'Canvas of a Mind' by Purba Chakraborty

About the Book:

Title: Canvas of a Mind
Author: Purba Chakraborty
Publisher: Becomeshakespeare.com
Language: English
No. of pages: 168
Year of Publication: 2017
ISBN: 9789386487223

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What lies within?Akashi lives with her younger sister, Ipsha in Kalimpong, a remote hill station. Their tranquil life turns upside down with the arrival of a stranger in the town, who stalks Ipsha desperately. He tries to lure her by sending love notes and playing a haunting tune on his harmonica, without revealing his identity and showing his face. As Ipsha gets bewitched by him, Akashi tries to protect her from the creepy stalker. She tries to solve the mystery of the stranger and gets shocked by certain revelations. Meanwhile, she realizes that her sister has been deceiving her at every turn of the road.Why is Ipsha deceiving Akashi? And, what does the stranger exactly want from the two sisters? Will Akashi be able to save her sister from the darkness she is walking into? Or will she be shattered, knowing certain things about her sister that she had no idea about?Taut with suspense, "Canvas of a Mind" will take you on a riveting ride. Are you eager to know what lies within?

About the Author:

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Purba Chakraborty is a novelist, poet, web content developer, lifestyle blogger and social influencer from Kolkata. She has authored two novels "Walking in the streets of love and destiny," "The Hidden Letters" and a poetry book "The Heart Listens to No One." "Canvas of a Mind" is her third novel. Her short stories and poems have been published in more than ten anthologies and various magazines. She lives with her father and grandmother. Her hobbies are reading, singing and traveling. Books and music are her most loved companions. She plans a vacation every few months to a beach or a hill station. Her wanderlust is insatiable. She believes that traveling makes her a better storyteller as she comes across so many fascinating people during travelling. She is a restless dreamer and wishes to write till her last breath.

Purba Chakraborty on Writer's Ezine
Review of The Hidden Letters
Author Interview
Author's Quill

My Views:  

I picked up the book at the wrong time at first and had to take a break but when I picked it up the second time I could not keep it down without finishing it.
Canvas of a Mind is simple yet an interesting read. The language is easy to understand, character portrayal is good and it's a page turner, keeping the interest of the reader.

I have known the author for quite some time, have seen her grow as a writer. Her work is published in several issues of Writer's Ezine and WE has reviewed her book 'The Hidden Letters' (and Interviewed her) and in December 2016 issue of Writer's Ezine, Purba features in the Author's Quill column.

The cover of the book is good,  though personally I would have opted for a sketch that's intriguing & matches the title 'Canvas of a Mind'.
Each chapter starting with a quote is not unique but it's a good idea to keep the reader interested.

With some extra effort on editing, the book would be perfect.
Most of the book is written as conversation between the characters and that allows the readers to visualise and be a part of the conversation as the story progresses.
'Psychological Thrillers' is not my preferred genre of reading but I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.
I would recommend this book to those who like easy and light reading. Worth giving it a try.

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