10 January, 2019

#BookReview :: Cold Truth by Nikhil Pradhan

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A ten year girl has gone missing and her concerned father has filed a police report. But the police seem to be twiddling their thumbs about the matter. It is only when a young journalist starts asking questions that people start to get concerned. But what does a young girl going missing from Delhi has to do with an international conspiracy? Will the girl ever be reunited with her family or is her fate already sealed? What will it cost the young journalist for taking an interest in the case?

The blurb of the book itself raised a lot of questions in the readers mind assuring that it would be picked up. Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop… as I just had to ‘know’. The author has woven an interesting plot that keeps the readers engaged and entertained till he is done with telling the whole story. With charming and well developed characters the author has only added another layer to the story wherein the readers are encouraged to get involved in the lives of these characters and their choices. I have always enjoyed the epistolary format of storytelling. But with modern technologies, it is only fair that the author plays with other sources rather than sticking to letters. It was kind of fun too to see chats, voice notes, newspaper articles etc. used to tell the story. It kept the narrative interesting.

I would probably have loved this book a bit more if the action parts were done differently. It was more of ‘telling’ than ‘showing’ in the book. But other than that this is a good one.

Review Copy received from Harper Collins India

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