Mehak Daleh’s thriller ‘And the Roses Bled’ captures your curiosity from begin till the finish

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When I started to study Mehak Daleh’s debut novel, “And the Roses Bled”, I could really feel a chill about me, as although the dark narrative is casting its shadows though the characters came to life, specifically the tiny girls. I identified myself searching behind my shoulders. I also liked the subtle methods via which the novel’s gripping narrative turns numerous cliches about crime thrillers upside down.

Little ones know factors….they do. But occasionally they refuse to accept or acknowledge what they really feel uncomfortable with. They refuse to see it. It is survival. The youngster has to survive. So, they block factors.” 






The story revolves about a catastrophe that strikes the lives of two tiny girls. The twins, Nina and Alisha, are content tiny girls till 1 goes missing. What the other twin goes via is absolutely nothing significantly less than a nightmare. You really feel deeply for each and every emotion that Alisha is going via. She can really feel anything her missing twin feels. Envision how scary that feels! Her sightings are genuine even although other people can’t see it. She is progressively about to ‘see’ and ‘communicate’ with these whom the ordinary human becoming would refer to as ‘ghosts’. 

Points turn far more disturbing when Alisha starts to pursue the trail of clues that the ‘other girl’ shows her. The book, at this point, is narrated via a tiny girl’s eyes. It is heart-wrenching.

A tiny girl in a blue dress.


She died. But how?

Her twin pursues the frightening trail of clues. At each and every point, you want to hold her close and shield her from the predators. But there is no stopping Alisha who is on the trail of brutality that is shown towards innocent tiny girls.


This rapidly-paced crime thriller is a grim reminder of how most of us basically skim the headlines on crimes pertaining to kids. 


Why do we want to hide ourselves from the information? Why do we not probe additional into the minds of predators?

In Alice Sebold’s very best promoting novel, “The Beautiful Bones, there is a poignant conversation with Franny who tells the tiny girl who had been raped and murdered brutally that occasionally we have to cease desiring particular answers


Yes, she also says ‘you have to give up on earth’ altogether. The tiny girl had died but her spirit can’t cease tracking anything taking place just after her death.


The Sensible ones teach us to let go of of each and every practical experience that we determine as “my” and “mine” as a preparation to ‘give up on earth’ and to be ready for death. 
Ever wondered why? When your physique strongly identifies with the earth and all relationships, you tie your self down and even death can’t totally release you. To release your self, you require to take charge, let go of the earth and all that it signifies to you. 


This is the essence of ‘And the Roses Bled’, exactly where grieving tiny girls can’t obtain peace in death mainly because they want answers to their personal death. They obtain the answers and that is why this book captures your curiosity proper till the finish.


[DO READ: B3/703, Gulmohar Park] and [When the Chief fell in Love]

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