Review of WHITE SMOKE – THE MISSING SHIMLA GIRL by Nikhil Mahajan

Title : White Smoke

Tagline : The missing Shimla girl

Author : Nikhil Mahajan

Genre : Romantic Thriller

No.of pages : 147

Price : Rs. 175/- (Grab it for Rs. 139/- from Amazon)

Format : Paperback, Kindle edition

Publishers : Srishti Publishers & Distributors

Blurb :

Virat studies in a renowned boarding school in Shimla. But behind the façade of a happy teenager is a disturbed child trying to fight the pain of his mother’s death and his father’s ignorance. Neither love nor friends seem to be of any help. That’s when he finds a picture in a library book, which changes his life forever. 

In trying to find the truth behind the girl in the picture, he stumbles upon dirty secrets and a scandal that shocks him. 

Meanwhile in Delhi, a CID officer and Police Inspector Mathur are trying to unravel the mystery behind the gruesome murders of two influential families that seem to be connected to the mysterious girl in the picture. 

Will Virat be able to find the mysterious girl or lose himself on the way? 

Discover the chilling reality of life, friendship, love and deceit behind the curtain of White Smoke.

Review :

White Smoke – an engaging thriller book bound up with some extra spices of romance, mystery and death.

The book opens up with the unpleasant love story of Virat and Payal where she decides to end up their relationship. Then the story of Mahi and Arjun moves parallel with that of Virat’s where Arjun, son of a millionaire, tries to attract Mahi but eventually fails in his aim. And finally,the book moves to the story of Mathur, an investigative officer loaded up with the stress of unraveling a murder case. Further, the book showcases the medical issues of Virat, the newly bloomed love of Mahi and Arjun and the increasing murders in the city. 

The author has very well connected all the three parallel storylines and also the subsequent unexpected events made the book an immediate page turner. The story was composed in an elegant language with simple words and the author has succeeded in maintaining the excitement of the suspense till the end. Also the book delivers some social thoughts about rape, trust issues, crime, politics etc. Every characters were given a brief explanation which helps to maintain coherence with the book. The two love stories of Virat&Payal and Mahi&Arjun, teaches you what is love and what is revenge.

Though the book was well plotted in the thriller storyline, it had some drawbacks where the reader cannot avoid some questions like “How the photograph reached that library?” “Who was that girl, Virat met?” “Why the reports submitted by Mathur didn’t comprise of the names of Arjun and Eshaan” “How Mathur identified the third victim of the chain murder” etc. The alluring cover and the mysterious title attracts readers to grab the book and also the blurb increases the eagerness to read it. Overall, White smoke is a book to engross you completely in thrill and excitement, also spiced up with romance, betrayal, hatred, love etc.

Verdict : You will not be disappointed after travelling through the book.

Ratings :

Cover : 4.5 / 5

Title : 4 / 5

Plot : 4.5 / 5

Language : 4 / 5

Characters : 3.5 / 5

Overall rating : 4 / 5

Amazon link :

Grab your copy @ http://www.amazon.in/gp/aw/d/9382665951/ref=cm_cr_srp_mb_bdcrb_top?ie=UTF8#

Thanks for reading…


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