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Book Review: The Rape Trial

One night while Rhea, Hitashi, and Amruta was spending some quality time together, they came across a clip in a television channel which displayed the sting operation of Rahul Satyabaghi where he was bragging about how he raped Avni Rambha, bested her in court and gone on to become a men’s right activist. Looking at this clip, the rage within Rhea and her friends ignited as Avni was their childhood friend. Witnessing this whole incident Rhea goes in the flashback to the darkest part of her childhood which turned her heart pound faster.

Author : Bidisha Ghosal

Furthermore, DC Virendra Dixit was among those who’d believe that Rambha rape case has been a false ‘false allegation’ but now, the sting tape bring him to a case that promises to be a turning point in his career. Rhea along with her friends decides to carve out a path to change the fate of the victims. What will they do? Will their path cross with DC Dixit? What will happen to the rapist?

Now, I will love to share a few lines from the book which I loved the most:

It’s her fault, so she should never
Ask for justice.
It’s her fault, so she should never
Speak up
It’s her fault, so should no longer
Live.

You, who teaches the daughter it’s feminine to cover up,
Cover her knees,
Her shoulders,
Her armpits.
That it’s feminine to be modest, lower eyes, lower voice,
Stretch the lips and smile, smile
Be nice!
That boys will always
Be boys.

Enough of women who let man decide.
We decree that he can no longer
Lech us
Catcall us
Follow us
Touch us.
Shout abuse to us.
Shout what he insists are compliments to us.
Assault us.
Rape us
Enough.

Now talking about the book, this book portrays a very unique and intriguing plot that is capable enough to put a question mark on the judicial system of our Country. Not only this, it also displays what happens when women takes justice in their own hand.

First thing first, the storyline is truly enthralling, thought provoking and heart stirring. The narration was blindingly well polished. The reader can actually feel the scene played with the characters around them. The characterization was well developed.

The title of this book is absolutely apt to the storyline. The cover of the book looks beautiful. The language was easily understandable.

I would like to appreciate the author for picking up this topic and crafting the plot brilliantly with lots of twists and turns which will definitely keep the readers glued to the book.

Author Name: Bidisha Ghosal
Book price – INR 555
Publication Date – Jan 7, 2020
Publisher – Notion Press

What I find unique about this book is that this book not only inscribes a gruesome crime but it also shows the true picture of our judiciary system where the rapist can easily get acquitted using his power while the victim either remains silent or gets tired of running around on the court trial for justice.

Review by Barnali Chakraborty

If ever I get a chance to recommend any crime thriller that can be adapted as a movie / web series then, I will definitely recommend “The rape trial”.

If you are a crime thriller hunter alike me then, just grab this book from Notion Press website.
Here is the link:https://notionpress.com/read/the-rape-trial.

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