A young journalist Gayatri Chaturvedi, was assigned to interview a spiritualist who was the talk of the town for his unique healing powers. Initially, she takes him for a fraud but as the interview proceeds, she realizes that he has a deep knowledge of medicine. Smitten by the charms of his looks and fascinated by his intriguing personality, she decides to probe into his past. Her investigation leads her to that era of his life when he was a post-graduate student of medicine. Right at the time when he was about to propose to his lady-love, his life turns upside down and he finds himself accused of the murder of a fellow student. The story unfolds as Gayatri seeks answers to the questions that keep reverberating in her mind. What has made the boy who has a heart of gold, commit a crime as heinous as murder? Is he really guilty or was he trapped? A story of indomitable courage, selfless love and ardent friendship will reaffirm your faith in the power of hope.
A few quotations from the book –
“Saying a prayer is like sharing your sorrows with a best friend.”
“Life can change from a bed of roses to a scorching desert within a blink of an eye.”
“I couldn’t find any rational explanation for the strange turbulence of emotions that builds up inside me like a whirlpool whenever she crosses my visual field.”
“How could a complete stranger invade our psychic system and gain control over us so much that we seem to lose ourselves to them?”
“Within a fraction of a second, our eyes exchanged millions of unspoken words with each other. And then her face faded in the far horizon as the speeding jeep parted us.”
“The thread of both life and death were intertwined in my current state of existence and I was somewhere in between both.”
“I was floating in a vacuum where there was neither sound to jolt me nor gravity to bound me.”
“The path of evil seems to be attractive and promising but it always ends up in a terrible terminal. On the contrary, the path of righteousness is rough and bumpy but leads to a glorious culmination.”
“I felt as if a stranger has suddenly banged into the privacy of loneliness and carved a niche in my heart.”
“Glooms and glees are nothing but mirages that we have created ourselves in our minds.”
“We are so much concerned about our tomorrows that we even forget to live our todays.”
“Pleasure and pain traverse our lives in vicious circles like day and night.”
“Our birth is the best and the worst thing that has happened to us. It depends on us what we turn our life into.”
“Her voice was as moist with tears as it was scorching with sarcasm.”
“Vigour is the quality of the soul and not of the body. A resilient soul can cherish even in a half-dead body.”
“All our rosy dreams don’t harden into reality but some do melt into tears.”
About the Author –
Jisha Rajesh is a doctor by profession and a writer by passion. She dreams of spreading the message of love, compassion and universal brotherhood through her stories. She was a winner of various literary competitions during her college days. She is an avid reader and music and cooking are her other hobbies. Her stories have been published on StoryMirror, Muse India and Indus woman writing.
The cover shows of a stethoscope depicting life and death. cover is simple and hopeful. Blurb is crisp .The story follows a smooth narration. The language is easy to understand. The way the author has put up imagery is really beautiful. The topics which are covered is medical as well as spritualism. A alot about psychology will also be learnt in this. It is such a pure read which will take you to yourself and stir alot of emotions. We all are in dire need of hope and this book just guides you through and help you understand how much hope is what we need.
You can see in the blurb alot of relatable quotes are given which all of us have felt it once or gone through atleast once. These quotes also help us things better and gives us hope too.
Never to giveup in the toughest of times has been given in these pages. This book is bound to leave an impact on you and drive back the potential one has to the maximum.