Until I Find You

Kajal Kapur posted under Book Review on 2023-06-09

The plot thickens! 'Until I Find You' by Kanchana Banerjee is a gripping and fast-paced page-turner that captivates readers with its mind-bending twists and jaw-dropping narrative. The compelling characters and the spellbinding atmosphere it creates leave you on edge, eagerly holding onto the book until the very last page. In the fictional village of Bannod, the author paints a compelling tale where Vishesh infiltrates the serene community, assuming the role of the deceased and affluent Thakur's son, Manjeet. Vishesh aka Manjeet, striving to maintain a low profile, faces an unexpected intrusion when Sejal, a blast from his past and doubter of his paternal claims, resurfaces. As Sejal's relentless pursuit for answers threatens to unravel his carefully guarded secrets, she mysteriously disappears, and her severed foot surfaces at a construction site. However, Sejal is not the only remnant from his dark history to resurface. Jenny, a survivor of the cult that was supposedly annihilated by cyanide under Vishesh's (Manjeet's) leadership, arrives with a relentless determination to expose the truth he desperately conceals and to look for her friend's lost son, Harsh, who now lives with Manjeet as his son. Driven by her unwavering determination to uncover the truth, she forms an alliance with Virat, a local police officer, to piece together the puzzle surrounding the enigmatic identity of the village Thakur. Together, they embark on a journey to connect the dots, delving deeper into the mysterious circumstances that shroud the truth they seek. what happens next and how the story unfolds forms the plot. With Virat, Jenny, and Harsh at the helm, accompanied by an array of intriguing supporting characters, the plot propels forward, keeping readers engrossed. Banerjee's remarkable talent shines through as she skilfully captivates her audience, offering tantalising hints and surprising twists that resemble an unseen painting that has been right in front of them all along. While the foreword may mention the inspiration drawn from the Jim Jones' cult, it is plausible to assert that this story would have retained its essence and presentation even without that reference. The narrative stands on its own, incorporating unique characters, gripping twists, and an engaging plot that would have captivated readers irrespective of the specific inspiration mentioned. The author's skilful storytelling and ability to create a compelling atmosphere would have ensured that the story maintains its impact and keeps readers hooked from beginning to end, regardless of any external references. For those who revel in the genre of thrillers and crime stories, "Until I Find You" is an absolute must-read. Prepare to be enthralled by its gripping plot and the mastery of Banerjee's storytelling. ~*~ Get your copy here: