Book- Dark Blossom
Author- Neel Mullick
Publishers- Rupa Publications
Human emotions and motives can be really dangerous if not handled carefully. What lies beneath a person and what he shows might be way different from each other even though we claim to know the person really well. Humans are indeed the most complex creatures.
Cynthia met Sam when she resumed her practice after settling down the mess in her own life. At that time Sam was yet to accept the loss of his only child William and his wife Marisa who unfortunately died in a car accident. Cynthia continued her sessions with Sam to help him accept and overcome his loss while trying hard to rejuvenate her relationship with her teenage daughter Lily. Things start progressing for Cynthia both with Sam and Lily, secrets were shared and new relationships were built and before you can realize you will reach the ending which will leave you flabbergasted.
The book has been written in a very lucid manner and will keep you hooked till you reach the end and then push you off the edge just on the last chapter. With mindblowing narration what I loved about the book was how gently every issue, scene and character were crafted, everything was so polished and the plot was realistic. Thrilling to the core with mystery woven pages issues like marital abuse, child abuse, mental health were very tastefully handled.
The characters were real beauty who carried the essence of the whole plot flawlessly. Cynthia’s persistence with both her client Sam and her daughter Lily was awe-worthy, her constant effort to gain their trust, to make them share their deepest feelings with her, to help them get back to their normal self and lead a peaceful life was laudable.
Overall it was an amusing read for me and I would definitely recommend this book to everyone.