Title: Dark Blossom
Author: Neel Mullick
Publisher: Rupa Publications
Publishing Date: 20th December 2018
My Rating: 3 stars
Sam seeks the help of Cynthia, a therapist to overcome the grief of losing his family in a car accident. Cynthia on the other hand, too, is coping with her frustrated marriage and recent divorce. Now, all she wants is to keep her daughter Lily safe from her ex-husband and move on in life. Moreover, there are things which Lily has kept from her mother and is not ready to share with her.
‘Dark Blossom’ is all about how Cynthia treats Sam to move on along with her own troubled life. Meanwhile, her daughter shares her secrets which might affect the life of Sam and Cynthia and their relationships.
Well, talking about how I felt about the book, the plot is just fine, not as exciting as blurb offers in its convincing words. The story moves moderately, though I was intrigued during the middle part of the book to know about the most talked secret, but, when it did reveal, I was like, ‘this is not what I was waiting for anxiously’.
However, the writing is good and one would love to read in the flow. The characters fit in but appeared weak and incomplete to me. Moreover, I’ve my doubts about the choice of the title for this plot. I didn’t find the book dark or emotionally draining or delving deep in the psyche of a person. Rather, it misses the parts which promise a good thriller or a dark book.
For me, Dark Blossom is an average and one-time read. While readers could have a different view on it.
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