Title: Behind the Crimson Tears
Publication: Bluerose Publishers
Length: 232 Pages (Paperback)
Source: Review Copy by Author
“What happens when a helpless son is destined to see his mom, smiling with bruises every day and silently enduring the misery of her marriage with an abusive husband?” “Why a girl marries a guy, who is rich, handsome, charismatic, immensely loving and… a rapist?” “Why a simple, introvert boy gets obsessed with 25 years elder married woman even though he knows that it is unacceptable?” Join Moksh, Alisha, and Vineet in their saga of pain as they turn the dark pages of their dreadful past on a quiet winter night and know how the dice of their destinies rolled in such a way that they eventually ended up with befriending tears, heartbreak, lies and torments, annihilating all their innocence, simplicity and smiles, as the meaning of love, trust and happiness diminishes to something meaningless for them, in the ravaging storm of time.
The book starts When on a quiet winter night Moksh Welcomes his college friends Alisha and Vineet to his house for a get-together. Since they were meeting after a long span, they are all nostalgic about their days in college together. They all delve into a deep conversation about their lives when Moksh take Alisha and Vineet for his home tour, they both love his house and its interior but does not find a single family photograph their in spite of the fact that he loved his family so much. This storms them and both of them are not able to resist themselves from asking Moksh, the reason about the same.
Here begins the story of all three of them about the hardships and the difficult lives they have lived through, after their college. They all pour their hearts out to each other and narrates their stories which bring tears to their eyes listening to each other’s difficult times. The book narrates some extremely dark stories about love and pain.
Moksh killed his mother, she was his world. Then why did he do so?
Alisha raped his husband to make him pay for his sins. But what sins?
And Vineet left Kavita, his first love forever. Why?
All these questions will keep you immersed in the book.
The Book speaks about some of the concealed and unspoken subjects of society.
🍷The writing is bold and dauntless. I appreciate that the author chose to speak of such issues.
🍷The evils like Marital Rape, Domestic Violence, Abuse and Bullying have been expressed in a very heartrending manner.
🍷They will shiver you down and will make you feel gross about some of the hollow ideals that our society follows.
🍷The writing style is plain and simple that can be understood easily.
🍷Narration is smooth and nowhere I felt lost.
🔞The book contains scenes describing intimate interactions. The readers are advised to read as per their sensitivities to the context.
Avisek is a software engineer by profession, working in a MNC IT company. His concern for persisting social issues and interest in writing has led him to write this debut book. though his book is a work of fiction but it deals with some genuine problems which do exist in real life of people but are less talked about.
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