Book Review: No Safe Zone

Book: No Safe Zone

Genre: Romance

Author: Adite Banerjie

Publisher: Harper Collins

No safe ZoneAction stories, detective and spy mysteries have always attracted me. A few of them have a hint of subtle love story  too.

Author’s note says, she wanted to experiment with action genre with some romance thrown in.

Having written two books for the brand Mills & Boon (The Indian Tycoon’s Marriage Deal and Trouble Has A New Name), I guessed there would be a lot of romance with some action thrown in!

I read Mills & Boons only in college and that too because of peer pressure really…I was attracted to read books by Robin Cook, Tom Clancy and Robert Ludlum. Honestly I didn’t like the Mills and Boon one bit.

And I haven’t even bothered to read the Indian editions…so this makes it the first book by the author that I have read.

This is the story of Qiara Rana, who settles in London post a heartbreak. She works for a non-profit organization. With her mentor Samira and the organization coming under investigation for all the wrong reasons, she is determined to clear the name of her mentor and the organization,  from the scandal. She travels to India and finds herself being chased by killers, kidnappers and her past life resurfacing in weirdest ways. The story is also about Kabir, an intelligence officer who is investigating the organization Qiara works for. He too has a painful past with a part of it involving Qiara. The two lovers who had parted many years ago still in some way seek closure. Coming face to face, the  dormant love flares up again.

With human trafficking as the backdrop, the story finds the two lovers fighting their past and the criminals together. The name of organization Qiara worked for is cleared and the lovers reunite.

As expected the story had quite some dose of romance and some action packed stuff. The pace of the story is quite steady and engaging. The criminal masterminds are however lost and have hardly much to give to the plot. The romantic scenes it seems are straight out of Mills and Boon only with Indian names.

I wouldn’t say I loooveed the book but yes I wasn’t bored to read it. If I had to point out thriller stories to someone, I would still go for the Robert Ludlum and the likes but for love stories sprinkled with some action, Adite Banerjie’s book is quite good.

Good to read at least once in romance genre.

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About shoma abhyankar

I like to believe that I am a creative person. I read, write, paint, sketch, rustle up some quick and some elaborate meals for friends and family, love chess, su-doku and scrabble, can hum an old Hindi song tentatively, always stand up for women rights, hate fake people, bugs, roaches, spiders and cigarette smokers!! I graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Architecture in 1998. Soon after, I married an officer in Indian Air Force and have been on move since then. For a brief time of two years when we were posted in Pune, I worked as a junior architect in a firm. Being aware of frequent movement that we would have to live with, I chose to be a homemaker and concentrated on creating a warm and welcoming home for my family. But sitting at home without any creative activity was not my cup of tea. I learnt candle making and soon put up an exhibition at Poona Club when my daughter was barely a year old. I also enjoyed a short stint as a home-based entrepreneur, supplying chocolates and cakes on demand, while we were posted in Bareilly. With an inclination towards writing, I completed a diploma in ‘Creative Writing in English’ from Symbiosis College of Distance Learning, Pune. Then I discovered the blogosphere. Now I hope to not only travel and share my experiences with the world but also to pen a book someday....
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4 Responses to Book Review: No Safe Zone

  1. Robert Ludlum is one of my favourites. I’m a thriller/mystery aficionado… 🙂
    It was a nice review…glad to know bout the book…


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