Book Reviews

The Woman Within by Nitya Ravi

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Invincible Publishers (29 March 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 251 pages

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When you read a book and within a few pages, you realise who would be a bad character. But by the end, you learn how wrong you were, how misplaced your judgement was, how little you could imagine!

That’s exactly how I felt while reading The Woman Within by Nitya Ravi. A book that kept me on the edge right from page 1 and didn’t allow me to lend my thought to anything else but its story. I just couldn’t stay sane until I reached the end and absorbed the truth.

The Woman Within revolves around the lives of Abid and Zia who meet each other at the age of 14. However, circumstances drift them apart and they meet again, after many years at their workplace. A lot has happened in these years. In fact, a lot more happened before their paths were crossed for the first time.

Their grim past brings them to a common point and the way forward gets only murkier.

Both of them have had parents who were cowards (yes, that’s exactly how I saw them) who refused to own up to their responsibilities. Their reluctance to bear responsibilities and willingness to escape them made everything go topsy-turvy.

The Woman Within is an incredible thriller that exposes us to darker shades of grief and trauma. The sinister plot coupled with the psychological impact of trauma brings us a story that leaves us confused, shocked, and maybe, a bit heartbroken.

The brilliant narrative has got the support of equally amazing narration that shook us and gives us goosebumps. The writing is lucid and the overall appeal of this thriller is too good to miss.

If you are a reader looking for some dark gripping plot that plays with your mind, do pick this one up. I absolutely enjoyed reading it and I am glad that I read it for it totally brought me out of my ‘reading slump.’

But, if you are not in the right frame of mind, I’d advise you to skip it for the time being. The instances of trauma and its subsequent impact might not fit well.

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