Sunday, October 13, 2019

Book Review - Nobody’s Child by Kanchana Banerjee

I am a Twitter follower of Kanchana Banerjee for the last 2 years. I liked her bookish status and updates. Ever since she has published a scary cover photo of "Nobody’s Child", it has left an imprint on my bookish mind. I would like to thank Writersmelon for giving me a chance to drench my curiosity. 


Book blurb
I’m Asavri Bhattacharya. I won the Indian Koel 3 years ago.’
A young woman, dazed, covered in wounds, mind addled by drugs tells a TV journalist on the streets of Mumbai. Soon she breaks into a song, leaving everyone mesmerized by her melodious voice.
How can she be Asavri? Asavri died in a car accident 3 years ago, soon after her win. Her body was cremated; her death mourned by the whole nation. Is the woman an imposter or is she telling the truth?
News spreads like wildfire, the press and public begin clamouring for answers. If this is indeed the real Asavri, then who was cremated three years ago? And who is responsible for these macabre circumstances? Is it Tanya, the first runner-up who wore the victor’s crown after Asavri was declared dead, or Rudra – Asavri’s ex-husband? Or is it Kamini Devi – the glamorous MP with a sinister plan? Or Avniel – the film journalist – who shot to fame by writing Asavri’s biography soon after her death?
The main characters of our story are
Asavri Bhattacharya - Winner of Indian Koel reality show.
  • Avniel - A flop journalist who got into writing and became a bestselling author overnight. 
  • Kamini Pratap Singh - A business tycoon turned politician who's daughter was second in Indian Koel and crowned first after Asavri was declared dead.
The story started when Asavri who was declared dead 2 years back suddenly came on the news. The malnourished and abused lady that police and news channel found was in critical condition. But shocking part was her physical and mental condition which made Avinel find out culprit who did this to Asavri and punish them. The person who was most benefited due to Asavri's death was Kamini and her daughter. So are they involved in the case? Check out the book to know more.

Good points
  • A unique narration style
  • Thriller and suspense are nail-biting.
  • A new concept to read
  • The amalgamation of multiple facets of human nature
  • The complex and dark character of Kamini
Could be better - Lengthy description. Well, the description is needed but certain sections, especially those where interest quotient was building up and description brought it down.

Ratings
  1. Cover - 4/5
  2. Characters - 4/5
  3. Concept - 4.5/5
  4. Content - 3.5/5
  5. Overall - 3.75/5
Book can be found at Amazon & Flipkart
Review from other readers can be found at GoodReads
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