Verdict: ☆☆☆ A nice thriller with an unusual ending. The events and adventure faced by a young girl is an interesting to read. A must read book.
About The Author: Ashwati Menon, though, is a native of Kerala, is born and brought up in Gujarat. Writing came early in life and started writing at young age of 8 years. The journey began with short poems and hence on, it has been an upward climb towards trying new style of writing. Currently, she is working in IT Software Company as a Project Manager and has three years of work experience. Education included a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Computers. Her favorite hobbies include reading, dancing and playing guitar. Also, she has published her first novel under the author name "Anita Raghav" titled "Let Me Sleep!"
What are these strange visions? What is wrong in her head? Why does she get strange feelings before incidents happen?
Nishtha Vaidya is a survivor of a terrible natural calamity. Not only does she live on with survivor's guilt, her mind is still there, on the ill-fated day and she could never come out of it. Just when things are beginning to settle slowly in the safe and cozy life in a vibrant lifestyle of Gujarat - Nishtha is getting strange visions and headaches. Life is taking her back two years in time and she finds she is running around the state, saving different and unknown lives from mortal peril.
Will Nishtha get answers to these mind boggling questions? Will Nishtha be able to pay tribute to her friends whom she lost? Has her untold love story got anything to do with it at all? Will Nishtha Ever unburden herself?
Review: First look of the title and the cover is simple and interesting. The cover is beautifully designed by Amol karambe. It clearly matches with the blurb which tells us about the unusual events happening with the young girl and she is helpless. The book had managed to capture the attention of the reader till the end. The Author had clearly described the mental trauma faced by the girl due to lost of her friends and love of her life. Also the way Nishtha the main protagonist handle her natural powers were commendable and very well portrayed by the Author. Earlier, she was shocked and confused, but slowly she had a good control over bad powers and she started using her power in a good way. I loved reading these events. The characters were very well described. The series of events in the book was nicely written by the author without creating confusion. The Author had perfectly created the balance between past and present. At one moment the story was at present and suddenly at another moment it jumps to post without creating confusion among the readers. The writing style is good. I enjoyed the way Author had clearly managed the confusion going inside the head of Nishtha. Overall a nice read. All the best Author.
Drawback: There were some characters which can be skipped from the story as these characters have no use. For example Dhnyaneshwar from the past and Uncle Kashi. The end should be more polished. I wanted something more from the book.