I’ve known Damyanti for several years now—we were on the A to Z Challenge team in 2016 together and thus was born a friendship! I’ve somehow missed meeting her but we did have a marathon phone call once!
Recently, she changed her profile pic on social media and after complimenting her, I asked her why and she told me that it was her “author” pic. That’s when I knew she was writing a new book, soon to be published.
Naturally excited, I wanted more details but had to be patient.
And now, I am happy to show you the cover of her brand new novel, You Beneath Your Skin.
It is a crime thriller—my favorite genre—and I think the red and black color combination is perfect for the setting of the novel. The face on the cover piques my curiosity, making me wonder who she is and how she fits in the story.
You Beneath Your Skin – book blurb
Lies. Ambition. Family.
It’s a dark, smog-choked New Delhi winter. Indian American single mother Anjali Morgan juggles her job as a psychiatrist with caring for her autistic teenage son. She is in a long-standing affair with ambitious Police Commissioner Jatin Bhatt – an irresistible attraction that could destroy both their lives.
Jatin’s home life is falling apart: his handsome and charming son is not all he appears to be, and his wife has too much on her plate to pay attention to either husband or son. But Jatin refuses to listen to anyone, not even the sister to whom he is deeply attached.
Across the city there is a crime spree: slum women found stuffed in trash bags, faces and bodies disfigured by acid. And as events spiral out of control Anjali is horrifyingly at the center of it all.
In a sordid world of poverty, misogyny, and political corruption, Jatin must make some hard choices. But what he unearths is only the tip of the iceberg. Together with Anjali he must confront old wounds and uncover long-held secrets before it is too late.
The book, besides being a racy page-turner, also deals with social issues.
Can’t wait to read more?
I was lucky to read an excerpt from the book and was hooked to the story right from page one.
Corruption, power struggles, murder, family, emotional battles, a serious social issue – the book has it all and promises to be gripping.
I’ve pre-ordered my copy!
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About the author, Damyanti Biswas
Damyanti Biswas lives in Singapore, and works with Delhi’s underprivileged children as part of Project Why, a charity that promotes education and social enhancement in underprivileged communities. Her short stories have been published in magazines in the US, UK, and Asia, and she helps edit the Forge Literary Magazine. You can find her on her blog and twitter.
Do you enjoy crime novels?
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