Tuesday, 9 January 2018

#BookReview : The Ghosts Of Gurugram by Debeshi Gooptu

Title: The Ghosts Of Gurugram
Author: Debeshi Gooptu
Pages: 150
Format: Kindle edition


When twenty-six-year-old Tara Chatterjee moves to Gurgaon to make a fresh start after a painful breakup, she finds herself in the middle of a peculiar situation. Her new home is inhabited by a ghost, a woman only she can see! Who is this woman and why does she keep appearing in front of Tara with her motley crew of friends? Will Tara be able to make sense of the chaos in her own life and unravel the secret of her haunted apartment?


The cover page of the book is very interesting having a blue background and is very colourful. It is very apt to the story and is eye catchy. 


The Ghosts Of Gurugram by Debeshi Gooptu is a very interesting read. The blurb made me pick up this book. Reading this book was a roller coaster ride, so many ups and downs of emotions. 
It is written in a simple language and is flowing like a fluid and I loved author's writing style. It is a short read which can easily be finished in two hours. The story is written in third person narration. The story line is very gripping and a lot of social issues are raised such as dowry, suicide, domestic violence, and various others which are an eye opener. These issues are so wisely incorporated into this horror story that it makes the story all the more interesting. The author has also mentioned about the old Indian beliefs such as believing in Ojhas. The dialogues are funny at various points, making the story witty and enjoyable. Each chapter opens up with something new and each event can be visualized so well. The short read is full of twists and suspense making the reader stick to it till the end. 
There are quite a number of characters in the book but the protagonist is very well developed. Coming from a Bengali city to Gurugram for a new beginning, she ends up with ghosts. I loved her character and the way the author has penned down is so relate able. I loved the relationship between Tara and her friend Neetu. Each character opens up with his or her story and they are well defined. 
It is a fast paced book and can be easily read in a sitting. The emotions are expressed marvelously and the book is filled with sadness, humor, fun and laughter. The story left a great impact on me, making me think a lot about the social issues which are present in the society. The title is very well justified. 
Overall, a very gripping and a light read. I enjoyed reading it a lot. I would recommend this book to everyone.

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Buy the book here: https://www.amazon.in/Ghosts-Gurugram-Debeshi-Gooptu-ebook/dp/B0778R9VVZ


Debeshi Gooptu

Debeshi Gooptu always knew she wanted to be a writer. Or a musician. After a long stint as a business journalist and higher education advisor, she set up her own online education research firm and started blogging for fun. Her books and short stories have been published by Juggernaut Books.

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

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