Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Book Review - Adite Banerjie's No Safe Zone
London-based activist Qiara Rana is devastated when investigations begin against Sameera Khan, her upright mentor at Girls Rock!, a small but reputed not-for-profit organization. She will do anything to save them from ruin. Even if it means visiting the city that still makes her heart bleed. But within a few hours of landing in New Delhi, she is being chased by a gunman and is a suspect in the murder of a high-profile businessman. The only person she can turn to for help is the man who stood her up ten years ago.
On a mission to bust an international women’s trafficking ring, Intelligence Bureau officer Kabir Shorey runs slam bang into the girl who has tormented his dreams. He is determined to protect her but can he save himself from the all-consuming passion that flares up between them all over again?
As the past and present collide, old secrets are ripped away. Treading the fine lines between safety and danger, truth and lies, love and betrayal, Qiara and Kabir discover that in life there is no safe zone.
My Honest Review
Child/women trafficking in India are very rampant. Daily we hear stories; we see on crime shows the torture, their heart wrenching stories. Some of them get lost in the vastness of this sea, while few fortunate ones are rescued and start their lives anew.
No Safe Zone is a romantic story with suspense as background or should I say its other way round.
Qiara, who works for a London based NGO - Girls Rock! embarks on a risky journey to find out where Reshma, the poster girl of their campaign had disappeared, and also why their main donor, Ranveer Khanna has suddenly gone underground. But what she doesn’t know that this journey will be like opening a Pandora’s Box and many past skeletons which were long deep buried in a closet will tumble out.
Kabir, Intelligence bureau officer, who is on a mission to unearth international women’s trafficking scam runs into Qiara whom he loved once upon a time. On one hand Qiara is a prime suspect in a murder while on other he must save her in process of unearthing the truth.
Together they start their journey to a place where they were born and has many secrets which are buried in soil waiting to be unrevealed, with a hope to find answers to the many questions they have.
I had read Adite’s Trouble Has a New Name last year which was a full on Mills and Boons story. Nevertheless had expected No Safe Zone will be on same lines. But I was wrong. Its far more different and better.
Fast paced, full of actions, emotions and full on adrenaline and characters also are well described. I liked the storyline. The manner in which Adite has mingled romance in suspense is commendable.
Each love story has a hero, a heroine and a villain. I didn’t find any character as a strong villain which I was expecting. But on second thoughts, I feel the villain of this love story is time and circumstances who played spoilsport.
About the Author
Adite Banerjie's first short story was the winner of the Harlequin India Passions Aspiring Authors Contest (2012). Her debut title, The Indian Tycoon's Marriage Deal (December 2013), was based on the winning entry. She has penned two books for Mills & Boon (The Indian Tycoon’s Marriage deal and Trouble has a new Name) and written several screen plays. No Safe Zone is her third book. She loves to connect with her readers at her website www.aditebanerjie.com and on Facebook at https://facebook.com/AditeBanerjieWriter. You can also find her on twitter at @adite and on Instagram at adite.banerjie
Disclaimer: I received this free copy of the book from author in return of a honest review. I didn’t receive any monetary compensation in return.
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