Title: Tides Don’t Cross
Author: Simar Malhotra
Publisher: Rupa Publications
Publishing Date: 20th October 2018
My Rating: 4 stars
Tides Don’t Cross is an intriguing story portraying the lives of three main characters Mrinalini, Rukmani, and Ayaan. Mrinalini and Rukmani, though being real sisters are poles apart in terms of their personalities and views. Where Mrinalini is dubious and evasive, Rukmani is bold and outspoken.
The book has been split up in three parts where first part narrates Mrinalini’s story, the second part accounts how Rukmani and Ayaan met each other and eventually fell in love and the third and last part recounts how the lives of this trio cross after the span of three years.
Well, the plot is fairly predictable and unsurprising and one could easily speculate what’s next, but there was something special in the narration that urges you to complete the story irrespective of the foreseeable end. Clearly, the lucid and expressive narration puts the book in a favourable spot.
Moreover, I loved how all the three characters evolved through the story. They were real and genuine. It was a sheer delight to read the realistic sketch of their vivid personalities and distinct psyche.
All in all, Tides Don’t Cross is a good read with clear entwined characters and impressive narrative. I surely recommend it.
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