime thrillers. Slowly she gets absorbed to the world of gory crimes and starts writing herself.  Her happiness doesn't have much life as her father is diagnosed with Alzheimer and she is left to take care of her dad and at the age of fourteen she is orphaned. Next innings of her life starts at a convent under the guidance and care of the nuns. Alex starts writing under the pen name of Alexander Green because she didn't want to compete the prejudistic world to think that hers books won't be good as she is a woman. Further the readers are taken to the dream world of thrills, love, passion and the excitement of leading a dual life. 

The style of narration, character craft and the pace of the book don't need much mention as it is Danielle Steel and she has that mettle which give minimum guarantee in the book. Nonetheless the too good to be true, 'Miss Goody Two Shoes' protagonist in the book, like many of her other books is a put off. Her various relationships with different shades are depicted well. Author has taken a dig on the judgmental mentality of the world towards the female authors who write crime thrillers. The challenges that Alex go through are also thrilling as well as engaging. The pace of the book drops after her marriage and struggles to gain momentum and further it seems like author is trying hard to harness the whole plot into the climax.


Verdict
Overall the book is a decent entertainer

Scenario:   4 /5
Narration    : 4.5/5
Character   :  4/5
Entertainment Quotient: 4/5

This review is in return of a free book from the publisher  



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