𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐎𝐧 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐄𝐝𝐠𝐞
𝐁𝐲 𝐍𝐨𝐯𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐥 𝐂𝐡a𝐤𝐫𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐲
𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐝: 𝟏𝟗𝐭𝐡 𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐
𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐫𝐞: 𝐒𝐮𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐞 𝐓𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫
𝐑𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫: 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑
The tale traces the odyssey of Naishee, who adored her younger sibling Shravan with all her heart. However, when he vanished, Naishee was shattered. While everyone assumed that he had absconded, Naishee sensed that there was more to the narrative after she received a second-hand phone in a package. The reason behind the torment inflicted on Naishee and her brother was puzzling until Naishee uncovered the sinister truth behind the abduction. And what is the motive of the kidnapper?
The book features two separate timelines that run parallel to each other and are intertwined in the most unfortunate manner.
Heart on the Edge is a captivating and enigmatic tale of revenge, filled with twists and turns that kept me engaged. The book's fast-paced and addictive nature made it a quick read. It features a range of themes including romance, family drama, violence, and abuse. The author adeptly highlights numerous social injustices and taboos that continue to persist in society.
However, there were certain aspects of the book that felt unrealistic and did not make sense to me. Although the pages kept turning, I could not fully immerse myself in the story as there were several moments that felt forced and superficial. It appeared that the author had drawn inspiration from old Hindi movies to construct many portions of the novel. For instance, the police were conveniently brushed aside, and it seemed like they would not be helpful. Furthermore, Naishee, the main character, goes missing for a month, and even then, the police believe her lies, despite her brother being missing for several months. Throughout the entire story, there is no roll call of the police, almost as if they do not exist in the story.
As I reach the end of my review, I must admit that this book left me feeling somewhat disappointed. Initially, after reading the first few chapters, I had high hopes for the novel. The author had skillfully built up the crime element, and it was a thing of beauty. However, I felt that the author failed to maintain the momentum of the story, leading up to the climax.
It was surprising that one of my favorite authors wrote a story of this standard. I had expected more from them.
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