By Ila Garg
I am loving it here. Coming back every now and then with something new seems great! Kanika is a constant motivator. So here I am with another book that came in my mail. I recently read this book called Is It Maya? by Saikat Baksi.
Book: Is It Maya?
Author: Saikat Baksi
Price: Rs. 299/-
Where To Buy: Amazon
My take on the book ‘Is It Maya?’:
Is It Maya?, a novel by Saikat Baksi, is published by Frog Books. The cover represents a crime scene with blood indicating a murder or something. A vengeful looking girl on the cover further adds to the mystery. The sub title: Death in the corridor of love and glory… confirms that the story involves bloodshed, a murder most probably or a suicide. It totally intrigued me to flip through the pages quickly.
When I read the blurb, I could see a strange and unavoidable connection of this plot with Sheena Bora Murder Case. Without further ado, I started off with the book.
And yes, as you go on reading it you will notice that how the entire plot is largely based on Sheena’s murder case. However, the author has introduced twists and turns of his own to give the incident his own touch. So, Maya is arrested as she is the main suspect for Veena’s murder. The police believes Veena is her daughter, though she claims that she is her sister. The whole story revolves around this murder mystery.
Maya’s character is the most gripping. She is a socialite who is a strong woman. She is unapologetic about her past and she is portrayed as someone who can do anything in order to ensure that things go her way. She is smart and calculative in her dealings. Men are mere pawns for her in the game of chess. She knows how to get them to dance on her fingers.
The descriptions in the book are quite realistic and therefore the readers will feel very much connected to the events. The language is simple and easy to comprehend. Nowhere will a reader feel any disconnect. It’s so well-written that once you pick up, you cannot keep it down without finishing it off. I found it quite engaging. The subject is tackled beautifully by the skillful author. Though, the fact that the plot is largely based on a real life case, takes away the element of mystery from it.
Who is Maya, what’s her relation with Veena, is Veena really murdered or is there anything else, who murdered Veena, will Maya admit that she murdered Veena when she is tortured in jail or will she stick to her version of the truth, is Maya the real murderer are some of the many reasons why you will keep turning the pages to find out what happens in Is It Maya?
Further, this 244-page book is a compelling book for all those murder mystery readers.
I really hope you enjoyed reading my review on the book ‘Is It Maya?’. Have you read it? Do share your views and experiences in the comments below.
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