LIES. AMBITION. FAMILY.
It’s a dark, smog-choked new Delhi winter. Indian American single mother Anjali Morgan juggles her job as a psychiatrist with caring for her autistic teenage son. She is in a long-standing affair with ambitious police commissioner Jatin Bhatt – an irresistible attraction that could destroy both their lives.
Jatin’s home life is falling apart: his handsome and charming son is not all he appears to be, and his wife has too much on her plate to pay attention to either husband or son. But Jatin refuses to listen to anyone, not even the sister to whom he is deeply attached.
Across the city there is a crime spree: slum women found stuffed in trash bags, faces and bodies disfigured by acid. And as events spiral out of control Anjali is horrifyingly at the centre of it all …
In a sordid world of poverty, misogyny, and political corruption, Jatin must make some hard choices. But what he unearths is only the tip of the iceberg. Together with Anjali he must confront old wounds and uncover long-held secrets before it is too late.
After I had read this book and found out it was this authors debut novel I couldn’t believe it. It is a chilling novel that has broken and dysfunctional families, drug abuse, betrayal and horrible violence in it. It was written well and quite descriptive when reading about these poor women who have gone through acid attacks and what had happened to them physically. I think this book will stay with me for a while and this author is definitely a must to watch out for in the future.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
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All author proceeds for the book go to @projectwhydelhi and @stopacidattacks