• Book: Key to My Soul
  • Author: Probal Mazumdar
  • Genre: Fiction/Romance
  • Pages: 295
  • Publishers: Pblishing
  • Price: INR 195/- 
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Blurb:

“When Siddharth, a lonely young man with a failed marriage gets a sudden phone-call from a mysterious person about his lost childhood lover, Hazel and learns that she is battling for life, he is shaken to the core. He also learns that she had left certain letters for him fifteen years back that never reached him. It disturbs him so much that he rushes to the hospital in his old hometown. There he discovers an eclipsed past buried in time that is riddled with dangerous surprises, trauma, twists of fate, sacrifices that exemplify true love and the real reasons for the tragic end of their childhood love story. But will Hazel ever open her eyes to see him..”

My Review:

The title as well as the cover of the book suggests that it is a romantic story, a childhood romance to be specific. The main characters of the plot are Siddhartha and Hazel and the major events happening in and around their lives tend to be a bit cliched and predictable. The love that Hazel and Siddhartha share is undoubtedly naive, innocent and endearing. As the story progresses, a number of social aspects are touched upon with reference to the main protagonists. Father-daughter, mother-daughter relationship and bond is touched upon. A woman’s plight in our society is highlighted. Since the title meant Key to Hazel’s soul I was left wanting to know more about her and when the story reaches the point where these two could have shared a more mature love and understanding, the author wrapped it up. The editing of the book is on point & the narration of the story is simple and free- flowing  The plot is gripping and keeps the readers hooked. It definitely makes for a leisurely read.

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