Item Girl by Richa Lakhera

Category: Fiction
Publisher: Rupa Publications India

Sunheri and Suhana, twin sisters who share a horrific childhood, are caught in a vortex of pain and deceit when Sunheri, a popular item girl in Bollywood, is accused of murdering her vicious uncle and sent to jail. Suhana, an aspiring filmmaker, is determined to seek justice for her sister but Kala, their evil stepmother, makes matters worse with diabolical plans of her own. The plot thickens when three manipulative item girls—Nargis, Digital Dolly and Daisy—are identified as key eyewitnesses in Sunheri’s case.

A brutal sex tape rips the cover of an extravagantly horrifying world of violent misfits and damaged souls. Throw into the mix a hushed up crime, a brutal blackmailer, a cruel boyfriend, a cynical journalist and a hardboiled cop, and what you have is a mind-bending psychological thriller that will hold you hostage until the end. There is not a dull moment in Item Girl, an intense, gripping account of the dark side of showbiz.

The author: Richa Lakhera