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    JACOB HILLS (English, Paperback, Dhanker, Ismita Tandon)

    JACOB HILLS  (English, Paperback, Dhanker, Ismita Tandon)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS
    • ISBN: 9789350296493, 9350296497
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    An unloved woman is a soft target, anyone can hit her, have her. It's just another evening at the Tiller's Club. Near the bar, Capt. Rana, the Young Officer undergoing training at the War College stands among his course mates, consciously avoiding his pregnant, Muslim wife, Heena. Rumour has it she had forced him to marry her because of the baby. Saryu, village belle turned modern babe, drink in hand, chats up a YO. Her husband, Maj. Vikram Singh, shoots angry glances at her. She isn't bothered; the question is, who will she go home with tonight? Pam and Gary, the flamboyant Sikh couple, chat merrily with the senior officers, charming as ever. Who'd ever guess that they lead the infamous Key Club, an underground swinger couples' club. And in one corner stands the Anglo-Indian wife of Maj. George Chandy, Eva, who finds herself at the heart of a murder mystery when a woman's bleeding body is discovered at the old church under the black cross. The murdered woman's body is covered with cigarette burns. A six-year-old girl's wrist is similarly marked. Another little girl shows signs of severe abuse. Jacob Hills: an army station that houses the War College where young officers receive training. A world of army officers and genteel conversation, of smart men and graceful women. Set in the 1980s - in an India that was at the cusp of tradition and Westernized modernity - this is the story of the ugliness that lies beneath the garb ofJacob Hills's beauty and sophistication. An ugliness the Chandys find themselves confronted with. Will they uncover the truth behind the woman's murder? Will their love survive Jacob Hills?
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    Highly Recommended!

    Jacob Hills left me speechless, mesmerized and dazed! I kept looking in thin air at 4:50 am in the morning, with my mind...gone back in years!

    In just 268 pages...I got this chance to re-live and peep into the Army life once again! As a daughter of a serving Col in the Army, I had met all kinds of people and had always wondered 'WHY' people behave the way they do? Was it so difficult for adults to understand the difference between being ethical and unethical?

    But after reading the individua...
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    Mamta Verma

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    17 Jun, 2013

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    A great read

    The book makes you think. All the different perspectives give you an insight into the world that a lone narrator could not have managed. It is a delicate topic, especially with all that's been in the news lately and it has been handled carefully and I guess, correctly.

    Despite being a mystery at its core, the book is a lot less about finding the culprit and a lot more about what's bubbling underneath it. Ray Bradbury said that a good story is a metaphor, or something to that effect, and this...
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    Priya D

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    12 Jun, 2013

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    One time read !!

    Its a decent book. Best part about is that language is simple and book can be completed fast. Decent mystery.
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    Aditya Modi

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    20 Jan, 2015

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    Interesting Style of Narration - Fair Read

    I ordered the book after reading through the many positive reviews from my fellow readers at flipkart. I would say, the style of narration was very interesting and so were the characters. However, the atrocities accounted seem to be larger than life. Being an army child myself, I wonder if all this ever happens in a unit.
    Nevertheless, the book is a fair read if you are looking for a quick read. However, the content is not 100% convincing to me.
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    Tushar SINGH

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    26 Oct, 2014

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    Worth five hours of your life!

    Read it in 5 straight hours and that itself tells how much I was soaked into it. A very different type of novel amidst the mediocre ones, I'd say. Characterization was brilliant and the narrative part was very refreshing. Already looking forward to more works from this author.
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    Vishal B

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    12 Oct, 2013

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    A book that you shouldn't miss!

    A good thriller..It is a book which has so many dimensions to it.Each and every character is portrayed in an unique way.A must read for people who enjoy reading a new plot filled with different types of emotions.
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    Ayisha thasleem

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    17 Aug, 2013

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    Brilliant.Enjoyed every page!

    Really enjoyed reading the book.
    Just couldn't keep the book down.All the characters - and they're a delightfully mixed bunch - are well drawn and real.
    In short, this is a brilliant tale very well told. The most enjoyable book I've read this year and very highly recommended indeed.
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    Mallika Bakshi

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    18 Jul, 2013

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    Without any second thoughts, go for the book!

    Like the dogs Bozo and Bullet, she and he and his favourite game, to kiss and burn. He’s a coward and a cowards always stabs in the back. She is found dead with cigarette burns on her body in an old abandoned church in Jacob Hills. Eva, who has moved recently to Jacob Hills with her husband Maj. George Chandy, finds her bleeding badly, admits her in the hospital with the help of Maj. Alex, where she breathes the last. No one is able to identify who the woman is and so she is cremated at gover...
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    Saravana%20Kumar Murugan

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    18 Jul, 2013

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    Great book!

    The book was crisp, pacy and a great read. I enjoyed it thoroughly! Ismita is a wonderful writer... I follow her blog and have read her first book too. She is great at writing Multiple POV stories.. !

    Can't wait for her next book! Pick it up for a read..You won't regret!
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    Nabanita Dhar

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    15 Jul, 2013

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    A Fast Paced Read

    Jacob Hills is one of those books which you find trouble putting down. The plots come together seamlessly and only go to underline the main theme of the book a little more. Women - her strengths and mostly her weaknesses.
    It is easy to identify oneself with the characters in the book. For the rest of them you are left bewildered and shocked! One does tend to wonder whether it is actually as harsh as the story goes within the armed forces.
    Overall, it was after a very long time of searching ...
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    Kriti Mukherjee

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    10 Jul, 2013

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