Book Review — Done With Her

Book Review — Done With Her

Done With Her — by Chirasree Bose

Publisher: Evincepub Publishing
Pages: 98
Price: Rs. 160 INR(paperback), Rs. 49 INR(Kindle Edition)
ISBN: 978–9388855518
Buy here: https://amzn.to/2Xjn3MJ

A gripping tale of love, lust, obsession and murder. It’s a kick in the guts. Love that’s raw, lust that’s insane and obsession that’s frantically irresistible. Twists will keep you on the edge while the truth will stab at your subconscious. Avesh Mathur, a techie stumbles upon the enchanting and sultry Spreeha at work. Every man in his office wants to have her. But he is struck with horror. She happens to resemble a girl from his past. The past that he’d do anything to keep under wraps. Spreeha lives next door to Avesh. She watches him furtively day and night even though she has a lover. He intrigues her, however, she’s not done with her lover. She wants them both because they remind her of someone. What tragedy awaits Avesh? Is the girl he’s madly falling for as beautiful on the inside as on the outside? Will he finally have to face the frightening truth that he’s been stashing for two years?

About the author:

Chirasree is a 29-year-old passionate writer and reader who wants to make a difference through her writing. She is an editor, content writer, blogger and software engineer. With her debut book ‘Done With Her’, she’s just set her foot on the arena of authors. However, she likes to define herself with just one word, that is — A DREAMER.

My take on the book:

Avesh Mathur comes across Spreeha at his workplace and the attraction is instantaneous. But what starts haunting Avesh is the unmistakable resemblance of Spreeha to Chanda, a past he is fighting to forget. His obsession for Spreeha increases when he finds her living in the same building in an opposite flat. What adds to his trouble is that Spreeha is spotted with his missing friend Dheeraj. The cold eyes and plain expressions of Spreeha only increase Avesh’s curiosity though he finds that she is now his friend’s wife.

The longing and obsession is mutual as Avesh also reminds Spreeha of someone from her past. As the situations around him keep getting complicated with each day, Avesh finds himself getting attracted to Spreeha more. The confession from Spreeha that she knows he loves her too only adds to Avesh’s psyche to be with her under any circumstances. Does this lust cost Avesh and Spreeha more than they realize at there outset? Is the past indeed left behind or does it come back to show its deadly truth forms the rest of the story.

The blurb is so intriguing and interesting which compel the reader to pick the book, so does the cover, which all hint at a dark mystery waiting to unfold. The author does a fantastic job in her debut book with minimal characters but with a story that thrills and chills in each measure. The highlight however is the social message the story tries to give at the end in a subtle way.

The story starts on a high note which is maintained well in the first half. The narration however loses direction and grip towards the end, as the mystery unfolds. For a seasoned mystery reader, the suspense does not hold attention towards the climax as there too many easy clues left. A more tighter narration in the second half without unnecessary loopholes would have done wonders to the book. This book is unputdownable once you start as the curiosity increases with each page. An absolute page turner, pick this one for a thriller with a social message, as the author shows lot of promise in her debut work.

My rating:

3.5/5


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