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VARANASI

by Jae Watson Read profile

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Published 15th April 2019

Following the break-up of her relationship and unsure of her life’s direction, Marianne leaves a London still reverberating from the terrorist bombings to travel for a year with the mysterious and beautiful Sara. 

However, deep into the heart of chaotic and mystical India, events take a dramatic turn and, in the Holy City of Varanasi, Sara’s body is discovered floating in the Ganges. As the investigation ensues, unexpected and shocking revelations cast a new light on Sara and take Marianne on a painful but vital journey to uncover the truth about her friend and also her own life.

Provides a deep exploration of emotions – trust, love, fear – relationships, human psychology, abuse, illness, fate and questions how well we can really know even those closest to us.

'A fascinating read that kept me intrigued to the end. It is a novel that defies expectation and provides no cosy solutions.' Writewords.co.uk

'Must be a winner. Books, after all, don't just furnish a room. They fit very neatly into backpacks.' N16 Magazine

'Ambitious and bold...this is a book which ventures off the beaten track.' Roundtable Review
 
'You need to buy this book - it's a great novel, vibrant and colourful with a rich vein of insights, wit and wisdom.' Geoff Mather