What did Tashi Do? by Anangsha Alammyan, 2019

Title: What did Tashi Do?

Author: Anangsha Alammyan

Genre: Contemporary/Cybercrime thriller

Format: Ebook (pdf)

No. of pages: 123

Synopsis:

A beautiful woman. An anonymous stranger. A spine-chilling nightmare that blurs the thin line between online bullying and a full-blown real-life ordeal. 
Tashi Chotten is a woman from Arunachal Pradesh working and living a normal life in New Delhi. Her world turns upside down one night when she receives an anonymous email with a picture attached. Curious, she clicks on it to find that the photograph is her own – a semi-naked one she had clicked almost four years back when she was in a relationship with Akash. 
Tashi’s breath catches in her throat: how could this be possible? How could an image of four years ago come back to haunt her now? Was Akash doing this to take revenge on her for dumping him? But why would he wait so long if revenge was his intention? She had so many questions she needed the answers to, but first of all, Tashi had the anonymous sender’s strange request to oblige: should she fight back or should she give him what he was demanding? 
In a fast-paced, mind-numbing tale of misplaced trust and poor data security, blackmail and friendship, lust and a love that had gone cold years back, will Tashi be able to regain control over her life and win the fight against the man who seems to be one step ahead of her, no matter which direction she chooses to go? 


My review:

I received a review copy for the author in return for an honest review. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

What did Tashi Do? Is truly a suspenseful and thrilling ride. I enjoyed the book very much.

The book is a very fast paced read, so much so, that once you pick up this book you wont be able to stop until you are done with the story entirely. It is also a short read and can be finished.

The writng style of the author is very captivating. Once you start reading it, you cannot help but be drawn in. The diction is liquid-y and colloquial and thus makes it an easy read for all readers as well.

The book is also centered on one of the most troubling issues we face today – cyber bullying. The book is also multi-dimensional because we see it dealing with various others, and just as important issues, like depression, mental health, anxiety etc.

I quite liked the character arc of Tashi and think that the author has made the character arc significant. The growth of her person is significant throughout and is very inspiring for the reader to rad about. It gives great hope to see that the young generation of today is so conscious of this issues and I hope it will influence the other readers just as much.

I think the book does well in making the reader conscious of issues like cybercrime bullying because it is such a relevant issue today – so many of us have dealt with stalkers but thank god, I personally never have been bullied or stalked to such an extent.

Verdict:

I enjoyed this book very much and I rate it 4.5 stars.

About the author:

A two-time Quora Top Writer and top writer in fiction on Medium, Anangsha specializes in poetry and short fiction. Her compositions have won several national and international awards. Her poetry debut “Stolen Reflections” ended up as an Amazon bestseller within four days of its release and is still going strong on the Amazon Bestsellers list. 
Her second book is a suspense thriller. “What did Tashi Do?” is the story of a girl from the North Eastern part of India living in New Delhi, who gets ensnared in an all-pervading web of anonymous cyber harassment.
Anangsha is currently working on her third book – an anthology of microfiction spanning various genres. She is also working on her first full-length novel – a piece of historical fiction set in the war-torn India of the 1600s.
Apart from her writing career, Anangsha holds a masters degree in civil engineering. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. part-time from IIT Guwahati while working as an Assistant Professor at NIT Silchar. She hopes to write her own fantasy fiction series some day. 

About the reviewer:

Nayanika Saikia, is one of the foremost book reviewers from the North-east and Assam, and is also an admin for the official India bookstagram page on Instagram. She publishes her own reviews and recommendations for poetry, fiction, non-fiction etc. on her bookstagram account @pretty_little_bibliophile which won the NorthEast Creator Awards 2018, as well as in daily newspapers, online magazines etc.  She can be contacted at nayanikasaikia98@gmail.com .

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