I have heard a lot about Shobhaa Dé but wasn’t sure if her books were as good as the strong opinions she had. When I flipped through the blurb of all the books, it just seemed like they all were same in one way or another. And since it was a first time for me, I just picked Strange Obsession.
Just like many, Amrita Aggarwal, a young and attractive girl moves to the City of Dreams (Mumbai), with the thought of making it big in the modelling world. She starts off by visiting various agencies. During one such instance, she manages to draw Meenakshi’s (Minx) attention towards her. Before Amrita realizes, Minx turns out to be a part of her everyday life, with whom, she can’t even fight to remove. It was difficult to meet someone or go to any place without Minx’s knowledge. It was like, Minx was aware of every thought of hers. Amrita’s life turns into nothing less than a nightmare!
I can’t imagine myself being stalked! The mere thought is scary, isn’t it? You can’t help but wonder why Amrita wouldn’t take a stand, right in the beginning instead of giving into Minx’s unending demands. You also want to reach out and kill Minx yourself.
Read the book to find out that what seems to be like a happy turn in events, is not necessarily the happy ending! The book does get slow in between making you want the book to just get over now. Not very impressive and after a point, the book is just predictable. I would rate the book a 2.5/5.