Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara. Book review

Enlightening

Strange Alliances

Book cover with painted eye on a bright yellow background

Jai is addicted to reality cop shows and is itching to put all the theory he’s learned into action. When local children begin to go missing Jai, along with his best friends the very bright Pari and loyal Faiz, launches himself into some serious detective work. But having to work with distraught parents, an insouciant police force, getting at the truth is not going to be easy and fraught with danger.

This interesting novel blends childish perception with worldly wisdom, as well as adventure with the very real peril in India of child abduction.

Through the eyes of enthusiastic and determined Jai, the reader is able to experience the slums of Dehli through all its sights, sounds, smells and tastes.

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line is an immersive experience, both joyful, heart-warming, heart-breaking and terrifying.

If there was ever an effective way to make the rest of the world…

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