Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Book Review : No Safe Zone by Adite Banerjie

Book- No Safe Zone

Author- Adite Banerjie

Genre- Fiction (Romance/Thriller)

Publisher- Harlequin: An imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


Qiara Rana will do anything to save her mentor and their non-government organization from ruin. Even if it means visiting the city she had vowed never to return to. But within a few hours of landing in New Delhi, she is being chased by a gunman and is a potential suspect in the murder of a high-profile businessman. 

The only person she can turn to for help is Kabir Shorey, the man who stood her up ten years ago. Past and present collide in a deadly plot of crime and greed that moves from the cosmopolitan streets of Delhi to the bazaars and villages of Rajasthan.

Title and Cover-

The title and cover both are satisfying the genre of the book but not telling anything much about the story or the plot in particular. The cover is soothing but it surely lacks detailing.


The characters of the book were crisp and to the point but that can only be said for the protagonists and the supporting characters. From the leads both Qiara and Kabir were cool but they failed to show something extra-ordinary by actions and speeches. From the other cast I just liked Bholu; he was one of a kind.


Adite was showing her true colours while narrating the tale. She left no loopholes at least in her writing. There were great twists and turns and the crevices were like negligible. If and if the plot was of the same level, the book would have been another story altogether.


“No safe zone” made the expectations a lot higher due to the names attached to it and also due to a very promising blurb. It is a romantic thriller which can be guessed a bit by the cover and the title itself. From the very start there were spine chilling incidents that were bothering the leads and from there itself the novel picked up a steady pace.

There were no confusions about the intentions and the duties that were assigned to the different leads and thus without any fussy friction the story was moving. Qiara is a mixture of a cute and confident girl who has cut all strings with India and the mystery behind it is not dragged much by the author which helps the reader a lot in connecting with the leads quite easily.

As some truths are opened the novel becomes more and more exciting. There is not a long stretched suspense but the story has some small breaks within which is more comforting then solving the long mystery that often happens.

I liked the transitions that came due to the story in the characterization of Kabir. I was ready to yawn after reading his charms and ethics because that is so old school but then there is a lot more to be said, to be shown that helps in evolving him to a greater height. So I liked the fact that there were no simple articulations.

The tale was in its full form only in the beginning and the middle. The middle portion was so interesting that I was only thinking about the ending and it was making me so very high. There was everything a good story must have, love, affection, revelations, attacks etc, etc.

But everything fell from the top floor and reached the ground level just because of a very plain and extra decorative ending. It felt highly made up and so Bollywood type, where anything was happening just for the sake of a showdown. If and only if equal levels would have maintained throughout, then the book would have surpassed many levels, reaching a zenith.

Also I felt that things were moving a bit fast and that is not good for suspense novel. More layers could have helped in making a complicated and serene book.


If you are looking for a quick suspense book then No Safe Zone can be your pick. It is a clean and easy read.

About the author-

After a fulfilling and exciting career as a business journalist Adite Banerjie turned to writing fiction. She has written The Indian Tycoon’s Marriage Deal and Trouble has a new name. When she is not grappling with her current work in progress, she enjoys spending time with her husband, spoiling their Irish Setter silly and watching back-to-back movies.

Connect with the author-

• www.aditebanerjie.com

Buy the book-

• Amazon Link- http://www.amazon.in/No-Safe-Zone-Adite-Banerjie/dp/9351777758/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1478004909&sr=1-1&keywords=no+safe+zone

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