‘Love on the Rocks’ by Ismita Tandon Dhankher is a novel that would take you on a different level of thoughts. The mystique element in the novel keeps you in a tight grip till you reach the last page and the climax ends it on an unexpected note. It is quite different from the chic-lit novels flooding the market and hence, promises to keep your grey cells tickling as the story progresses.
The title makes you think it would be just another story of a girl and a guy falling in love but here is exactly where you go wrong. It is a tale of murder, deceit, mystery and needless to say love as well, which stands a trial when there is fog all around in the relationship of Aaron and Sancha. The Plot has been crafted carefully by the author to give enough room to every character to make it more realistic. But somewhere the story goes complex during those Manna Journals in which the author goes back to the start and takes a character out of there to put forward his views, which seem irrelevant. If you ignore it, the story connects smoothly and keeps you hooked till the end.
Writing: The writing style is quite different from the regular Indian authors. The language is suave and has an aesthetic sense where nothing more and nothing less was felt. Overall quite a quality read.
About the Author: Ismita is the author of ‘Love on the Rocks’ published by Penguin India in March 2011. A romantic thriller that tests the bonds of love and marriage against a backdrop of suspense, intrigue and psychological undercurrents.
Overall Rating: 8/10
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This review has been contributed by Nikhil Mukhija. Nikhil himself is a content developer, marketing script writer as well as an SEO specialist. While he is not busy with his Engineering studies, Nikhil contributes to various online writing platforms.
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