TITLE: Diabolical

AUTHOR: Supriya Parulekar

PUBLISHER: Gargi Publishers

GENRE: Fiction (General)





Lost and alone, Sonya fought with the demons that haunted her, threatening to rip her apart! “They want me dead…” Sonya mumbled as fear took hold of her. Being a superstar in Bollywood provided no solace to the gorgeous Sonya Rana and there was no running away from the fear that she experienced every waking moment. Jay tried to soothe her frayed nerves with his love but she chose to shut herself from the world. All she wanted was to leave her dark past behind, somehow.“Let me go… please,” Sonya pleaded to Tania, her step-sister who fiercely loved and protected her. Sonya knew the bitter truth. In the end, either one will survive; she or the demons raging within her, and if the demons won, it would spell an end for Sonya. When one’s soul takes a beating, all hope is lost and everything is over in a single heartbeat. The ‘Diabolical’ had manifested itself within the gorgeous Sonya, killing the hope of a chance at a beautiful life she could have had. Read this book to unravel the dark games our mind plays with us. Experience a tumultuous ride of emotions as Sonya’s past catches up with her sending her life spiraling down.


Storyline: Interesting and intriguing, the story holds the readers interest right from the word ‘go’ till the very end.A complex maze of emotions, ‘Diabolical’ brings us face to face with reality. As the story unfolds, the reader virtually lives the trauma of a child subjected to sexual abuse at a tender age. The fear, the rage, the feeling of helplessness all combined take a toll on the young mind so-much-so that even after years, the memories refuse to fade/ vanish away and instead lead the victim slowly but steadily to his/ her end. The end may not necessarily be sure death; it can even be the destruction of the soul, the inner strength. The child is scarred for life. Then what does one do to ease the pain, help the victim move forward in life and fight with the demons that rear their head time and again making it difficult for the victim to even sleep in peace? ‘Diabolical’ gives us the answers.

Though ‘Diabolical’ is a story of greed, lust, mistrust, horror, fury and aversion all of which ultimately lead to tragedy and destruction, it also brings to light some positive shades of the human side like sibling bonding and true friendship. These two lend a ray of hope, strength and succor to the victim.
In short, ‘Diabolical’ is virtual tour of the human mind.

Characterization: Perfect. The characters are well developed and relatable.

Language and pace: Language is simple, crisp and lucid. Pace is perfect. No need to look up a dictionary nor stifle a yawn.

Editing: Needs to be tightened. A few typos/ grammatical errors here and there need to be set right.


An enjoyable read, one that can be finished in one sitting, I give this book 4 on a scale of 5.








The Author



An established author, Supriya Parulekar hops genres to regal her readers. She already has five books to her credit and her latest book ‘One Tequila, 2 Tequilas…’is getting some rave reviews. She also has some short stories to her credit and loves to dabble in poetry.

Supriya has worked as a script writer for TV18, History Channel and has also worked as a columnist for ‘YUVA’, a magazine for youth. Her hobbies are reading biographies, visiting places and undertaking adventurous ventures that interest her.

Supriya is a contributing author for ‘Crumpled Voices’ an anthology dealing with child abuse and is also guest author for the anthology ‘Unsung Heroes’.

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This is not a paid review. I was provided a copy of the book by
the Author in exchange for an honest review.



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