Publisher: Simon & Schuster India
Title: You Beneath Your Skin
Genre: Literary Crime
Lies. Ambition. Family.
It’s a dark, smog-choked New Delhi winter. Indian American single mother Anjali Morgan juggles her job as a psychiatrist with caring for her autistic teenage son. She is in a long-standing affair with ambitious Police Commissioner Jatin Bhatt – an irresistible attraction that could destroy both their lives.
Jatin’s home life is falling apart: his handsome and charming son is not all he appears to be, and his wife has too much on her plate to pay attention to either husband or son. But Jatin refuses to listen to anyone, not even the sister to whom he is deeply attached.
Across the city there is a crime spree: slum women found stuffed in trash bags, faces and bodies disfigured by acid. And as events spiral out of control Anjali is horrifyingly at the centre of it all.
In a sordid world of poverty, misogyny, and political corruption, Jatin must make some hard choices. But what he unearths is only the tip of the iceberg. Together with Anjali he must confront old wounds and uncover long-held secrets before it is too late.
The title of Damyanti’s book has me wanting to know more. Now. The blurb tells me that the reader can expect a thrilling read with a deep look into human relationships. I love the simplicity of the cover while it has definitely set the tone for some great fiction.
About the Author
Damyanti Biswas lives in Singapore, and works with Delhi’s underprivileged children as part of Project Why, a charity that promotes education and social enhancement in underprivileged communities. Her short stories have been published in magazines in the US, UK, and Asia, and she helps edit the Forge Literary Magazine. You can find her on her blog and twitter.
A Note to the Readers
All the author proceeds will go to Project WHY and Stop Acid Attacks. Find out more about Project Why here: https://projectwhy.org/
Read about Chhanv Foundation (Stop Acid Attacks on Social Media) here: https://www.chhanv.org/
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