TITLE: The Woman Who Saw The Future
AUTHOR: Amit Sharma
GENRE: Fiction ( Suspense)
Sapna Vaid has lived with a unique power for a decade; a power that turned her from a timid, wide-eyed, college-going girl into the most influential and powerful Goddess on Earth. Sapna can see the future and saves thousands of people around the world every year through her record-breaking, popular show ‘Lucky People’. The show had given Sapna’s life a meaning and gives her the courage to sleep every night, where death and blood await her in her dreams.
Even though the world is at her feet, the power costs Sapna her personal life. Thousands of prayers that come her way every year are her only solace, her only reason to live.
When a blinding hatred leads to a desperate act of revenge, a single misuse of her great power triggers a reversal of her fortunes. Now she must decide the path she has to take to preserve her unique gift and her fame, even if it turns her into a murderer on the brink of insanity.
Deviating from my normal pattern of review let me begin with what prompted me to take up the book. Was it the author, the blurb or something else?
Well frankly, the first thing I look into when I pick up a book to read is the genre and the blurb. I do of course browse the net to find out if there are any reviews online for the same. As far as writers I’ve read before are concerned, it’s generally the genre that matters. However, I took up ‘The Woman Who Saw The Future’ because it came from the ‘House of Readomania,’ and I must admit they did not disappoint me this time too. They once again proved that they are one of the best publishing houses in India. Their editing team is truly one of the best. Kudos to them. 👏
Now moving on….
The plot is unique; the storyline is gripping as well as intriguing and the narrative takes the story forward flawlessly. Who would think nightmares could mint money and skyrocket people to fame. Well, that’s exactly what the story puts forth. A harmless exercise with the aim of saving and providing succor to possible victims of accidents, calamities, etc., snowballs into a show of a magnitude that even the protagonist has not envisaged. With it comes fame and money. Revered by millions, she became a goddess of sorts in a short span. But……. was the fame, the money, the fan following worth the turmoil in her personal life ? To know that and a lot more, you will have to read the story of Sapna Vaid the woman who saw the future.
A story of nightmares, fame and following, ‘The Woman Who Saw The Future’ is also the story of innocence lost and failed relationships. It is the story of love, despair and much more. A package of emotions bundled together waiting for a release, the story is in short, all about human psychology.
Narrated from the point of view of multiple characters, the book helps us sum up each of the characters well, and makes it easy for us to relate to their thoughts and actions. In fact even those that don’t make an appearance to narrate their side of the story like Kabir, come live before our eyes making the characterization part of the book remarkable. Yes, if there is someone I would truly love to get to know more about, it is Vikrant Vaid i.e. Sapna Vaid’s brother.
The language is simple, crisp and free-flowing, and the pace is perfect. Never felt my interest waning. So, there was no question of a yawn escaping my mouth, or my brain making a wish for a break, even a wee-one.
An engaging read, one which can either make you sit up and think of the weird ways of destiny, or up the antennae of suspicion in you making you wonder where the story is leading to i.e. nudge the detective in you to unravel the mystery of Sapna Vaid, the book scores a 4 on a scale of 5.
I received a copy from Writersmelon in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.’
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