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The Seventh Cup

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Blurb: 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 ...more
Paperback, 311 pages
Published September 25th 2013 by
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Aarti Pednekar
Jul 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Seventh Cup

2 detectives and a missing persons' case.
Verona Smichdt, since 8 months, missing or absconding?

A Swiss café, 7 cups of coffee each week and a memory game.
An author enraptured by a beautiful lady. Who is she? Verona Smichdt?

The book is a story within a story within a story. It can get very confusing very fast, if one reads it in a hurry. The story changes every few pages. We are transported from the historical sites in Switzerland and back to the beaches of Goa with a tu
Ruty  B
Aug 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014, mystery
The Seventh Cup is well thought mystery that presents the clever idea of mind transportation. This is a story that mixes romance, drama, amazing scenarios and surprising characters.

It all starts with Avinash and Verona. At first they seem mere strangers meeting in a café. Somehow, he introduces her to the idea of mind transportation. And then, reality and fantasy start to mix. While we try to figure out what happened with Verona we discovered some unsettling trues.

Alternating between different c
Enakshi J
Aug 01, 2016 rated it liked it
With the advancement in the field of technology, the techniques are also evolving. With this book, the author introduces us to a new term- ‘Mind Transpotation’. The narration is lucid; the dialogs are short but precise. There are no major syntactical errors.

The blurb is interesting. In fact, the language and the vocabulary used for the same is exemplary. The use of idioms caught my attention! The cover could have been better. The title is catchy. It gives an impression of a fantasy tale. But the
Divyam Kaushik
Jun 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Can faith make dead people come to life?

Can we see something for which we have deep faith and determination that others can’t?

On acquaintance with this brilliant work one will have similar question in mind.

“The Seventh Cup” is an allegory of bundle of stories that meet at one point.

Avinash, a student from Goa’s renowned college lands in Switzerland with intentions he only knows, may be in search of something special to him. He writes a book that becomes a single source to untangle every mystery
Parikshit Shah
Jun 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
That’s a short review for Nitesh Kumar Jain’s The Seventh Cup. Thanks to the author for sending the book for a genuine review.

The book cover in itself comprises almost all main places, characters and things of the story. It is a tale of love, revenge, killings, investigation and psychology. The cover and the title of the book make an attractive package to catch eyes of the reader. Seventh Cup

Chapter 0 starts with Mrs. Maria, living in Guwahati living wi
Jun 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
An Unusual Journey...

Someone is lying for sure. Is Verona trying to set a trap for me? Is the Indian guy also involved in some way or the other? But if it were so, they would not be playing it out in the open. It is almost impossible to escape any criminal offense for eight long months.
The story starts with a man sipping his coffee, enjoying his solitude as his eyes fall on a beautiful woman… From there till the end how the story unfolds is a very interesting journey. Avinash meets Verona for th
Anuj Kumar
Jul 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Book Name- The Seventh Cup
Author- Nitesh Kumar Jain
Genre- Mystery Thriller
Pages- 322
Price- ₹225

The Seventh Cup by Nitesh Kumar Jain is a well-crafted mystery novel that contains just enough elements of a Shakesperean tragedy to make the reader sympathetic to the sociopathic protagonist, Avinash, a drama student from Goa, India. Enter Verona Schmidt, an unsuspecting Swiss exchange student, to upstage everyone in the college Dramatics Club and to become front and ce
Saheli Chatterjee
Jul 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The cover is absolutely amazing and the two words that grabbed my attention were "Mind Transportation." I really wanted to know what this is, and honestly, I was not disappointed. Also, I read through the words and I felt an immediate attraction to the character, VERONA.

Title - The Title is completely apt, "The Seventh Cup" is a cup of coffee. The prime protagonist Avinash, drinks Seven Cups of coffee which results in some weird activities by him. However, it is unclear that if he is mentally u
Dipanshu Rawal
Jul 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Story and plot
A history student, Verona, suddenly went missing. After eight months, the case was handed to the newly married Swiss couple: Susanne and Thomas. With them, the mystery is solved, one step at a time. While the plot plays its course, the much awaited suspense is on its way. In all, the book succeeds to keep readers on the edge of their seats.

