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Book Review of You Beneath Your Skin By Damyanti Biswas

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Author: Damyanti Biswas
Publisher: Simon & Schuster India



The story gives a strong message regarding woman empowerment and also about parents spending time with their children.



You beneath your skin this is one of the books that made me cry. I took a lil more time to complete this book and it was worth it.
You beneath your skin speaks a huge story with infinite small stories within it. As the rape cases and the acid attacks are increasing in India, though being a fiction story, it reveals the horror behind it. .
As the fog in Delhi raises so are the cases related to a dead woman being killed, raped and thrown acid, at and being thrown in a dump outside the city areas.

Jatin Bhatt who is a Police commissioner is brought attention to these cases by his assistant Kusum. The plot of the story is interesting and is appropriately paced keeping the reader hooked throughout. . The narration of the story is intriguing and relatable. The writing style of the author is gripping and engaging. The way the author narrated the events, is commendable. The well-developed characters make this book more interesting. It’s an emotional rollercoaster ride. It’s a heavy read, so take your own time to read this book.

This story portrays a great deal of bravery in the form of accepting the face and still feeling grateful after being in an acid attack, the bravery of choosing the right thing even if it means letting go of your loved ones and bringing justice to the dead.

The strong characters leaves an impact in the minds of the reader. Each of them had a vital role in the story making it more interesting.
The story gives a strong message regarding women empowerment and also about parents spending time with their children.

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It’s a dark, smog-choked new Delhi winter. Indian American single mother Anjali Morgan juggles her job as a psychiatrist with caring for her autistic teenage son. She is in a long-standing affair with ambitious police commissioner Jatin Bhatt – An irresistible attraction that could destroy both their lives. Jatin’s home life is falling apart: his handsome and charming son is not all he appears to be, and his wife has too much on her plate to pay attention to either husband or son.

But Jatin refuses to listen to anyone, not even the sister to whom he is deeply attached. Across the city there is a crime spree: slum women found stuffed in trash bags, faces and bodies disfigured by acid. And as events spiral out of control Anjali is horrifyingly at the centre of it all … in a sordid world of poverty, misogyny, and political corruption, Jatin must make some hard choices. But what he unearths is only the tip of the iceberg. Together with Anjali he must confront old wounds and uncover long-held secrets before it is too late.

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