The Bandit Queens by Parini Shroff

The Bandit Queens

Parini Shroff

352 pages first pub 2023 (editions)

fiction literary thriller challenging dark funny medium-paced

Description

A young Indian woman finds the false rumors that she killed her husband surprisingly useful – until other women in the village start asking for her help getting rid of their own husbands – in this razor-sharp debut.Five years ago, Geeta lost her n...

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Community Reviews Summary of 615 reviews

Moods

funny 82%
dark 64%
emotional 34%
adventurous 32%
tense 27%
hopeful 23%
challenging 20%
inspiring 20%
mysterious 19%
reflective 17%
informative 13%
sad 12%
lighthearted 11%

Pace

medium 70%
fast 22%
slow 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 64% | Character: 25% | Plot: 9%

Strong character development?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 68% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 89% | No: 6% | It's complicated: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 22% | No: 12%

Average rating

4.14

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