Author: Nitesh Kumar Jain
A student of history in Switzerland goes missing; a man drinks exactly seven cups of coffee everyday in the same restaurant and believes in Mind Transportation. Two newly married Swiss detective agents arrive and begin a shocking tale of love, friendship, betrayal and death. From the colorful coasts of Goa, India to the enchanting backdrop of Zurich,Switzerland, the mystery of Verona Schmidt baffles everyone. With shocking twits and turns in every chapter, The Seventh Cup might just have the addictive flavor to stir the readers mind…may be forever !!!
This is an interesting tale of Time Travel meets Romance meets mystery. It deals with the concept of mind transportation. The protagonist of the tale, Avinash, who believes that one can transport into the past using our memories.
The pacing of the story was somewhat uneven. It had a very slow start, so it took me a while to get interested in the story, but after a while, the story picks up the pace as the mystery builds up.
The editing of the book needed some more polishing, but on the whole, the story was quite good. The book starts with a murder. Subsequently, there are two more murders. Now it is up to the detectives Thomas Fischer and Susanne Wanner to figure out who is committing these murders.
Like every other time travel novel, this novel too deals with different time zones. The author keeps switching between the past and the present. But it has been done quite effortlessly. The narration is quite simple and easy to understand.
I do feel the book cover could have been a bit better and the editing could have made the book a bit more polished. But all in all a good effort!