Your Truth or Mine? | Trisha Sahklecha
Published: 2019, Pan Macmillan India
Swathi’s Rating: 4.5/5
Verdict: fast-paced, taut and intelligent storytelling for a debut thriller!
Here comes an excellent thriller recommendation from Pan Macmillan India. If you’re a fan of thrillers based in India with an intelligent premise and an even more intriguing murder mystery to solve, then do yourself a favor and order a copy of this book now!!
About the Book:
At their wedding Mia and Roy Kapoor promised to love and cherish each other.
Whilst not perfect, their marriage is sacred and their commitment absolute.
But a knock at the door changes everything when Roy is questioned over the disappearance of a young woman.
As Roy and Mia’s life unravels, they must question everything they know about each other if their marriage is to survive.
But what if the real truth is not what they, or you, think?
This domestic thriller has several layers to it than I’d expected and I’m not quite sure where to begin with.
The story revolves around Mia and Roy, a married couple based in London with Indian roots. As the story progresses, we get a glimpse of their marriage, the lies, betrayal, ignorance between the couple from each other’s perspective, yet not so clearly. The tension between the characters are vivid and unavoidable and that suspense is enough to keep the readers hooked through the very short, and very crispy chapters of this dark and compulsive domestic thriller.
It’s hard to believe that this book is a debut from the author. Being a reader who’ve read and mused on various types of thrillers over the years, Trisha Sakhlecha’s words essentially captured my attention throughout the entire time I spent with the book, and never once did I get bored or guess what’s coming next. And oh that twist in the climax – DEFINITELY did not see that one coming!!
As I said earlier, there were several layers tangled into this book. Carefully structured, this book is highly character driven, and as you sink deeper and deeper into the book, it’s hard to see outside of the characters and definitely impossible to link the clues the author had been dropping very subtly all along!
Shuffling between India and UK, the book is also atmospheric in every aspect. Trisha does a brilliant job using her multicultural experience in her descriptions of an Indian wedding, family dramas, life in London, fancy jobs, secrets, depression, infidelity and many other psychological aspects to make her debut a brilliant thriller masterpiece.
All my thanks to Pan Macmillan India for the book in exchange for my honest opinion. All thoughts and opinions are solely mine and in no way biased.
Meet the Author:
Trisha Sakhlecha grew up in New Delhi and now lives in London. She works in fashion and is a graduate of the acclaimed Faber Academy writing course. In the past, Trisha has worked as a designer, trend forecaster, and lecturer. Your Truth or Mine? is her first novel.
She tweets @trishasakhlecha