Book Review: To Hell and Back by Anurag Anand

Book Name: To Hell and Back

Author: Anurag Anand

Publisher: Readomania

Genre: Fiction

Rating: 3/5

Book Blurb: A mindless road-rage incident leaves a young and promising entrepreneur dead. Is it an accident, or a cold-blooded murder, planned to absolute perfection?

Namrata, a young professional, is enveloped by all the quintessential elements of life in the fast lane a staling marriage, an extramarital affair and eyes full of dreams, until a fun evening turns into a chilling nightmare for her.

Renu, a girl living in a world marred by regressive customs and dated practices, has resigned to the patriarchal ways of her world, until they begin to cast their malicious shadows on her unborn child.
Their worlds, although separate, intersect each other in a single strike of tragedy that none could have imagined. It is then that this story begins and sends everyone’s life on a dizzy tailspin.

Will they be able to get back to their safe and secure lives?

To Hell and Back is a fast-paced thriller that will not only keep you on tenterhooks till the very end, but it shall also rattle your beliefs on how ‘crime-proof’ the world that you live in truly is.

Review: To Hell and Back primarily tells the story of two women- Renu and Namrata who are quite opposites yet face similar obstacles in their lives.

Both struggle through their daily lives and the contrast between the two is quite apparent. While one is a strong, independent woman, the other a housewife dependent on her husband for every need. The representation of urban setup in Gurgaon and surrounding places is described well and there are a lot of twists that could have been developed better to engage a reader.

The language is just about average but the descriptions are done well and redeem this book.

The plot however is a bit loose and the middle portion of the book is quite boring and you start to lose interest after a while. A one time read.

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