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‘Your Truth or Mine?’ book review: An enthralling psychological thriller that leaves you guessing throughout

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 06, 2019, 08.38 PM (IST) Written By: Zeba Khan

“How can we know one another when we barely even know ourselves most of the time? We’re constantly changing.”

Aren’t we?

“No. Love fades. And you screw everything up.”

Ask those who have grown out of love.

“It’s my life. I’ve had such little control over everything, it often feels like I’m being swept up in the sea as if the waves are carrying me towards the end.”

Life doesn’t always give you the power to have things your way.

As these thought-provoking excerpts from the book suggest, Trisha Sakhlecha’s debut novel - ‘Your Truth or Mine?’ touches different aspects of lives - love, loss, family, relationships, dependency, loneliness, marriage, manipulation, jealousy, violence and most importantly, trust. All weaved into one story - seamlessly.

How’s the plot?

Set primarily in London and Rajasthan, the book is led by two characters - Roy and Mia, who loved and decided to get married against all the odds. They are loyal and committed to each other. But can their marriage stand the test of time?

While that’s the main premise, the plot has other parallel stories that culminate in a way you wouldn’t have imagined. Interestingly, the supporting characters of the story evoke emotions as strongly as protagonists.

What’s the message?

The author successfully sends across a clear message - there is no one truth; it has various forms and faces. It’s a derivative of what we see, experience, and believe. While some are transparent, some end up being dark secrets and remain hidden under the layers of fear. And when they unravel, many worlds could come crashing.

There is more!

The simple message is embedded in a story that is full of twists and that’s what makes it a good psychological thriller. It has a good pace, is captivating and keeps you hooked till the end. An hour into reading and you would find it difficult to keep the book and read it later. Most importantly, the author manages to build the tension - a prerequisite for a thriller.

Needless to say, the author has hit the right chords - tight prose, smooth flow, crisp writing, and an unexpected ending.