What does a Bollywood Superstar, an ACP in the police department and a Photojournalist have in common? Nothing, unless they are the characters of The Nidhi Kapoor Story, which is so well conceived by Saurabh Garg.
Published November 2014 by Grapevine India
Original Title: The Nidhi Kapoor Story
Edition Language: English
Setting: Mumbai (India)
PLOT: NIdhi Kapoor a top bollywood actress starts getting death threats. Attempts are made on her life and her set is burnt down. This high profile case is given to ACP Prakash Mohile. He takes the help of Rujuta, the photo journalist and soon they both realise that things are not what they seem. As they delve deeper into the mysteries of Ronak and the Kapoor clan, they realise what you see and what is real may not always be the same.
CHARACTERS: The book is about Nidhi Kapoor and the mystery that is her life. It is only befitting that she turns out to be the most memorable character of the book. She is the one that tall, and strong most of the times overshadowing everyone else. I could vividly imagine her and Nidhi made her presence felt always.
WHAT I LIKED: The book is divided into five parts, each part dealing with a new aspect of NIdhi’s life and brining a new revelation in the Prakash – Rujuta relation. The book is fast paced, and the edge of the seat thrilling narration, only adds to the twisted plot. The twists are such that you would not know they are coming and never expect them. The writing style reminded me in some places of Sidney Sheldon and James Patterson.
WHAT I DID NOT LIKE: Like every first edition, there are a few editing errors that are splattered across the book, that make you stop, when the one thing you don’t want to so is stop reading.
RATING: A twisted plot, thrilling narration, and memorable character makes for a winning thriller. The author does not shy away from the darkness that the book needs to create an impact. A must read for lovers of the genre, a must read for people who don’t like the genre too. I rate the book 4 out of 5 and is definitely worth the read.
The book is my personal copy. My opinions are honest and unbiased.