Tuhin Sinha's - "The Edge of Desire" just didn't work for me.
I feel this book will sell only due to its topicality. The premise was strong - on how an IAS officer's wife gets raped by goons in Bihar and then plots her revenge.
Unfortunately no one told the author about strong characters. The weakest character in the book is the protagonist !!! All that happens to her is always destiny and never in her control. Circumstances, political upheaval, nature, God, even the weakest character in the book have the power to define and guide her life, but she never-ever, even once, does anything to chart her own path. It is impossible to hold any reader with such poor characterisation.
Rating : 2 / 5