Book Review: Rosé’s.. Bent Stem by Nomita Khanna

Hey guys! I have recently finished reading this book by the author Nomita Khanna. This is my first book that I have read by the author and whoa! it was amazeballs!

Title: Rosé’s… Bent Stem

Author: Nomita Khanna

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Length: 194 pages

Rating: 4.5⭐ / 5

Get your copy here: Kindle


A chilling drama based on true events.

Tana, a diligent, young nurse with a troubled childhood, can’t believe her luck when she finds Vikram, a rich widower who says she is the ‘love of his life’.

The strong attraction quickly turns into something else, unraveling her life. Nightmares that wrecked her childhood are back—and ripping her world apart. Evil has already claimed victims. Is it about to take another?

As the four walls of her majestic Lutyens bungalow begin to close in on her, she spirals down into a dungeon. In this twisted world with betrayal at every step, she decides not to stay miserable and becomes the person she never thought she could be. The path to escape is swarming with grisly ambushes and … intrigue.

No one really knows what happens behind closed doors or what goes inside a person’s mind. How far will someone go to protect their secrets or to get what they want? Further than anyone can imagine. PEOPLE ARE UNKNOWABLE.

Editorial reviews:

“Chilling psychological thriller,” The Tribune
“Gripping domestic drama,” Punjab Kesari
“Riveting,” Tara Creel, Author, Editor
“Disturbing drama based on true life,” City Air News. (Via Goodreads)

OtakuMeganeChan’s Review:

This is a psychological thriller book. The story revolves around Tana – a nurse who used to take care of Vikram’s first wife since she was severely sick. Tana is intelligent, independent and.. a ‘strong’ character having endured a lot in her childhood due to her parents indifference towards her life choices. But what she does is a typical mistake (don’t we all?). She falls in love with Vikram and his wife dies due to the disease. Both share an immense amount of physical attraction towards each other (which I am assuming Tana might have mistaken it for love). Hardly knowing each other for a longer time, they both get married quickly.

And then the story unfolds. It has flashbacks, drugs, blackouts experienced by the main character, wrong doings, a diary that helps in knowing more about Tana, suspense building up and a hooking story which makes you sit on the edge of your seat.

The writing seems a bit chop-ey in the beginning, there seems to be a little less smooth transition from one scene to another. I had to go back and read again. However further into the book it seems to be getting better.

Overerall the book is gripping and a very good read for people who love thriller. I was hooked on reading this book.

I would like to thank the author for providing me a free copy in exchange for honest review!

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