Nobody’s Child by Kanchana Banerjee
When you read a good book, you can’t wait to talk about it and in my case, review it on my blog. Yes, I have found yet another interesting crime novel Nobody’s Child by Kanchana Banerjee published with Harper Collins India that I thoroughly enjoyed. This is the author’s second book and I must say it is a fine work when it comes to character detailing and defining relationships. So what exactly is the book all about?
The thrilling storyline
The story revolves around, Asavri, the winner of reality TV singing competition and people involved in her kidnapping, murdering and then revealing the biggest secret that she’s still alive. A few people feel terrified because she has come back to shatter their dreams. As you read further, you will come to know that many people have planned their success on the cost of Asavri’s life but one man adores her selflessly. But how selflessly can a man be on this Earth?
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Why can’t you miss Nobody’s Child?
- There’s not a single point when you feel the storyline is falling down. It keeps you glued until the end.
- It feels as if you are watching a movie first and then the author thinks to pen down its story.
- Every character has strong distinct characters with grey shades.
- When there are both, good and bad characters, it’s easy to know the culprit but who will you choose when all the characters are worst than the other?
- It’s adventurous to find who is the most negative amongst all as the story travels ahead?
Love has no shade
The love story of Asavri and Monty is not acceptable in this universe. The physical appearance takes a back seat when you actually love to be in each other’s company. When you are with someone by force and gradually your eyes search for that person then it’s not how you look or dress up but how you care for the other person.
This love story has many heaps of emotions. I leave it on you to decide who’s more selfish; Asavri, Monty or the situation and circumstances that made them fall in love?
Kamini Pratap Singh
I find her the most intriguing character in the story. She’s the most negative and powerful woman yet you want to know more about her in every chapter. The author has played well with our patience by slowly opening her cards one by one.
She’s daring and knows the trick to get her work done at any cost. But is she over confidant or well experienced to judge a person? Well, I leave it on you to check it out.
Avniel – the film jounalist
I found him the most hilarious character in the novel. Initially, he was portrayed as the protagonist. His career and love life is a total failure and he himself becomes the biggest loser. Once you finish the book, let me know how do you rate him?
Time period plays with your mind
Chapters skip time periods as if you are travelling in a time machine. Sounds fascinating? Yes, it is though. Initially, my mind took some time to adapt to this kind of narration, maybe you don’t need the caption telling you what time period are you reading? But then, I started enjoying the time-lapse. My mind started dodging between the instances and gave its own conclusions.
My review of Nobody’s Child
All in all, I liked this crime series. It felt so real like a movie as I am a die-hard fan of Crime Patrol Series on TV. This book tricks your mind in many places. You enjoy the blame game at short instances; whether you win or the author’s creativity? It’s not at all easy to find the culprit in the end and I enjoyed the pace thoroughly. All the characters are neatly closed with relationships at their correct places.
This story will mark a space in your mind for some days after you finish reading it. The author is successful in making you want more of her creative work.
Watch snippets from Author Interview
I interviewed the author about her book Nobody’s Child and learnt so many interesting secrets. Do you know in how much time did the author finish it and was it the first draft submitted to Harper Collins India?
You can watch full interview here
Kanchana Banerjee in person
Kanchana holds a master’s degree in English from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. After writing feature articles for various publications, PR firms and companies for nearly two decades, Kanchana is now a full time author. Currently she lives in Gurugram with her husband, son and two dogs. Her first novel is A forgotten Affair.