Right from the Chapter 0, the writing is intriguing. Some readers may consider it boring reading about the conversation between two stran
Divya Ramnath Bandodkar
Jul 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Story in a nutshell:
'The Seventh Cup' - what does this title tell you? The title is itself a mystery. Isn't it? When I heard about this book, all I wondered was what made the author name it as 'The Seventh Cup'. I started reading this book with one objective in my mind- why 'The Seventh Cup'? The story begins with 'Chapter 0' ( A plus point- I like it when authors name/number chapters in a unique way) and narrates an incident that is bound to leave you with numerous questions.

As you read the fu
Swathi Shenoy
Jul 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Read the complete review here - Escape Reality - The Seventh Cup - Book Review


Verona Schmidt, a history student, suddenly disappears from Switzerland without any trace. It has been 8 months since her disappearance but the CIDS has no clue about what happened to her. When detective Susanne and her husband Thomas takes up the case, slowly the mystery begins to unravel as one by one the pieces of the puzzle start falling into place. But watch out! Because the final clue of this mystery will
Nikita Jhanglani
Jun 15, 2015 rated it liked it
The editor’s note says that the story will compel you to read Rhonda Bryne’s The Secret, if you haven’t yet read it. Now, I did make an attempt to read The Secret once, at a time in my life when I needed its teachings the most. No, I did not work for me. I wouldn’t know why, for I did not go beyond reading just about a quarter of the book, a few pages here and there.

Between then and now, a lot of people have told me that the book worked wonders for them and that it is a must-read. I, however, co
Anushka Gupta
Jun 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Our lives already have something in store for us. While coincidences play their different roles.

This mysterious and elegant adventure “The Seventh Cup” is a mixture of thrilling brainteasers, mysteries which are confusedly interlaced, love, romance and obsession.

Three cold blooded murders one after another and no one knows the real murderer till the last page. A simple, handsome graduate from Goa lands in Switzerland. What are his intentions? May be in search of his lost love. Two dedicated de
Ravi Gurunani
Jun 14, 2016 rated it liked it
The Seventh Cup is psychological thriller authored by Nitesh Jain. The Concept of Mind Transportation was totally new to me and it helped me read the book in one go.

Book Title and Cover- Book Title and Blurb creates questions about the story, why protagonist drinks exactly seven cup of coffee in same restaurant. The questions raised plays positive role and catches attention of the readers. Book Cover is simple yet interesting
Language and Narration- Language of the book is simple and easily unde
Geeta Nair
Sep 01, 2015 rated it liked it
The Story-line: Interesting, intriguing, full of twists and turns that are enough to keep the reader hooked. There are some nail-biting moments too ( I know it’s bad habit. But then sometimes you get so engrossed in the book that you realize what you’re doing only when it hurts). A mix of mystery, murder and romance, The Seventh Cup has some exciting moments that are bound to interest the reader and make him/ her don on the thinking cap.
Could not help smiling in the part where there is a mention
Vibha Hegde
Jul 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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This story is so intricately woven that even a single description can reveal everything or make it into a confusing knot. There is a fine balance between the characters which are so complexly developed. What made the story really amazing for me was its plot development.

It seems like the story talks about mundane stuff. In the end, when everything is unwrapping that’s when I felt like throwing buckets of water over my head for no
Dhwani Swadia
Jul 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2016
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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
Anita Kumari
Jul 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
The plot of the story is well-developed and I really liked the way the characters and incidences are interrelated. The concept of “mind transportation” was quite intriguing and I really loved it. May be in real life also we practice this mind transportation but never realize it. The plot of the story is well-developed and I really liked the way the characters and incidences are interrelated. The concept of “mind transportation” was quite intriguing and I really loved it. May be in real life also ...more
Kritika Sharma
Jul 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Seventh Cup: A Suspense Thriller with Hints of Romance
With a beautiful and attractive cover, it is a well written suspense-thriller mystery novel which also has hints of romance. It revolves around multiple characters and introduces an interesting concept of 'mind transportation'. It is loosely inspired by 'The Secret' by Rhondy Bryne and one can clearly be inspired by the concept...
Full review at: http://kritisharmacreations.blogspot....
Surbhi Sareen
Jul 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Seventh Cup by Nitesh Kumar Jain is one of the thought provoking novel that can bring a lot of controversy in the field of Science, Religion. The genre of the book is difficult to decide as it falls under multiple categories so anyone can give the category according to their choice. I got this book from Kalamos Literary Agency in return of an honest review. To read full review click on the link below:
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