What Kitty Did – Trisha Bora: Book Review
Books have to bind the readers with the plot so as to make a conversation with them, nowadays books like the above-said ones are an anomaly. Trisha Bora’s debut novel, What Kitty Did falls in the former category and it binds the readers with the plot of the story and intrigues the reader to read more.
Coming to the plot of the story, the protagonist Ketaki Roy, a fresher out of a college as an Engish literature graduate works in the Poise which is a magazine. The real life of Kitty changes ways with the death of Roxy Merchant, a yesteryear actress and the wife of a celebrated diplomat during the dinner at their central Delhi bungalow. Kitty’s boss gives her the job of writing a profile piece about the dead actress and also hints at promotion to her if it is done well.
What kitty did afterward moves the story in a not boring level and did she incur any clues about the death of the celebrated actress, whether she got into any troubles during her work and will this case about writing an article change the whole life of Kitty.
In the meanwhile, she also has to deal with the guy who is not steady on his stand due to her posh mother. The significance of this story is that Delhi as a place is said vividly and the story is set in the streets of Delhi. So if you are from Delhi, you can relate the streets said in the story. This can actually be said of a story from the perspective of a person from Delhi and the lifestyle of the people who live there.
The story can be related to everyone who works out to get a life from that, Kitty is one among them. The story is a thriller and the unearthing of the events makes this book a sure shot page turner.
The cover of the book is very different and also has a significant connection with the story and the designer has to be applauded for his detailing of the cover, A designer’s perspective to the story.
The language of the book is simple and I came to know after a little research that the author has a long publishing history to her credits. The author has already written some short stories and this is the first stint of the author in a full fledged novel, she has nailed it in saying that she is good in making new stories too. There are mentions of a lot of novels in the story and I’m sure the influence of those books had an impact on this story.
This story is partly romantic and part mystery and we cannot come to a conclusion about a particular one. I would recommend this book to fiction lovers and mystery lovers and also to readers who wish to explore a city in the books. This book is surely a page turner and it took me some time to finish rather than a single sitting. The author has succeeded in her first stint as an author and I will definitely read her books in the future too. Do keep this in your reading list, if you are in search for a new book to read.
Book Details :
Author: Trisha Bora
Paperback: 306 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins India
Copy: Flipkart Review Programme
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