The perfect plan for the perfect heist-a team of con-men, foolproof disguise and a painting worth millions, nothing could have gone wrong. But something did... A man fnds himself on a bus to Manali with nothing but some cash and severe memory loss . Embarking on a frantic hunt for his identity, he begins to discover that his presence in Manali isn't an accident. The closer he gets to the truth, the more elusive it becomes. Ghosts from his past haunt him as he finds himself trapped between his doppelganger, the police, a sadistic gangster and his own dwindling sanity. The journey of the search for his identity ends up being a race for survival.
My Honest Review :
Two brothers…. Identical twins… get
separated in their childhood. Both grow up in different cities with different
upbringing. One becomes a cop and other, a conman. Typical Bollywood style
story, one may think. After years of separation, both come to know about their
existence and profession. But will they meet and live happily ever after or the
good boy will hunt down the bad boy?
The story might sound similar but it's
different. One may expect a happy and predictable ending but it's different. To
know how it is different one will have to read the story to find out the
Being a debut author, Prateek Yadav
has definitely written a nice story as The
Doppelganger; a physiological
thriller and suspense story.
Initially, reader might get an
impression that Gupta is the protagonist of the story but as you continue
reading, you realize that Gupta is just one of the supporting casts of the
story who actually sets the story in motion. The main protagonists are
introduced later in the plot.
Though the storyline is good and keeps
the reader engrossed, some of the scenes are very gory and are not recommended
for weak hearted people. Being a physiological thriller, maybe the goriness was
necessary to create an impact on the readers.
The plot is commendable, language used
is simple and easy to understand, the book cover is apt and gives the reader an
idea of what’s in store for him/her inside the book.
For a debut author, I would say
Prateek Yadav has done nice work but a little bit of finesse is required
though. Still I liked The
Doppelganger but I would
not recommend for weak hearted, though.
Prateek Yadav was born and raised in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. He graduated in economics at IIT Kanpur, and is currently working at Cognizant, Bangalore. He is an avid fiction reader with a keen inclination towards mystery and thrillers. Besides writing he also enjoys sketching and painting. The Doppelganger is his first published novel.