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Deceived by Heena Rathore P.- Book review


Deceived Book Cover Deceived
Heena Rathore P.
Psychological Thriller
Citrus Publishers
June 24th 2017
Review copy

How well do you know your loved ones?

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.


Being a lover of mystery and thriller I always look forward to reading a book which is gruesome and can quench my reading thirst. After reading the blurb and seeing the book cover I was pretty much convinced that this is a MY TYPE of book. I have received an ARC of this book from the publisher so big thanks to them. So let’s check it out what this book offers.

Plot summary:

Allison stone aka Ally is totally paranoid and disturbed by the ghastly murder of her mother and 5-year-old brother Riley. It has been 9 years but still, it is very hard for her to get over from the memories. She has moved from her big Victorian house to stay away from the memories and live a peaceful life with her best friend Sam and lovable dog, Max.

Though she is struggling with her past but tries to be as normal as possible in her small world consisting Sam, Max and her Dad. Everything is going fine and she also patches-up with her old cousin Steve, who was her best friend in childhood but got separated due to the Stone murders.

With this story, the book also travels a story of 13-year-old Elizabeth Lawson who has cold blooded murdered her parents in the year 1978. Police have never found her.

Steve, who is also a journalist investigates the current murders and tries to make a link with Stone murders.

On the other hand, Ally who is in the four-month relationship with Danny moves into his house. Is her decision right? Or she herself is becoming the morsel of doom? Why a 13-year-old murdered her parents? Why she never found? And who is the real killer of Stones? What was his/her motive?

Read this freaking amazing book to know the answer to these questions.

Writing style:

The language is super easy; the author has not used any exaggerative words keeping this book simple for every kind of readers. Even a first-time reader can find this book easy to read. The book narrated from the first person and third person point of view. The chapters are divided like the diary entry, which you can also find in the book ‘Gone Girl’ by Gillian Flynn & books of Vish Dhamija.

My perception:

This book is gripping and I can bet that you can finish this book in one day. The way author has first created a plot of mystery and go on unveiling it is super amazing. Though you know who must be killer but you cannot be certain until the last page and I think this is the power of a successful mystery book. With a complex storyline, the author has used very few characters and each one plays a vital role in story development. I simply love the character of Ally, who is paranoid, struggling to get over from the murders but still love to read Stephen King’s book and go on venturing in abandoned bungalow. The foreword is really interesting to read. The author has not simply end this book with a conclusion but she has made her readers to think. She has also given some questions to discuss which comes in mind my while reading this book. There could be a sequel of this book. The way she has managed this book is really commendable and doesn’t look like to be written by a debut author. This book must be one of my favorite of the year.

If you love mystery, thriller, serial killers then you should definitely pick this book.

Grab a copy of this book from here,

Until next time, Keep reading 🙂 

Sheetal Maurya

Sheetal Maurya is a full-time blogger. She is a die-hard bookworm and has read more books than she can count. She believes in the art of storytelling and reviews books so that the world can choose the best ones and embark on an adventurous virtual reading journey.

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