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Mystery, intrigue and fantasy: A book that leaves you asking for more

From dragonflies being the harbingers of rain, to paranormal activities being experienced in urban cities, the short stories engage the reader and is a complete package of surprises.

books Updated: Aug 04, 2016 20:22 IST
Mona Mohanty’s new book is a potpourri of short stories.
Mona Mohanty’s new book is a potpourri of short stories.

This potpourri of short stories by Mona Mohanty is filled with all shades of emotions and a tinge of unnatural elements.

The tales have unexpected endings, and leave the reader wanting more. As the title suggests, every story has an intriguing plot and has many exciting twists.

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The stories narrate various issues faced by people- be it domestic violence or infertility. One of the stories The Message Trail is about a psycho killer, which is frightening yet ironically comforting. Another one titled Toy Stories talks about black magic and how people at times even harm their close ones for greed.

Some stories give a heavy dose of fantasy towards the end. From dragonflies being the harbingers of rain to paranormal activities being experienced in urban cities, the tales usually seek the readers’ interest. These make the book a package of surprises, leaving a long-lasting impression.

Title: Betwixt Twists and Turns
Author
: Mona Mohanty
Publisher
: Partridge India
Price
: Rs 299