Sunil Doiphode, an eminent modern Marathi writer, is no way different in his attitude towards the treatment of occult from the dramatist William Shakespeare. Sunil is a writer of illusion and supernatural phenomena. He seems to follow the conventions of Shakespearian supernatural treatment.
---- Zeba Mehdi (The Criterion - An International Journal in English, Sept 2012, Vol III, Issue III, ISBN - 0976-8165)
Sunil Doiphode is a Screenplay writer, Novelist and Lyricist. The Novels to his credit are Black Hole, Aghast, eLove, Honey and Zero. His next Novel 'Immortal' is expected to come soon. He is Masters in Computer Science and Engineering and also maintains the profession of Researcher in the field.
English Novel Authored by Sunil Doiphode, translated by Anil Ekbote
This story concept 'Honey' was selected in the first phase of a screenplay competition 'Sankalan' conducted by Mahindra and Mahindra and Bioscope ent. combinely. (sept2008)Judges - Anurag Kashyap (Satya, Black Friday) Anjum Rajabali (Gulam, The Legend of Bhagat Singh) Sriram Raghvan (Ek Hasina Thi, Johny Gaddar)
Extract from the novel :
It was indeed worth losing life for her. When one male bee copulates with the queen bee, it knows that that after the act it has to die. Because even earlier, several male bees had laid their lives. But yet the male bee is always ready to copulate with the queen bee.
Just in return for a moment's pleasure.
That single moment was replete with life's happiness.
If the happiness of an entire life can be had in that one moment.
Then why should one care for the whole life?..
But this love...newfound love... what was this love like...
Like a silk worm weaving a cocoon around itself.
In which the worm had a true or false sense of joy, trust and a sense of security, true or false or imaginary?
But one day when the silk worm turns into a butterfly.
Even it tears the cocoon that it had built so painstakingly.
Liberated of all ties it flitters freely from one flower to another.
"An unforgettable—and Hollywood-bound—new thriller... A mix of Hitchcockian suspense, Agatha Christie plotting, and Greek tragedy."
The Silent Patient is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband—and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive.
Alicia Berenson’s life is seemingly perfect. A famous painter married to an in-demand fashion photographer, she lives in a grand house with big windows overlooking a park in one of London’s most desirable areas. One evening her husband Gabriel returns home late from a fashion shoot, and Alicia shoots him five times in the face, and then never speaks another word.
Alicia’s refusal to talk, or give any kind of explanation, turns a domestic tragedy into something far grander, a mystery that captures the public imagination and casts Alicia into notoriety. The price of her art skyrockets, and she, the silent patient, is hidden away from the tabloids and spotlight at the Grove, a secure forensic unit in North London.
Theo Faber is a criminal psychotherapist who has waited a long time for the opportunity to work with Alicia. His determination to get her to talk and unravel the mystery of why she shot her husband takes him down a twisting path into his own motivations—a search for the truth that threatens to consume him....
Ronald’s house was in complete darkness with the chirping sound of insects and the wailing of a dog the only sounds in the background. Suddenly, a group of birds, sat on the tree for shelter, flied away, fluttering their wings in fear.
Two police team members, Richard and Eric, were monitoring each and every activity in Ronald’s house on CCTV. Both Richard and Eric were in their thirties. Richard was honest and quite boring; the exact opposite of Eric who was tall and shrewd. One of the rooms from Ronald’s guesthouse was allocated for surveillance purpose. Disturbed, Ronald curled to the walls in the room, anxious that he was visible on the CCTV.
“I would have love to monitor the bedroom of a sexy couple” Eric said jokingly.
Richard didn’t show any interest in his partner’s attempt at humour.
“I would even love to monitor the bedroom of a funky married couple like you and your wife” Eric continued.
Still, Richard didn’t respond.
Suddenly, there was some movement on one of the monitors. ....
Had she gotten too close to one of the married men?
Was she the victim of blackmail? Of a stalker?
Or was there some far more nefarious motive at stake?
The list of suspects takes Jessie into wealthy, manicured neighborhoods, behind the veil of seemingly perfect lives, lives which are actually rotten to the core. The killer, she realizes, must lie behind one of these fake, plastic smiles.
Jessie must plumb the depths of his psychosis as she tries to both catch a killer and hold her own fragile psyche together—with her own murderous father on the loose, willing to stop at nothing until he kills her.
A fast-paced psychological suspense thriller with unforgettable characters and heart-pounding suspense, THE PERFECT SMILE is book #4 in a riveting new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night.
Book #5 in the Jessie Hunt series will be available soon.
( A synopsis registered with FWA. Written by Sunil Doiphode, published by Shivam Prakashan Pune)