You Beneath Your Skin by Damyanti Biswas

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You Beneath Your Skin is one book, I had been waiting for since the past couple of years, ever since I read the stories by Damyanti. If you have read any of her stories, you would know what I mean. If not, then it’s time to change it and go read her work.

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I have been reading Damyanti’s work since I began blogging and participated in the A to Z challenge and it always sweeps me off my mundane reading. Damyanti’s stories are always connected to us, our lives and deepest desires, strong feelings and twists that you can never predict. She writes extensively for various literary magazines, as well as her blog. If you wish to broaden your reading repertoire, her book, You Beneath Your Skin should be on top of your list.

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster India

            Title: You Beneath Your Skin

            Genre: Literary Crime

             Pre-order link: YOU BENEATH YOUR SKIN

Damyanti is great support online for writers and bloggers. We also post about the monthly dose of good news with the WATWB. She also does volunteer work with various organisation and for this book, all the author proceeds will go to Project WHY and StopAcid Attacks. Another reason to support this book.

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BLURB

Lies. Ambition. Family. 

It’s a dark, smog-choked New  Delhi winter. Indian American single mother Anjali Morgan juggles her job as a psychiatrist with caring for her autistic teenage son. She is in a long-standing affair with ambitious Police Commissioner Jatin Bhatt  – an irresistible attraction that could destroy both their lives. 

Jatin’s home life is falling apart: his handsome and charming son is not all he appears to be, and his wife has too much on her plate to pay attention to either husband or son. But Jatin refuses to listen to anyone, not even the sister to whom he is deeply attached. 

Across the city, there is a crime spree: slum women found stuffed in trash bags,  faces and bodies disfigured by acid. And as events spiral out of control Anjali is horrifyingly at the centre of it all.

In a sordid world of poverty, misogyny, and political corruption, Jatin must make some hard choices. But what he unearths is only the tip of the iceberg. Together with Anjali he must confront old wounds and uncover long-held secrets before it is too late.

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You Beneath Your Skin is a crime-thriller that follows the lives of Anjali and Jatin. I received an ARC from Damyanti and As the victims pile up, both of them are pulled in the murky business of drugs, poverty and corruption. I was up all night reading the book trying to find out if Anjali would fall into this corrupt void or is it Jatin who takes the fall.

The killers, the politicians, or the boys who are the key players? Why is a simple, supportive, honest, kind woman being dragged into this mess? Can saving a life means giving up your own? Or is it a loved one who doesn’t love you any more? All these questions kept me reading no-stop.

You Beneath Your Skin is a pager-turner, emotional, heart-wrenching story with excellent writing. The author has portrayed a vivid picture of the dark underbelly of crimes against women, children and how innocents are sacrificed. A book with a message, of not just love, acceptance but also of never giving up on yourself and your loved ones.

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AUTHOR BIO

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Damyanti Biswas lives in Singapore, and works with Delhi’s underprivileged children as part of Project Why, a charity that promotes education and social enhancement in underprivileged communities. Her short stories have been published in magazines in the US, UK, and Asia, and she helps edit the Forge Literary Magazine. You can find her on her blog and twitter.

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