Welcome to the first post in the weekly book spotlight by The Book Drealms. We are starting this feature off with the book, Shadow in the Mirror by Deepti Menon. I personally have heard good things about it and I have it on my immediate To Be Read List. Yeah, I have 2 lists because I am such a book addict!
Without any further ado, let me give you the book cover and the blurb. Be sure to read it and go down further because you are going to learn some interesting facts/incidents in connection with the book. This is not an ordinary spotlight. It will also highlight a few behind the scenes facts which I, as a reader, enjoy. So I am here hoping that you guys enjoy such stuff too!
It all begins with a death. Nita, a pregnant woman falling
from a balcony becomes the string that unravels the plot.
Her death casts a shadow over many lives; her heartbroken
father, her husband, and Vinny, a young journalist drawn in
by the whiff of foul play and murder.
What follows are stories within stories, eras and worlds
colliding with each other, leaving behind splintered
relationships and mesmerizing slices of lives that appear
to be drawn together and driven apart by the whimsical
strings of destiny.
As events cast their shadows ahead to link the stories of
Vinny, Kavita, Roma, Krish and Nita in an unrelenting knot,
a journey starts to uncover the truth. What is the secret
that links Nita’s death to the other characters? Will
Vinny be able to unravel the mystery?
From intimate diary entries, letters, to bantering over a
meal, and sharing memories while spring cleaning, this novel
de-familiarizes the ordinary, presenting a kaleidoscope of
our own pasts, broken edges and pulsating hearts.
About the book :
Genre: Shadow in the Mirror is a psychological thriller.
Editor: Dipankar Mukherjee - dipankar.mukherjee@readomania. com
Availability: The book has been published by Readomania and is available on Amazon.in and in major bookshops, like Starmark and Odyssey.
Interesting facts about the book :
This book was initially two books with two sets of characters. One fine day, I suddenly felt that it would be a good idea to blend the two together and create a sizzling cocktail out of them. And so, after much editing and juxtaposing, Shadow in the Mirror was born!
The most difficult part was not the actual writing or the editing, but finding a suitable cover for the book, one that would mesmerize and impel the readers to want to pick it up! Dipankar Mukherjee and I pulled our hair out, hunting for the perfect image. Actually, he searched and I kept rejecting, till one fine day, we screamed 'Eureka'. We had found the cover we wanted!
I for one can agree that the book cover fits it to perfection. It just pulls the reader in.
About the author :
Deepti Menon has always loved the written word. She is the author of three books, ‘Arms and the
Woman’, ‘Deeparadhana’ and 'Shadow in the Mirror'. She has worked as a
journalist with several publications, and is now a freelance
editor. Short stories with deft twists and tongue-in-cheek
articles that tickle the funny bone are her forte. Deepti
lives with her family in Chennai.