Jo’s Book Review – Deceive​d by Heena Rathore

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“Denial. It’s the only thing that keeps most of us from losing our sanity.”
― Heena Rathore P., Deceived

Author:  Heena Rathore P.

Expected publication: June 24th 2017

Page count: 350 pages

Publisher: Citrus Publishers
 

I got this book in exchange of an honest review. All the opinions are mine and completely honest.

A girl struggling to cope with the murders of her mother and five-year-old brother.
A journalist chasing the ghost of a potential serial killer.
A thirteen-year-old girl who slaughtered her parents.
And a revenge-driven psychopath who is about to destroy everyone’s life.

After 9 years, a young writer is still coping with the brutal murders of her mother and five-year-old brother, as she moves into a house of horrors, to start a new life with her lover. Will friends and family be able to redeem Ally out of the impending doom in time? Will her infallible love become the key to the destruction of her already fragile world? Will madness prevail over love; true love over revenge?

Deceived is a gripping psychological thriller that mazes through the deepest, darkest emotions of human mind through the story of a vulnerable girl who treads in the mist of deception bred from a long unforgiven betrayal.

Deceive​d is dark, psychological thriller by debut author Heena Rathor P.  It’s engaging and a comfortable read. The concept is interesting and the characters are well thought​ of. However, I was unable to make a deep connection with the characters. Allison and Steve, two of the main characters were flawed and had lots of issues, with each other as well as in general. Also the characters felt flat.

The story was slow paced yet engaging. I was curious all through the story. Also the story managed me give me chills. However the twist wasn’t astonishing. I could smell and see it coming, from page 20 or something.

The end left me thinking about lots of things. Some of the issues weren’t explicitly cleared by the author and left to the interpretation of the reader. I would be very much interested in reading future works of Heena Rathor.

Rating 3/5

“It wasn’t the wild animals that scared her, but the civilised ones.”
― Heena Rathore P., Deceived

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