YOUR TRUTH OR MINE BY TRISHA SAKHLECHA-- REVIEW


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A relationship is based on trust. It is the bridge that connects two hearts. Once the trust is broken everything will fall apart. Your truth or mine is a tale of trust, betrayal, love and hatred . It is the tale of love between Roy and Mia but it is not and love story. The book is an out an out thriller with brimful of emotions.

Your truth or mine? is about the dark secrets couples keep from one another and how a marriage unravels, perfect for fans of Lauren North's The Perfect Betrayal and Lisa Jewell's Then She was Gone.

The plot unravels when Roy is questioned for the missing of a woman. As the investigation proceeds, Mia realises that she doesn't know the man who she loved madly loved. She realises that while she took all the preparations to give him a warm and sensuous welcome post his business trips, he was not truthful her. On the other hand Roy loves Mia and considers her the priced possession in his life. The matters gets further complicated as Mia had her demons to fight with, those that she had hidden from even Roy. What changed the equation between the two of them? What happened to the young woman?

The plot develops in different levels. There is Roy's childhood, his family that is difficult to cope with, there is Mia's scary childhood, her inability to cope with her father's death. The book explains deftly how the lack of communications and inability to be honest with each other spoils relationships and author has taken it a step ahead by the mystery and suspense. It could not be counted as a far fetched one as we have witnessed several murders wherein the background lies infidelity and secrets that are uncalled for.

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?

Too many twists is something that is risky for an author for it could end up confusing the reader thereby dropping the interest. But here the author has placed each sub plot carefully such that the shift to the past is seamless and doesn't stick out like a sore thumb. Characters hold an important role in holding the interest of the reader. All characters are complete. There is not miss goody two shoes. There are no irresistible handsome hunks. The twist in the climax is completely unexpected which justifies the lag in the first half.

Mia's part is given more space in the plot. While Mia succumbs to whatever happens in her life, readers would not be able to help feeling empathetic to her but the part where she in a psychological hollow seems a bit long, and hence the plot ends up losing the proportion of the pace. Barring this, the books is a treat to the literature lovers.

ABOUT 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.

Comments

  1. I read this too recently and loved it. I agree that the author has handled the multiple sub-plots really well.

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