You beneath your skin by Damyanti Biswas

The Blurb

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 Author

Damyanti Biswas lives in Singapore, and supports Delhi’s underprivileged women and children, volunteering with organisations who work for this cause. 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. 

She also sends out monthly newsletters with book recommendations and writing resources, which you can grab here.

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Amazon: mybook.to/YouBeneathYourSkin

Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/47634028-you-beneath-your-skin

The Review

The book is written about life in the poor areas in Delhi. It describes in wincing but necessary detail the lives of the rich and privileged and those who are poor and are stuck in lives of hardship.

It’s a dark, chilling tale and gives the story of a family. An ordinary family caught up in a world where crime seems to be closely visiting.

If you enjoy crime, noir and books that discuss things that occur in other places this book is definitely one for you.

All proceeds of this book are also going to charity which is also a good thing considering the subject matter.

Thanks to Damyanti Biswas for approaching me to read this novel.

Published by Books’n’banter


Hi and welcome to my new blog. I’m reading and reviewing the books I read, after a long break I realised just how much I missed reviewing. I’ve been a voracious reader since childhood and I don’t imagine that changing. 
If you would like me to read and review a book you’re bringing out, please feel free to contact me. If it’s not my type of book I won’t waste your time by agreeing. I don’t promise 5 star reviews, and I know authors do appreciate feedback , but I can only promise an honest review. 
 Genres I love include crime, thriller, tartan noir is a stand out favourite. I do also enjoy horror, and other fiction/non fiction as they take my fancy. 
Please feel free to tell me if you have any recommendations for books to read whether they are already out or just about to. Reviews will be published on Twitter and Goodreads. Contact me here on the blog or email me at booksnbanter1@gmail.com 
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