Ripples of Thought

Smriti Publishers
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 Life, generally speaking, is ordinary. People who live, generally speaking again, are ordinary. Hardly anybody thinks they could be heroes of timeless legends, or stories could be based on them. And that is where this collection of tales steps out from the lot.
Ripples of Thought is a book about ordinary beings, living ordinary moments, having ordinary experiences. It tells stories about faces which we come across every day. It has made characters out of these faces which are already there, in the vast canvas that we call life, living, breathing, alive and kicking… in a multi-dimensional existence, yet hardly noticed by us. 
Let’s delve into this extra-ordinary world of some ordinary people.
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About the author

 She is an English Honours graduate from University of Calcutta, and has done her graduation from Lady Brabourne College, after completing her schooling from Carmel School, Durgapur, West Bengal, from where she belongs. Currently she is pursuing her Masters in English from the same university.


An avid reader of works of literature, she has been involved in many creative writing and literary forums since her school days. She loves teaching, and has been a private tutor in English, and a voluntary primary and secondary teacher in her own school. She is a trained Kathak dancer under Lucknow Gharana, and has a varied prism of hobbies, like dancing, photography, and fashion designing. She is also a passionate traveller, exploring India, and abroad.
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Publisher
Smriti Publishers
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Published on
Sep 1, 2016
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Pages
55
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / General
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This content is DRM protected.
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Bonds are built, laughter and jokes are shared, and tears are wiped. Surfing through their individual and collected verve of teenage, they come across whole new beings of human characters, taste sweetest moments, experience most unexpected turn of events, and face completely novel complications of life, till they stumble upon the most jaw-dropping knowledge that changes everything.

What exactly did happen? How did they react? Did they survive? Questions hit you and confuse your brain, surprising and appalling, till you reach the end, where finally you roll your eyes and sigh, muttering, “… And I thought women were hard to understand?” 

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When we last saw Laurie Moran, she had recently become engaged to her show’s former host, Alex Buckley. Since then, the two have been happily planning a summer wedding and honeymoon, preparing for Alex’s confirmation to a federal judicial appointment, and searching for the perfect New York City home for their new life together.

But then Laurie is approached by Robert and Cynthia Bell, parents of Dr. Martin Bell, a famously charming and talented physician who was shot dead as he pulled into the driveway of his Greenwich Village carriage house five years ago. The Bells are sure that Martin’s disgraced and erratic wife, Kendra, carried out the murder. Determined to prove Kendra’s guilt and win custody over their grandchildren, they plead with Laurie to feature their son’s case on “Under Suspicion,” ensuring her that Kendra is willing to cooperate.

Kendra has lived under a blanket of suspicion since Martin’s death, with the tabloid media depicting her as a secretive, mentally unstable gold-digger. Laurie’s show is a chance for her to clear her name. But unbeknownst to the Bells, Kendra has already refused once before to go forward with a re-investigation of her husband’s murder, and her statements to the contrary only add to the appearance of guilt.

But once Laurie dives into the case, she learns that Martin wasn’t the picture-perfect husband, father, and doctor he appeared to be and was carrying secrets of his own. And what does the web of lies ensnaring the Bell family have to do with a dangerous stranger, who gazes at Laurie from afar and thinks, She is actually quite a lovely girl, I’m sure she’s going to be missed…?

You Don’t Own Me is the perfect, exhilarating follow up to the bestselling Every Breath You Take. The “Queen of Suspense” Mary Higgins Clark and her dazzling partner-in-crime Alafair Burke have devised another riveting page-turner.
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