Book Review:Canvas of a Mind by Purba Chakraborty

  • ISBN: 9789386487223
  • Genre: Fiction/Thriller / Mystery
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  • Price (Kindle Version): Rs. 165/-  ( I got the book for review from the author)
What lies within?Akashi lives with her younger sister, Ipsha in Kalimpong, a remote hill station. Their tranquil life turns upside down with the arrival of a stranger in the town, who stalks Ipsha desperately. He tries to lure her by sending love notes and playing a haunting tune on his harmonica, without revealing his identity and showing his face. As Ipsha gets bewitched by him, Akashi tries to protect her from the creepy stalker. She tries to solve the mystery of the stranger and gets shocked by certain revelations.

Meanwhile, she realizes that her sister has been deceiving her at every turn of the road.Why is Ipsha deceiving Akashi? And, what does the stranger exactly want from the two sisters? Will Akashi be able to save her sister from the darkness she is walking into? Or will she be shattered, knowing certain things about her sister that she had no idea about?Taut with suspense, "Canvas of a Mind" will take you on a riveting ride. Are you eager to know what lies within?

Behind the Book


About the Author

Purba Chakraborty is born to a Bengali family in Kolkata on 17th June, 1990. She is a content developer/writer by profession, author by passion and a blogger by choice. She has authored two books ‘WALKING IN THE STREETS OF LOVE AND DESTINY’(2012) and "THE HIDDEN LETTERS..."(2014. Many of her short stories and poems have been published in magazines and anthologies namely "Stories for your valentine" and "Fusion-A mingled flavour mocktail". She is currently working on her next manuscript. You can read more of her writings through her blog:

Me thinks

I have always enjoyed reading the author, Purba's writings. Be it her blogs or her books, she has a flair for writing stories that bring out the beauty of life very nicely. Having enjoyed her previous books, it didn't take me more than a second to say yes to read and review her latest offering. Touted to be a romantic thriller, I was more than excited to read this one as the took a path she had never ventured onto before. All her previous books though have romance as a back drop, they can be largely called drama as they talk about various aspects of relationships.

When I started reading the book I was thrilled to see the way she had managed to keep the suspense quotient up for so long. The thrill, the jittery feels, it was all there in her words. I had to finish the book in one reading as I could not sleep without knowing what happened next and for this the author deserves brownie points. Being able to write thrillers, with requisite twists and turns and manage to retain it for the major part of the book is no mean feat. And she has done it brilliantly well.

The characters of both the sisters have been defined so well, similar yet distinct each of them finds a special place in your heart. They don't look like mere cardboard cutouts, they look like someone you know in real life. Lucid language and taut narrative, the story with its flowing description takes us through the picturesque town of Kalimpong and the lives of these stories in a breeze. It feels as if you are watching a movie, and not reading a book. The eye for detail is something I admire about the author.The only thing which didn't work for me were the editing lapses at few places.

However that doesn't take away the beauty of this piece. Strongly recommended for all romantic thriller lovers!

Foodie Verdict

This book is like Aloo Nariyal Patties - Soft, goey and at the same time crispy crunchy, hot and tangy!

Source: Maayeka


  1. Thank you so much Namrata.

    You've reviewed the book so beautifully. And I loved the foodie verdict. I am craving for some Aloo Nariyal Patties now :)

    1. I am so glad you liked the review Purba. As always it is a pleasure reading your work. I like the way you experiment with your writing and manage precision in each of them.

      Wishing you all the best for your book!


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