Title : Diabolical
Author : Supriya Parulekar
Blurb : Lost and alone, Sonya fought with the demons that haunted her, threatening to rip her apart! “They want me dead…” Sonya mumbled as fear took hold of her. Being a superstar in Bollywood provided no solace to the gorgeous Sonya Rana and there was no running away from the fear that she experienced every waking moment. Jay tried to soothe her frayed nerves with his love but she chose to shut herself from the world. All she wanted was to leave her dark past behind, somehow.
“Let me go… please,” Sonya pleaded to Tania, her step-sister who fiercely loved and protected her. Sonya knew the bitter truth. In the end, either one will survive; she or the demons raging within her, and if the demons won, it would spell an end for Sonya. When one’s soul takes a beating, all hope is lost and everything is over in a single heartbeat. The ‘Diabolical’ had manifested itself within the gorgeous Sonya, killing the hope of a chance at a beautiful life she could have had. Read this book to unravel the dark games our mind plays with us. Experience a tumultuous ride of emotions as Sonya’s past catches up with her sending her life spiraling down.
My view: ‘Diabolical’; a story in which fear engulfed the protagonist and the dark past travels along with her, pretending as her shadow to ruin her life. Diabolical is a book drenched with emotions and dramas which traces out the mental and emotional fall of a girl, her dealing with relationship and a crunchy bite of romance, a story which energetically speaks of relationship and its role.
Without a shadow of doubt, cover is attractive and compliments the story and the title. Blurb at the back, in an instance forces reader to discover the journey of Sonya and trace out the demon that haunted her.
A matured writing style festooning the story welcomes the reader. It holds reader’s attention, on and on. The series of events it carries in its bag are interesting enough to let reader fall for it. One after another, reader would be served with some delicate chapters of protagonist’s life which made them feel connected with the protagonist. Without a hint of unnecessary description, authoress cleverly delivers her words to the reader which strikes reader’s mind and connects it to his /her heart.
Although there are some good number of characters in the book, but the projection is done very beautifully. It doesn’t take readers much time to comprehend what actually is served in their plate. I could very easily relate to the story and feel the moments which are very artistically portrayed by the authoress. Each event can be clearly visualized and the journey proved to be furnished and bump-free.
A page-turner and an entertaining read!
Rating : 3.8/5
Reviewer: Shweta Kesari