Secrets, Sins & Struggles Book Review

RATING - 4/5 BOOK: Secrets, Sins & Struggles

AUTHOR: Kamini Kusum

PUBLISHER: Zorba Books

PAGES: 211

PRICE: Rs 199


Kamini Kusum is a management professional working in an MNC. In her eleven years of professional experience, she has worked in top IT companies such as TCS and HCL. She is a movie buff, while writing is her passion. She lives in Delhi with her husband and two daughters.


This collection of tales about the lives and loves of five women traces their long, eventful journeys.

Meet Pooja, a teenager forced into the flesh trade but determined to escape and get justice.

Shrawani who dreams of becoming a bureaucrat despite all the trials life throws her way.

Avni who is torn between her childhood friend and her brand-new boyfriend.

Harsha who is trapped in a loveless arranged marriage while still being haunted by thoughts of her forsaken lover.

Geshna who falls head over heels for a high school sweetheart only to find her own life shrinking to accommodate his.

These stories are about the odds stacked against these women in their paths to love and success.


Secrets, Sins & Struggles is an engaging read based on the journeys of five women. The plot is strong and reflects multiple social issues which most of the females experience in their life.

The story is motivating and inspiring. It will push you to live your life on your own terms and will make you believe in your inner self.

Through her 5 protagonists, the author has tried to build a positive and powerful impact on all her readers. On the other hand, the characterization is also at its best in a descriptive manner.

The language and writing style used in the book is applaudable. One can easily connect to with the emotions of the protagonists. Though there were few technical errors in the first story, it can be neglected.

The thing which attracted me most is the cover of the book. Its design is very sophisticated with balanced colours and figures. It perfectly suits the title and the blurb.

One thing which I also liked about this book is that every story ends on a positive note and with a positive message.

Overall, Secrets, Sins & Struggles is a good read with inspiring stories. I would like to recommend it to every female out there reading this review. So, go ahead and buy this book from Amazon now!


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