Book Reviews

Lies Look Like Love | Bijaya Mishra | Book Review

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Invincible Publishers (31 January 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 232 pages

Book Review

Lies Look Like Love by Bijaya Mishra is a suspense thriller that includes love, sinister actions, and a web of lies. Our protagonists Maya and Ravi have their respective back stories would those buried secrets allow them to come together and take a plunge into a loving relationship?

Maya is a widow who feels gloomy and even hallucinates after the demise of her husband Ansh. She stays with her sisters and two caretakers at an isolated villa in an unnamed location. Ravi, a research scientist, comes into the picture as a prospective tenant of the outhouse of the villa. Slowly, Maya and Ravi realise their brewing feelings for each other but amidst this, is the web of secrets and lies that keep the two conscious.

Lies look like Love is a pageturner by Bijaya that managed to have my attention right from page one. I was quite intrigued by the plot that had numerous plot twists and a certain air of enigma. The characters were sketched well and their relations with each other were portrayed clearly. Besides, I liked the lucid writing that made reading this thriller book a smooth experience.

While I absolutely liked the build-up of the story and how the narrative put together references to mental illness, I found the climax a bit underwhelming. It was unpredictable, for sure. But perhaps, it could have been expressed more enticingly.

What I absolutely loved about the book was how it is mapped out. It is a sure-shot recommendation for the lovers of thriller novels, especially beginners. However, if you already are an avid reader of this genre, you might find it does not really match your taste. Nevertheless, Lies Look Like Love was my first by Bijaya and I cannot wait to read more by him.

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