Cold Truth by Nikhil Pradhan: Book Review

Title: Cold Truth

Author: Nikhil Pradhan

Publisher: HarperCollins India

Publishing Date: 5th September 2018

My Rating: 4 stars

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How about reading a thriller novel where the confirmations and documentation of the investigation are served instead of exclusive narration mentioning how things happened. Intriguing? Isn’t it?

Cold Truth is one such off-centre Indian thriller where the plot is developed over newspaper prints, video, and audio transcripts, WhatsApp messages, extracted email threads and much more. It’s a book which gives the vibes of pragmatic case uncovering with the gradual presentation of facts and discovered accounts of the search instigated.

Sakshi Prakash, a ten-year-old girl goes missing from East Delhi which appended to the already long list of missing children from this area. The narrator as a journalist tries to explore the concrete reason behind such abductions when even the police commissioner didn’t seem to care. This search leads from Delhi to Russia and then to Antarctica covering the cruel truth of humanity.


The thrill with which the book starts doesn’t let you take a break until you put it down willingly or tiredly. It draws you into a real adventure of knowing the story and uncovering the plot step by step. Furthermore, presenting the story in a creative way, the author was able to entice the reader’s attention thereby triggering his curiosity.

The book is promising in terms of presentation and research, the author has put in. Writing is effortless except where medical and scientific words in transcripts have been used. However, in mid of the book where constant documentation had been revealed, it got unexciting while reading and I felt that fed information was quite extended too.

I would recommend this book to the readers who want to read an observational and innovative thriller. I’m sure it will not disappoint thriller lovers. Overall, it’s a good book.


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