𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐭 𝐐𝐮𝐞𝐞𝐧𝐬
𝐏𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐫: 𝐁𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐬
𝐏𝐮𝐛 𝐃𝐚𝐭𝐞: 𝟏.𝟑.𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟑 𝘖𝘶𝘵 𝘕𝘰𝘸!
Thank you @PRHaudio for the complimentary audiobook.Thank you @penguinrandomhouse for the gifted ebook.
Geeta’s abusive husband leaves her and their Indian village for five years; she has debated removing her nose ring and murdering him. There are rumors that she already did anyway.
People in her village have seen her as a widow, and it has had its benefits. In fact, other women started to come to Geeta asking for help to get rid of their husbands. But then Geeta has a big problem of her own that comes out of the woodwork or in the back door.
Although this discusses spousal abuse and murder, its approach is largely humorous – like murders gone wrong. I loved being immersed in the culture, the friendships of these women, and all their schemes.
My favorite part of this story is how Geeta rescued Bandit, a very sick street dog. Bada-Bhai, a bootlegger, was using Bandit to test his booze on (which he cut with methanol), but Geeta took Bandit home and nursed him to health. As you read, you discover how rescuing Bandit opened Geeta up to allow others into her life again, which set off a string of events.
🐶 𝙼𝚢 𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚌𝚞𝚎 𝚙𝚞𝚙 𝙲𝚑𝚒𝚙 𝚠𝚊𝚗𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚝𝚘 𝚐𝚎𝚝 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚙𝚒𝚌𝚝𝚞𝚛𝚎𝚜. 𝙷𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚎𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚌𝚞𝚎𝚍 𝚊𝚗 𝚊𝚗𝚒𝚖𝚊𝚕?