You Beneath Your Skin
I had been interacting online with the Singapore based Damyanti for a year before we finally met in Delhi last December. The meeting was brief but created a lasting connect. Today I am so happy to reveal the cover for Damyanti Biswas‘s debut crime novel, You Beneath Your Skin . It will be published this September by Simon & Schuster, India.
Checkout this scintillating cover which intrigues you with its well designed graphics. The red and black immediately captures nuances of an atmospheric crime story, and the face visible under the title makes you wonder who she is, and what her story might be.
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 centre 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.
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I know I am salivating reading the book blurb. This novel sounds just the thing to reach out to on a rainy day when you are lounging on your balcony with a hot cup of your preferred brew. I know that’s what I am going to do – how about you?
Do you read crime novels? What do you think of the cover of You Beneath Your Skin? If you love reading pacy crime novels, then this book just might be for you.
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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.
Check out my interview with Author Shuchi Singh Kalra here