Saturday, 17 February 2018

The Shadow of Darkness by Priyanka Baranwal | Book Review


Summary:


When Maya fought two criminals one night and saved herself and her five year old daughter, Sejal, she thought the worst was over. But was it really? Or, there could be something worse than the worst? The childhood trauma that little Sejal did not deserve resulted in nightmares, trust issues and bizarre habits. Even after thirteen long years, the night continues to haunt and debilitate her senses with its magnificence, and as if it wasn't enough, an encounter with the remains of past slips her deep into a treacherous darkness.

Sejal has a loving family, a comfortable life yet disappointment is the only thing now echoing inside her. Will its shadow ever leave her side? Then we see a shining light in the dark brooding sky - Kartik. Is he the answer to her quest of peace? Will Sejal be able to find love, strong enough to fight all odds and bring her out from the darkness? Will the light of hope win over its foes?

The Shadow of Darkness holds answer to every question


Author:

Priyanka Baranwal

Release date:

January 1st 2017

No. of Pages:

Paperback, 390 Pages

The use of language in this book were very good. It is a compelling story. The plot moves along briskly. What’s particularly refreshing about this book is the author’s knowledge and understanding of the what belongs in each brilliantly crafted scene.

This was an interesting and relevant story. I truly enjoyed the writing style of the author and I believe she touched on many aspects of issues that are currently important in our society today. One of the things that made this book so powerful was the way the author told the story. You are inside of someone's head as they reflect on where they are, what they have done, and what is happening to them as a result. You really feel that for a short time you are in someone else's skin. If you are looking for a well written book that will make you think, then this is your read. There were few grammar errors but not many.

The story was interesting and absorbing and never seemed to drag. A couple of the characters and some circumstances in the book were a bit too contrived but on the whole I really enjoyed my time with these characters and this story. This would have been a book I would never have picked up myself so I am so glad that I got to read it.

" It's okay to lose confidence. It's okay to feel helpless at some point. It's okay to feel weak at times. We all get scared but it is not okay to withdraw ourselves to the situation."