Title: The Anonymous
Author: Nidhi Kukreja
Publisher: Blue Rose Publications
Publication Date: January 5, 2019
My Rating: 4⭐
“The Anonymous is the story of Natasha, a victim of sexual violence, assault, harassment, and rape, who was a happy, cheerful girl, but she is now cold, heartbroken and weak! During her recovery, she was dragged into a vicious cycle of nightmares by the letters, that just wouldn’t let her move on.”
Natasha, a sexual assault and rape survivor is fighting all odds to find her assaulters and make them serve a death penalty.
The story is very thoughtfully written. The writing style is sophisticated. The transitions from present to past are made very clearly.
The plight of a rape victim (read: survivor) was presented with such veracity that it makes the reader feel the pain of Natasha.
The letters by The Anonymous cringes the reader as if they themselves have received it. You not only visualise the story, but somewhere in the journey become a part of their story.
The characters were not perfect. No one is. And this is the best part of a book, where everyone’s weaknesses and darksides are shown and worked upon throughout their journey.
The story talks about changes. How some incidents can change lives of people and people themselves. How a friend becomes stranger and strangers become your lifeline.
The simplicity of the story touched my heart and will remain there forever.