Sam returns home from a business trip a day before his son’s thirteenth birthday and is looking forward to being with his family, when his world is cruelly shattered in one fell swoop.
Initially he thinks he can cope with the loss, but finally seeks the help of Cynthia, an experienced therapist, to regain his equipoise. What he does not know is that Cynthia herself is trying to cope with a debilitating divorce and the sinister shadow of her ex-husband over her daughter…
What happens when doctor and patient find themselves in the same sinking boat? Moreover, when they are rowing in opposite directions–one clinging to the past, and the other unable to get rid of it! In the midst of it all is Lily, Cynthia’s daughter, who harbours a secret that has the power to explode the lives around her.
Taut with tension and intensity, Dark Blossom is a glimpse of what lies under the surface of apparently ‘normal’ people.
Dark Blossom is about an horrific tragedy…..Sam’s life was torn apart after the death of his wife and beloved son William in car accident.
He had been away on a business trip and returns to the police telling him of their death…. broken, he finally seeks help from a therapist.
Cynthia, the therapist, has her own issues, after a divorce from a ‘difficult’ husband and worries about her relationship with her daughter Lily.
While this is a relatively short novel, it packs an incredible amount of emotion and tension in its pages…..will Sam, Cynthia and Lily find hope and light together…..or are there still secrets to be unveiled?
Stunning, haunting writing by Neel Mullick packed with emotion right up to the gasp inducing ending…..brilliant.
Thank you to Anne Cater and Random Things Tours for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook. This my honest and unbiased review.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
With degrees in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon, USA, and Business Administration from INSEAD, France, Neel is the Head of Product and Information Security at a Belgian family-office technology company.
He mentors women entrepreneurs through the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, is involved in raising a generation of digital and socially-aware leaders with the Steering for Greatness Foundation (Nigeria), supports improvement in the quality of life of domestic workers at Emprendedoras del Hogar (Peru), and is helping IIMPACT (India) break the cycle of illiteracy plaguing young girls from socially and economically impoverished communities.
He lives on three continents, spending his time between New York, Brussels, and New Delhi, has survived ten days (and nights!) at an airport, and a free fall five-hundred metres from the sky.
Concerned with the inverse correlation that seems to exist between society’s progress and the empathy with which it interacts with the universe around it, he firmly believes the solution to a rapidly fracturing world lies in peeling enough layers to discover the similarities, rather than judging on mere superficialities.
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Paperback: 224 pages
• Publisher: Rupa Publications (3 Jan. 2019)
• Language: English
• ISBN-10: 935333294X
• ISBN-13: 978-9353332945