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Unravel by Preeti Singh, reviewed by Seema Mohapatra

unravel by preeti singhamazon-review

Earliest known use of word – 1603
un.rav.el verb \ n- ra-v l\
: to cause the separate threads of something to come apart
: to find the correct explanation for something that is difficult to understand
: to fail or begin to fail” (excerpt from Unravel)”

Unravel. A beautiful word – and an equally beautiful story. The interconnected threads of eight women slowly come undone to reveal heartbreak, love and loss in this brilliant first novel by Preeti Singh. The one story that hit me hardest was (spoiler alert) the one about a mother who loses her daughter to cancer. I do not think there was a single point when I wasn’t crying. The novel made me laugh, cry, smile and even nod with approval. Each story is so different and yet so similar, and each one was done thoroughly. The characters were detailed well and relatable. All in all, a great first novel. Definitely recommend it.


Preeti Singh

Published by Authors Upfront

166 pages

Seema Mohapatra quit as the regional director – South Asia for BBC World Wide two years ago to spend some time chasing her dream. She assisted Amole Gupte in his last movie, advises small enterprises and production houses on Go-To Market strategy. Currently she is working on her own making her own movie.


About artikaaurorabakshi

Artika Aurora Bakshi Artika Aurora Bakshi is the author of three well-acclaimed children’s books,My Little Sikh Handbook, My Little Sikh Handbook 2: Ardas, My Little Sikh Handbook: Travel Journal, and an anthology of stories, Hold On To Me. Her first story, set in Amritsar, during the pre-Partition period, All She Had Left, was published on Story Mirror. She co-manages, a manuscript help and book review site. Her passion for reading has led her to helping other writers with their manuscripts. She comes from a family of lawyers and has a master’s degree in International Banking & Finance. Currently based in Sri Lanka, she teaches Commerce and History on a part-time basis at an international school and enjoys being part of the literary scene in Sri Lanka. A regular at the Galle Literary Festival and other literary events in Sri Lanka, Artika’s articles and book reviews have featured in the Daily Mirror, Daily News, The Ceylon Chronicle, and various blogs, such as,,, She was actively involved with SAARC Women’s Association of Sri Lanka and was President of the Association in 2016. An avid reader, Artika runs an online book club with a membership base of over 600 members. Her quotes are featured under soul.nightingale on Instagram and on Soul Nightingale by Artika Aurora Bakshi on Facebook. Artika is also working on her fourth children’s book in the My Little Sikh Handbook series and a second anthology of stories for adults. You can reach Artika at .

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This entry was posted on September 20, 2014 by in Book Reviews, Contemporary, Fiction and tagged , .
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