Dark Blossom by Neel Mullick | Book Review


Sam returns home from a business trip a day before his son's thirteenth birthday and is looking forward to being with his family, when his world is cruelly shattered in one fell swoop. Initially he thinks he can cope with the loss, but finally seeks the help of Cynthia, an experienced therapist, to regain his equipoise. What he does not know is that Cynthia herself is trying to cope with a debilitating divorce and the sinister shadow of her ex-husband over her daughter...

What happens when doctor and patient find themselves in the same sinking boat? Moreover, when they are rowing in opposite directions--one clinging to the past, and the other unable to get rid of it! In the midst of it all is Lily, Cynthia's daughter, who harbours a secret that has the power to explode the lives around her. Taut with tension and intensity, Dark Blossom is a glimpse of what lies under the surface of apparently 'normal' people.


Neel Mullick


Rupa Publications

Release date:

December 20th 2018

No. of Pages:

Paperback, 224 Pages

The cover of the book is very beautiful. The moment I saw it, I loved it. The story is about a psychiatrist and her painful ordeals. The Doctor curing him is facing difficulty and going through hard times in own life. The characters are well developed and described. There are 2 main characters, Sam, who's a patient who seeks help from Cynthia, a psychologist.

It took a few chapters to get the foundation and storylines developed. There was a little slowing with the pace here and there, but once everything was together, the story took off and didn't slow down. I found the book easy to read, easy to get into and I was intrigued by all the characters in the book.


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