‘REVIEW DID AS PART OF THE BLOGCHATTER BOOK REVIEW PROGRAM’
Cover Page of the Paperback Version
Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the dramatic of them all?
An intricate storyline that is both dramatic and evil.
Shadow in the Mirror by Deepti Menon is a story of Fiction Genre from the Readomania Publishing House.
The fear, anger, hatred, curiosity and in many instances the subtle placement and realization of guilt are expressed admirably in the narrative.
The storyline of Shadow in the Mirror is about the death of the female protagonist, Nita, a pregnant woman who falls from the balcony of her house, leaving many mysteries unsolved. Her broken-hearted father and husband, Krish, both of them are dragged into the unravelling of many secrets attached to Nita’s death. The unravelling falls upon a young journalist, Vinita aka Vinny was the thread that preferentially binds all characters and do her very best to all them all together. She’s a reporter that goes seeking the truth for the ‘massive story’ and in the end, she becomes an established writer.
In my opinion, how the story begins is what intrigued me, I personally am fond of a characters’ thoughts brought onto paper. The author, Deepti Menon has accomplished a tremendous job in doing the same. Although I felt how some other characters were introduced way quickly in the plot and for some reason in my opinion they were unnecessary. The pace of the story is surprisingly slow not in the beginning though but the middle taking the intrigue right out the window.
The author, Deepti Menon has somehow managed to handle all the relationships as well as the distinct segments of all the characters’ lives which are strangely enough connected. The mention of the diary entries, the letters, the expression of light-hearted household conversations has been written with that deep intensity. However, in my opinion, the writing style conveyed mixed impressions, somewhere in the plot I felt it to be very strong whereas on many occasions my mind went into a confused state of mind.
Nonetheless, I adored the unique essence of the story, the use of simple and easy language, each character’s state of mind and the turmoil they are going through with Nita’s death. The book comes with an eye-catching book cover and a very apt title.
I would like to give a 3.5-star rating out of 5 for this book.
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