Book Review- The Hidden Letters…

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TITLE: The Hidden Letters…
AUTHOR: Purba Chakraborty
PUBLISHER: Bluejay Books Pvt.Ltd.
GENRE: Fiction

THE BOOK

FRONT COVER

Mysterious. Doesn’t reveal anything of the plot.

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BLURB

She is a successful author, a loving wife and the world’s best mom. Her doctor husband dotes on her, her teenage daughter idolizes her and her readers yearn for her writing. Shouldn’t all that respect and love make her happy?

Yet, she is devoid of inner peace. In the wee hours of the night, her slumber is disturbed by horrifying nightmares. All her harmony is abducted and lost amidst the bunch of hidden letters kept in her cupboard. Those letters were written long back by her cousin, presently a patient at a mental asylum in Kolkata.

Haunted by her inner demons and tired by the long-time secrecy, she decides to put end to her misery by surrendering to her husband and daughter, The Hidden Letters. . .

Will she lose her husbands love and daughters respect? Can she forgive herself for her own selfishness which rendered her cousin’s fate malignant?

WHAT I FELT

Plot: Flavoured with a dash of spice and a cube of sugar this story brings forth the myriad shades of the human nature, the clash of the titans the brain and the heart and the psychology behind our decisions. It also tells us that what appears as wrong to some may be right for others. To blame is easy but to understand is difficult. Love is supposed to be all-encompassing, pure and true. It teaches us to have faith in the other, forgive and forget. Love provides inner peace. Yet, here in ‘The Hidden Letters’ we find that that all-encompassing love is marred by deceit and distrust thus giving rise to the fear, fear of losing.

‘The Hidden Letters’ is the story of Ananya a bestselling author and her secret. It is interesting and engaging. Ananya’s dilemma born out of the secret she keeps under wraps from her family is understandable. Is she right in keeping her husband in the dark? Has she failed someone who had been her greatest support in her hour of need? Well, it all depends on one’s perception of the situation, on how one views her action or if I may say the reason behind it. Is she jealous? Is she selfish? Or is she doing just what’s normal? Well to understand that one needs to go through the book. But I must admit that the author has been able to weave a web of suspense around ‘The Hidden Letters’ beautifully.

The book is truly a simple yet sweet read, one that’s easily relatable.

Language & Style: Simple & crisp hence making the book an easy and light read.

Characterization: The characters are well developed with all their imperfections. One can actually relate to their strengths, weaknesses, actions and reactions. This in itself speaks highly of the observation skills and story-telling ability of the author. To be able to portray Anaya’s secret and her fears as well as Nishith and Olivia’s reactions to her secret as is seen in the pages of the book, one needs to understand human psychology well. Purba has done a fine job here.

WRAPPING UP

Recommendation & Rating

An engaging, light read, one you can pick up while traveling or on a lazy weekend, I give “The Hidden Letters” 4 on a scale of 5.


THE AUTHOR

Born into a Bengali family from Kolkata, Purba Chakraborty is a content developer/writer by profession and an author by passion. Having authored ‘WALKING IN THE STREETS OF LOVE AND DESTINY’ and “THE HIDDEN LETTERS…” Purba is now working on her next book. But that’s not all. Purba has had many of her short stories and poems published in magazines and anthologies. You’ll find her works in “Stories for your valentine” and “Fusion-A mingled flavour mocktail”.

An avid blogger, Purba Chakraborty blogs at- http://www.reverieofpurba.blogspot.in

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About Geeta Nair

Born in Independent India to two really wonderful people who cherished and nourished me with great care, I consider myself lucky to have had the best that life could offer me. Lucky to have had the best education , the best sibling, the best husband, the best daughter,the best of everything that I could ever want, Love to live life on my terms .

3 responses »

  1. Thank you so much Geeta for the lovely review. I really liked the way you have dissected the book. Your words “To blame is easy but to understand is difficult.” rings so apt for the book. I am really happy that you liked reading “The Hidden Letters”. Your words of appreciation means a lot 🙂

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