Title : The Girl Behind The Glass
Author : Sumit Pramanik
Genre : Thriller
Pages : 384
Publisher : Pirates
Publication Date: May 10, 2017
My Rating : 5⭐
The Girl Behind the Glass is Debut novel of Sumit Pramanik.
This psychological thriller is about a newlywed couple Neelabh and Sakshi who are trying to run away from a crime they did and end up in Hotel Infinity. The hotel houses Mr Saini (the Manager), Firoz (the Housekeeper), Mr Chand (a painter), Mrs Anthony (an old widow) and their deep dark secrets.
Neelabh and Sakshi had no idea what mess they are landing themselves in.
Everything is fine until an inspector (Mr Hiten) shows up in the hotel to inquire about a car accident which took place on the highway. The girl who was in the car goes missing.
As the story unfolds everyone’s dirty secrets are exposed one after the other.
It is a dark story involving addiction, murders, dead bodies, blood, rape, sexual assault, torture, abduction, organ theft, necrophilia and love.
The novel is majorly written from the perspective of Neelabh, Sakshi and Firoz.
I got hooked on the novel from the very first page. The story keeps taking unpredictable twists and turns. Each twist made me go ‘shitshitshitno’. The climax was far from what I was expecting. But then the quality of a good thriller is that it is unpredictable.
It is a beautifully written story, with events happening smoothly one after the other. The pace remains perfect, neither too slow so as to bore you nor too fast so as to miss on important parts.
I would definitely recommend this novel to those looking for the psychological thriller genre.