Monday, 16 March 2015

Book Review The story of Nidhi Kapoor by Saurabh Garg

Book Review: The Nidhi Kapoor Story by Saurabh Garg

*Publisher: Grapevine India *ISBN: 978-93-81841-74-7 *Publication Year: 2014 *No of Pages: 313 *Cover: Paperback *Language: English *Genre: Fiction *Price: 175 *Rating: 4/5

My View:

Wow, very nice an interesting crime thriller from the beginning. The author has very well represented five major weakness of human beings i.e. Kaam, Krodh, Lobh, Moh and hankarr. Starting from the author’s note this book is very captivating. I generally don’t read the books on bollywood because it doesn’t appeal me, so when the author asked me to review his book I thought let’s try, but after reading this book I must say if I have not read this novel then I would have missed a good novel.

There is every thing in the novel, glitz and glamour of bollywood, psychology of a star, murder mystery, suspense, and revenge. Also plot is extraordinary with simple yet good narration style, character buildup is fine but, if the character of Payal and her background were elaborated then it would be more interesting for readers. The book feels like a bollywood script rather than a novel and many characters features Indian yesteryear superstars.     

As a debut author, Saurabh Garg has done a brilliant job. I highly recommend this book for psychological thriller, crime and bolloywood lovers. 

Downside:

When three pets were brutally killed in Kapoor’s house and letter was found in typewriter then why there was no forensic done for fingerprint marks from typewriter? Even though ACP knows by investigating that murderer is from kapoor house.

And what I thought there was no need to kill ACP Prakash Mohile and the suicide attempt by Rujuta Singh (pulling the trigger while aiming on her temple) because she is one of the positive and bold character of the novel.
 
Blurb -

Just when Nidhi Kapoor, a leading Bollywood actress, was to start shooting for her much anticipated film, unwarranted incidents start to happen around her. Her pets are found maimed in her very home. An anonymous letter threatening her and her family is discovered in her study.

The high-profile case forces ACP Prakash Mohile to lead the investigation himself. Rujuta Singh, a photojournalist shadowing Prakash for a project, gets embroiled in the case.

Despite intervention by the police, attacks continue to mount on Nidhi and the unknown assailant gets bolder and more vicious with each attack. The assailant is adamant on taking away from Nidhi everything that she holds dear – her career, her home, her reputation, her family and her life.

In absence of any clues or motives, Prakash and Rujuta are forced to dig deeper in the past of the Kapoors and they uncover a violent tale of lies, betrayal, treachery, infidelity and murder. A tale that the Kapoors want to guard at any cost.

Who is the unknown attacker?
Why is Nidhi Kapoor a target?
What are the Kapoors hiding from the world?

And, can Prakash and Rujuta save Nidhi?