Dark Blossom

Thank you Neel Mullick for the review copy.

Blurb (as in the back of the book)

Sam returns home from a business trip a day before his son’s thirteenth birthday and is looking forward to being with his family, when his world is cruelly shattered in one fell swoop. Initially he thinks he can cope with the loss, but finally seeks the help of Cynthia, an experienced therapist, to regain his equipoise. What he does not know is that Cynthia herself is trying to cope with a debilitating divorce and the sinister shadow of her ex-husband over her daughter…

What happens when doctor and patient find themselves in the same sinking boat? Moreover, when they are rowing in opposite directions–one clinging to the past, and the other unable to get rid of it! In the midst of it all is Lily, Cynthia’s daughter, who harbours a secret that has the power to explode the lives around her. Taut with tension and intensity, Dark Blossom is a glimpse of what lies under the surface of apparently ‘normal’ people.

Author

With degrees in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon, USA, Business Administration from INSEAD, France, Neel is the Head of Product and Information Security at a Belgian family-office technology company.
He mentors women entrepreneurs through the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, is involved in raising a generation of digital and socially-aware leaders with the Steering for Greatness Foundation (Nigeria), supports improvement in the quality of life of domestic workers at Emprendedoras del Hogar (Peru), and is helping IIMPACT (India) break the cycle of illiteracy plaguing young girls from socially and economically impoverished communities.
He lives on three continents, spending his time between New York, Brussels, and New Delhi, has survived ten days (and nights!) at an airport, and a free fall five-hundred metres from the sky.
Concerned with the inverse correlation that seems to exist between society’s progress and the empathy with which it interacts with the universe around it, he firmly believes the solution to a rapidly fracturing world lies in peeling enough layers to discover the similarities, rather than judging on mere superficialities. It is this epiphany that led him to writing, and it is with this newfound raison d’être that he seeks not only to entertain and move, but also to give back to society.

Review

  • Pretty cover.
  • Attractive blurb.
  • Attempt is good.
  • After a number of pages one will surely understand how’s it going to end.
  • Non lucid language especially while describing events.
  • Ending could have been much better.

Rating: ⭐⭐🌠/🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Book link

Dark Blossom https://www.amazon.in/dp/935333294X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_v-bDCbCPXDCX2

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