Author – Balakarthiga M
Publisher – Half Baked Beans
Genre – Thriller
Pages – 175
Blurb on the book:
For most of her life, her parents were her entire world. Diana Britto was born and brought up in a Tamil family. Everything she knew and believed about her family is challenged when she visits her childhood home under changed circumstances and Diana discovers a box of letters that will forever change the way she looked at her parents.
Her father, Cyril Britto, was not entirely a bad guy. He mostly did not cheat on a few women simultaneously during the days of his youth. He only sometimes hated his friends. He may or may not have threatened her mother, Kayal, into marrying him.
It was through marriage that Kayal would learn an important truth about her husband. This book, is the journey of a daughter, a mother, and a best friend through love, betrayal, death and preserved memories.
To be frank this book gave me mixed feelings. Can’t be described as a thriller or romantic fiction.
The story is penned around Diana and her mother Kayal. The presumed Kayal is dead and Diana is drowned in sorrow losing her mother and a loving friend. She returns to her childhood home in search of answers.
Upon arriving, she’s heart broken. Her father Cyril, hands her a old box containing letters. She’s astonished on seeing them. All the letters are addressed to Indira di written by none other than Kayal.
One by one with sorrow, Diana starts reading them. These letters contain the answers to her parents life.
How she finds the missing piece of her major life coping with sad circumstances is the remaining plot.
This is a short read keeps you gripping till the end. But sometimes the story is confusing. Different style of writing and a crazy plot. As the book name states, this book has really disturbing plot. But a definite read. Book cover is pretty too.
Thank you Half Baked Beans for the book.