Language : EnglishAuthors : Heena Rathore PPublication : Citrus PublishersSelling Price : ₹ 399(Inclusive of all taxes)Status : In StockBuy Now
  • English Paperback (autographed copy) ₹ 699Buy Now
  • English Ebook (PDF, EPUB, and MOBI) ₹ 299Buy Now

Summary Of Book

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 unforgivenbetrayal.


The novel Deceived by Heena Rathore is a true page turner especially if you are a mystery lover. The story hooks you right from the beginning. A family is brutally murdered and the sole suspect is a little girl that has disappeared. Suspense is created by expertly weaving the tale between the past and present. This had me wondering all along the way how things were going to tie together. The principal characters were emotionally three-dimensional and connected to one another in unforeseen ways. I found myself feeling as if I knew them but wary with suspicions. These subtle nuances left a trail I wanted to follow. All of this led to a well thought out climax where all of my questions were answered. But like any excellent tale, I was left clamoring for more. Lets hope Miss Rathore does just that and writes another. Kudos to a job well-done.D.A. PupaAuthor of The Magician
Gripping and fast-paced, Heena Rathore’s story grabbed me from the start and wouldn’t let me rest until I turned the last page. In this psychological thriller, the author cleverly interweaves past and present, and the travails of her characters touched the emotional strings of my heart. A must read for any thriller and mystery buff.Olga GodimAuthor of Eagle En Garde
DECEIVED tells a twisting tale of revenge and trauma. It explores the darkest corners of the human soul by placing the reader inside the minds of killers and their victims. It tells the story of two girls, separated by decades but united in trauma, and how it shaped their futures. As the pieces of this compelling mystery begin to fall into place, you realize you can never truly know anyone. A lesson one is not likely to forget after finishing this novel.Priscila Santa RosaAuthor of Those Who Remain trilogy
I knew from the onset that Heena Rathore’s new novel, DECEIVED, was special. A consummate wordsmith, its very apparent Heena painstakingly took her time with this masterpiece. Combining magical prose with breathtaking imagery, Heena immediately drew me into the story… …Wow, what an ingenious plot. I was stunned into silence upon learning that all is not what it seemed and not everyone is who you think they are. The shocking bloody ending will make your hair stand on end.Alretha ThomasAuthor of Detective Rachel Stormeseries
Chilling, suspenseful, and fast-paced, Heena Rathores debut novel is a nonstop, hang-on-to-your-hat thrill ride. I would recommend DECEIVED to any fan of the genre.John A. HeldtAuthor of the critically acclaimed Northwest Passage and American Journey series
The author has managed to not only keep the reader guessing until the very end but it also managed to give me the creeps every now and then. The story is mingled with flashbacks and Rathore has very cleverly managed to keep the reader wondering where it all fits together. I have read quite a few crime and psychological thrillers and I think I’m qualified enough to say that this one makes up to all the hype that it has created, even before its launch. The writing style is easy, engrossing, detailed and engaging without actually dragging or going overboard with the murder and gore. has managed to make a thriller reader like me happy for this is miles ahead of its Indian counterparts.Shelly Bajwa
Deceived is one of those books that youll read and finish but the story itself and the thoughts you had about it will linger in your mind and continue to amaze and horrify you for a long time afterwards. If you ask me, thats precisely makes a novel of any genre attractive and praise-worthy... ...The author slowly feeds us hungry readers with bits and pieces of information that only manage to make the story more compelling and raise more questions than before! So naturally, I had to stay up all night- half terrified- trying to finish the book before I went insane due to all the suspense!Maya ZadaBook Reviewer
In terms of being a psychological thriller itself, the book was on point keeping the suspense right until the end and finishing with some dark and twisted result and a few unanswered questions that only make me as a reader marvel and draw own conclusions regarding the ambiguity of it all.Rashmit MishraBook Reviewer
The author has a clever way of getting her words across. I found her writing to be easy to follow along and enjoyable to read... ...I found this novel to be enjoyable and edge-of-your-seat gripping. The writing style and POVs really made the novel what it is and the killer was crafted so well.Rachel PoliBook Reviewer
A very engaging read with lifelike characters. I was 100% invested into the story. Some things I guessed half right, but couldnt confirm them until the very end. Ally frustrated me sometimes and made me shout out what the fk are you still doing in that house?! Get the fk outta there! :-D A quality read and a book Ill surely remember for a long time.RêvvâTênâgBook Reviewer