Turning Back Time by Shravya Gunipudi – Book Review

Turning Back Time



When people we love pass away, they only take their presence with them. They leave their memories with us. The story revolves around ‘Alia’, an emotionally distant woman, and how the lives of four elderly strangers impact her own very deeply, bringing about a change in the way she treats herself and those around her. As the clock begins to tick and they each start to die, leaving their stories behind for her to learn from, she finds that the depression and trauma caused by their loss have left with her the gift of a lifetime… Realisation. In the tale of life, death and the ride in between, where there are always mistakes and never second chances, there is only one question. Can you make it through without regrets?

Book Review:

If I have to describe the book in three words, I would say: soft, sensible and simple.  Life is not simple but the simplicity with which the author has captured the essence and emotions of life in the book is laudable. Not many times we come across stories that stay with us for long and Turning Back Time is one such book. I like emotional stories and strangely the tragic ones and this particular novel fits into every category. There are many sub stories; each one having its own beauty and essence. The plot is the hero of the book, but this does not mean that the characters are less important. They hold the stories equally well making the book a thoroughly enjoyable read.

The author has done a commendable job while penning her debut novel. The narration is simple yet beautiful with some remarkable quotable sentences. She has come with a novel concept and the end product is quite refreshing. The cover image is also very impressive. Looking forward to read more from the author, Shravya Gunipudi.

All in all, Turning Back Time is a captivating and thought-provoking novel. Highly recommended to those who like reading emotional stories with a dash of philosophy.

** I received a review copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. **

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