Book Review: Invisible ties by Nadya A. R.

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You flew like a majestic eagle towards the green minarets of a sanctuary;
a soaring spirit far away from the graves and their bitter aftertaste of death…
In search of truth,
and a life that extends beyond eternity…

Author: Nadya A. R.
Publishers: Rupa Publishers
Rating: 5/5

Summary:Vidhya Thakkar- Indian blogger, Mumbai blogger, book blogger, Book blogger Mumbai
As Karachi burned in the 1990s, the painfully shy Noor Kamal found refuge in an antique jade mirror stolen from Daisy, her social butterfly mother. One fateful day, the violence hits home as a motley crew of burglars storm the Kamal residence, killing Joseph, the faithful driver who tried to shield Noor and kidnapping Daisy in the process.
Traumatized by the turn of events and succumbing to familial pressure, Noor reluctantly agrees to start life afresh in Singapore as the wife of Meekaal Kalim, an investment banker. Trapped in a loveless marriage, Noor finds succour in studying psychotherapy.

Her attempt to heal others brings her close to Ella, her neighbour and Jake, a handsome American who is struggling to deal with his emotional breakdown. As she tries to exorcise ghosts from the past and break free from the shackles, where will Noor’s longing for love take her? Would she be able to liberate herself from her strong cultural values and ties?
A saga of love and trials, against a rich contrasting background, Invisible Ties is sure to appeal to the readers.

Invisible ties is a story of Noor who faces many things in life. Finally, when Noor starts a new life after her wedding, there starts a whole new story. The book is about Noor and her struggle of self-discovery.

Well, first of all, I loved the title and the cover of the book. It’s so attractive and interesting. Coming towards the story. This is a different type of story and is unique. The plot of the story is strong and innovative. each chapter has its own importance. The grip of the story is good. one can easily connect with the story and can visualize each and everything. The way this story is portrayed is amazing. the language used by the author is simple, smooth and super interesting. The pace of the story is lil slow, as the story gets lil heavy for the reader in the middle. The flow of the story is smooth and crisp. The story has been written choosing simple words and with the depth that this story is written is commendable. The vocabulary is strong and the story is well edited. The characters of the story is something I loved. Be it daisy, lily or Noor’s character, each of them had their own importance. There are various themes in the story. Relationships, self-discovery, history, love and many such themes. The story is well narrated by the author. it’s simple, smooth and easy to read and catch up with the story. the dialogues are well written and each and every incident are written in a crisp way. The author has provided minute details of everything which is again a plus.

overall, This story is a must-read book. It has that strong vocab, simple language, strong characters, crisp narration and it has a depth meaning. it’s a great piece of contemporary literature.

You can get your copy here.

*** I received this copy from the publishers in exchange for honest and unbiased review***

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  2. Pratikshya Mishra

    Sounds like a deep complicated story with nuanced characters. Just the book i was searching for. Would check this out.

    1. vidhyathakkar

      yes it is an amazing read

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