TITLE: Shadow In The Mirror: A Thrilling Quest for Redemption
AUTHOR: Deepti Menon
PUBLISHER: Readomania
GENRE: Fiction ( Thriller)



Shadow In The Mirror: A Thrilling Quest for Redemption



It all begins with a death. Nita, a pregnant woman falling from her balcony becomes the string that unravels the plot. Her death casts a shadow over many lives; her heartbroken father, her husband and Vinny, a young journalist, drawn in by the whiff of foul play and murder.

What follows are stories within stories, eras and worlds colliding with each other, leaving behind splintered relationships and mesmerizing slices of lives that appear to be drawn together and driven apart by the whimsical threads of destiny.

As events cast their shadows ahead to link the stories of Vinny, Kavita, Roma, Krish and Nita in an unrelenting knot, a journey starts to uncover the truth. What is the secret that links Nita’s death to the other characters? Will Vinny be able to unravel the mystery of Nita’s death?

From intimate diary entries and letters, to bantering over a meal and sharing memories while spring cleaning, this novel de-familiarizes the ordinary, presenting a kaleidoscope of our own pasts, broken edges and pulsating hearts.


PLOT/ STORY-LINE: Words fail me. A thriller with a unique twist, this one had me engrossed from the word go. Throughout the story I was looking for the shadow in the mirror and when I did get a glimpse of it I could not help marvelling at the cleverness of the author. She does know how to build up the suspense.

The plot has all the elements of a thriller. There is love, hatred, suspicion, empathy, suspense and of course twists and turns. The climax is one to watch out for.

CHARACTERIZATION: The characters are well-developed with all their imperfections. However, the importance given to Vinny’s friend Roma left me puzzled.


EDITING: Full marks.


If you love suspense and if you have just an hour to spare do pick up this one. It is short yet powerful. I’ll give this one a 4/5.



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An M.A., B.Ed. in English, Deepti Menon started writing at the tender age of ten.

In 2002, her light hearted book, ‘Arms and the Woman’, depicting life as seen through the eyes of an Army wife, was published by Rupa Publishers, Delhi. This was written mainly to reveal the warmth and camaraderie within the great institution.

You can connect with her on facebook I twitter I blog


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