You Beneath Your Skin by Damyanti Biswas
It was a sunny winter afternoon, I reached the book launch of You Beneath Your Skin by Damyanti Biswas. I met her in person one time before when this book was in progress and she revealed the genre of her book – Crime. After CID, I am crazy for Crime Patrol series so I had to read this book. At the book launch, I met the real heroes around whom the story revolves and weaves into a fiction thriller. There’s a sort of instant connect with the writer and her creativity that I instantly picked up her personally autographed book and submerged myself into the story of Anjali Morgan and Jatin Bhatt.
What does You Beneath Your Skin mean?
It’s a very apt title that questions your attitude towards the world? Are you the same person inside out; you under your own skin? So many times in life, we pretend to be someone else and mould according the situations. The author wants all of us to think about our characters in real life as we proceed with the story and if there’s any scope for improvement?
The real connect
The story talks about the two facets of people in society who are very much into your life and their reality shocks you. You feel shattered to see how down a person can go to take revenge. How much hatred is nurturing inside people who live with you and meet you daily?
The pratoigonist is trying to solve two cases simultaneously. One is the case in the crime branch and the another happens parallel to his love interest. All the people around are under scanner. At a time, a reader may confuse with all the characters as suspects in the story. But the author is successful in solving both the cases with clear justification to each.
Actual criminals surprise you in the end. All the characters are properly closed and relationships are well-sorted.
What I liked the most
There are so many little things that kept me glued to the story till the end. Of all great things, I liked the style of narration. It shifts from character to another in the next chapters. First person narrates and thinks of another person. Then this second person narrates the next chapter. It sort of builds a connect between the characters and the reader. Your imagination shifts from one person to the emotions running through another person in the story.
It is difficult to switch narrations but the author has done it in a classic way. You feel the life of each character in the story.
Damyanti Biswas in person
Damyanti Biswas is an Amazon best-selling crime novelist and blogs at Damyanti Writes. She supports Project WHY, a programme that provides quality education to underprivileged children in New Delhi. You can connect with her on Twitter or directly mail her at email@example.com
At the personal front, I found her extremely kind and helpful. I believe when you like a particular person, you start respecting them and look forward to their good work. I am happy I picked up this book.
So grab your personal copy now!!!