Closet of Lies is a true thriller. The story has the power to hold the reader in one place with its suspense-packed plot. The first part of the book takes us through the life of a 28-year-old woman named Riddhi and a CBI inspector named Kabir brings forth the second part of the book to us.

In the process of reinventing herself by donning a different garb on every occasion, Fern starts to lose grip on the practical parts of life. Her business starts to make no sense and it’s the same with her long-distance relationship with Mick. This book tells quite an ordinary story wrapped in beautiful writing.

As the title suggests, all these people are either a circus folk or a village freak and these tales are about their extraordinary lives. I loved how the stories are short, specific and written in a poem format. It gives out a fresh appeal. Each tale stands out on its own and gives us more than what we expect.

The book in its entirety is a brilliant piece of work. I finally started understanding why the characters had the same names, why the book was written the way it was written. I kept reading it because of the way it made me feel. Bcuz I understood what it was like to stay in Macondo and to be one of the Buendias.

The author’s love for comic books gripped me even more tightly as I could relate to his fascination with heroes saving the world. But what made me read with awe is his tiny 12-year-old head calculating business plans. His passion was evident and had started to drive him right from a very young age.