With the backdrop of ancient artifacts, The Blue Jade by Shobha Nihalani is an intertwined story of Neelam and Mirabai connected with an ancient and a precious stone called the Blue Jade. The Blue Jade has the dealers in the black market of arts and artifacts, have their eyes on and are ready to go to any lengths to get their hands on it. But the precious stone, which also has a dark secret of its own can lead to disaster if it falls into the wrong hands. It is now upon Neelam to race against the time and unknown enemies, to return the stone to its the rightful place.
The Blue Jade is a page turner as it moves from the black market of art and artefacts in HongKong to Mumbai and further to the birthplace of Mirabai.
The story picks up pace as it moves right into the world of smuggling of arts and artefacts, a rare feat in Indian thrillers. Nihalani’s fast paced narrative makes the plot exciting and the unexpected turns keep the reader on the edge.
A seasoned writer, Shobha’s art of storytelling is precise and engaging. A thriller where words are beautifully strung together by her vivid imagination, will find keen interest among people who love to read about heritage and spirituality.
Nihalani has deftly and brilliantly enmeshed ancient history with the present. The Jade Blue by Shobha Nihalani is a thrilling journey from Hong Kong to across India through the intriguing world of art and its smuggling.
About the Reviewer
Apart from being a blogger, Neelam Sharma is also a Graphic Designer by profession. Reading and blogging is her passion. You will usually find her drowned in the pages of a book or you may also find her somewhere sitting cozy and fantasizing about life and magical worlds. Neelam is very fond of her collection of books and like a crazy person on the brink of insanity keeps counting them every now and then!