You Beneath Your Skin by Damyanti Biswas
Book Review by Priyanka Mukherjee
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Mystery, Adult Fiction
Content Warnings: Mature Content
Heat Gauge: (5/5)
About The Book:
Indian American single mother Anjali Morgan juggles her job as a psychiatrist with caring for her autistic teenage son. She is in a long-standing affair with ambitious Police Commissioner Jatin Bhatt – an irresistible attraction that could destroy both their lives.
Jatin’s home life is falling apart: his handsome and charming son is not all he appears to be, and his wife has too much on her plate to pay attention to either husband or son.
Across the city there is a crime spree: slum women found stuffed in trash bags, faces and bodies disfigured by acid.
In a sordid world of poverty, misogyny, and political corruption, Jatin must make some hard choices. But what he unearths is only the tip of the iceberg.
I am a sucker for anything thriller, mystery suspense and psychological thrillers. Yet, to my disappointment, most of the books are below average.
I saw rave reviews for this book and decided to buy it (I bought a paperback; I rarely buy paperbacks these days, because they are expensive). I am very GLAD that I brought the book.
As the book is a psychological thriller, I will not discuss the storyline in detail. However, mark my words, the story is brilliant. After a long time, I read a book where all the characters were well-written.
We all love the hero; here, I love the villain. The only reason for it is how his character is sketched in the book. Every motive of his to commit the crimes is clear. There was a chapter where the antagonist is talking with his father, and his emotions—the raw rage, the anger, and the feeling of being abandoned—are brilliantly portrayed. I loved that part.
This is a must-read book for thriller lovers.
About The Book Reviewer:
Priyanka is an Indian Blogger, VA, and Book Promoter. She started her career as a Human Resource executive. She quit her corporate career in 2017 to make a career as a Book Blogger.
She is an avid reader and primarily likes to read books written in Bengali. When she is not working, she likes to write about social issues and mental health-related articles.