When I picked this book with its bland cover and odd title, I had little hope of being glued to it. Can it be bias? I think its more about expectations being built when you look at the blurb and find it reads pretty cheesy and so does the title and then you aren't so sure about spending money on a book like that. The funny thing is I keep doing it believing that one day, others will feel the same curiosity and buy my books and give me a chance too. Anyway, I started reading the book on a Saturday evening and it was so interesting that I just finished it the same night! I couldn't sleep till I had finished reading till the last page!
The story begins with a film director whose wife, Niti, vanishes. She leaves him a note saying that she doesnt want to be traced and that she has to leave him. First angry and then in a state of disbelief, the busy film director realizes that his life and happiness can never be complete without his wife. He remembers the love, trust and joyful moments in their relationship and decides that he will do everything possible to bring her back. He trusts his faithful lawyer to help him find Niti. Together, they embark on a thrilling journey that takes through some of the most painful moments. For the husband, each phase leads from one shocking revelation to the other. He discovers that Niti has a past that he had known nothing about. He finds out about the man she had loved, married and left in order to start a life with him. He finds out so many deep, dark secrets that no husband would like to find out about his wife. He totters between a decision to abandon her for the lies that had kept their marriage alive and then decides that he still loves and wants her back in his life. The rest of the book gets deeper and deeper into twists and tangles that will keep you on the edge.
While there is no literary praise that I can heap on the writing quality, I must say cheers to the young writer, Komal Thakur, for the interesting plot that she wove and kept me glued to. If you stumble upon this book by chance, don't let the bland cover and cheesy blurb steal the thunder. Give the author a chance, buy her book and read it. And just in case you are wondering, nope, she's not related to me nor is she paying me to write this review!
I just believe that every good book deserves a chance to be read.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
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