My Rating: 4/5 stars
About this Book:
A gripping tale of love, lust, obsession and murder. It’s a kick in the guts. Love that’s raw, lust that’s insane and obsession that’s frantically irresistible. Twists will keep you on the edge while the truth will stab at your subconscious.
Avesh Mathur, a techie stumbles upon the enchanting and sultry Spreeha at work. Every man in his office wants to have her. But he is struck with horror. She happens to resemble a girl from his past. The past that he’d do anything to keep under wraps.
Spreeha lives next door to Avesh. She watches him furtively day and night even though she has a lover. He intrigues her, however, she’s not done with her lover. She wants them both because they remind her of someone.
What tragedy awaits Avesh? Is the girl he’s madly falling for as beautiful on the inside as on the outside? Will he finally have to face the frightening truth that he’s been stashing for two years?
Wait, did I read that right? Is it possible for such a complex and amazing story to be wrapped up in such few pages?
Done with her is such a fantastic book. There’s a constant battle between Avesh’s past and his current love life. Spreeha is a charmer. She oozes an aura of intrigue. Their sultry exchanges and the growing lust is only hampered by Avesh’s memory of a girl she’s trying to forget and Spriha’s present lover she doesn’t want to let go of.
It’s not as complicated as it sounds. When I was reading the book, all the things were making complete sense because the obsession, the rawness of “love” (if that’s what you can call it) and their passion made even stupid choices seem reasonable. Moreover, there is so much mystery throughout this book. Till the end, we are left wondering what might happen. There was so much curiosity in me to find out the complete backstories of the characters and yet I was afraid that the book might end too soon. That is the mark of a good book. You feel as if it may end too soon. The writing, however, is something I am especially a fan of. Chirasree Bose made sure that this book’s essence wasn’t destroyed by the lack of good prose. From the beginning, the writing is something a reader would enjoy.
But the most important thing I must mention is that through the means of a sultry crime thriller that would engage more readers, the author cleverly gave a strong social message. It is something commendable by the way it was done without making the story preachy or bland.