You Never Know by Akash Verma – Book Review

You Never Know

BY: AKASH VERMA

Synopsis:

There will be times when you feel you have the best relationship, ever There will be times when it will be the worst that has happened to you There will be times when you know you are getting into something terrible; something that will not stop till it destroys you And yet . . . You will be pulled into it so inextricably, unstoppably . . . Dhruv knew Anuradha was his true love. So, despite being married with kids, he still went ahead with their affair. He hid it from his wife and his colleagues. He told lies so he could be with her-it was that amazing! But he couldn’t save himself from the dark secret she was keeping. It pulled him into a vortex of danger so deep that he lost all he had. It happened to him and if you think it can’t happen to you-think again.

Book Review:

You Never Know by Akash Verma revolves around the lives of Dhruv, Shalini and Anuradha. The romantic thriller is a fast paced, quick read which also has some twists to offer. The narration of the story is lucid and holds the interest of the reader till the end. It’s a love triangle or should I say a story about extra marital affair, a love story turned into adultery leading to some thrilling sequences. The story or the plot has nothing very new to offer but if a reader is looking for a light read then this book serves the purpose. It is more like a Bollywood masala movie with very good characterisation and vivid descriptions that keep you hooked to the pages.

Often we blame destiny for our misdeeds but it is us who decide our fate or destiny. What Dhruv, the protagonist, faced was his destiny or he bore the fruits of his misdeed? Well, you need to read the book to know more about this.

The ending of the book was kind of predictable. The language is simple and lucid which is easy to read and comprehend.

Starting with the cover of the book, it is not very attractive or charming but serves the purpose of a good book cover. With its bright red colour, it easily attracts the attention of the readers. Red is the colour of love, red is the colour of passion, red is also the colour of sin. The bright red cover picture with images of flame perfectly justify the story.

The title of the book is absolutely apt.  Characterisation is done well and all the characters have been developed nicely.

Overall, “You Never Know” by Akash Verma is a quick and one time read. Though the story has nothing very new to offer yet if someone is looking for a light and interesting read then this book is the one. Perfect to read for a short flight or a metro ride.

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

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