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NOT A BOOK: Broken Sky

3.51  ·  Rating details ·  45 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Under the glassy, dark pallor of a Manhattan sky, deep within the fall, Madison Avenue is teeming with people. Commuters and shoppers scurry past like frenzied ants, paying no attention to a woman who has been sitting there loitering for months on end. They pass her by paying no attention to the vacant stare and sullen expression wrapped around her worn features. She has n ...more
ebook, First, 428 pages
Published January 22nd 2014 by CreateSpace (first published January 20th 2014)
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Apr 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: suspense, women's issues readers
“It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.” ― Rose Kennedy

“One thing you can't hide - is when you're crippled inside.” ― John Lennon

Convolutions. Stories within stories, hiding, running, and the sweet surrender of forgetfulness. Broken Sky is a story of layers, of heartbreak and surrender. Saurav Dutt has created a beautiful and heartbreaking ta
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Stuart
Nov 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
What happens when you ignore those around you? Countless of people pass by an elderly homeless woman in Manhattan without a thought. What they don't know is that she harbors a long kept secret. A plan has been put in motion years ago and as you slowly peel back the first layer you find that there are so many more beneath!

Saurav Dutt's 'Broken Sky' primarily follows the story of Lauren who is this homeless woman yet at the same time is adorned in the finest of clothes. Who is she? Well, she can't
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Elizabeth (Stuffed Shelves)
This book had many layers to it, with stories inside stories, and connections that could not be foretold. It's a story of amnesia and how it affects different people. The characters themselves may be injured in their mind, but does not mean they do not lack substance and depth.

There are characters that are mysterious and I couldn't quite figure out what their purpose was to the overall story, but the anticipation kept things exciting and eventually everything is revealed. Strangers are connecte
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Britt
May 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Broken Sky by Saurav Dutt was an amazing story of a beautiful woman with amnesia and a wild past trying to catch up with her. Dutt gives the reader drama, excitement and mystery all wrapped up in one novel. This novel reads just like a drama suspense movie. Once you start page 1 you will not want to put it down. Dutt characters are so well described and thought out that one feels as if they may know the character personally. As a reader I absolutely fell in love with Gina’s character, by her act ...more
Julie Baswell
Nov 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
John is a detective in Manhattan. Walking to work every day, he notices a female bum staked out in front of a hotel. She seems so out of place that he strikes up a conversation with her. When she claims to have amnesia, John doesn’t know whether to believe her or not. Days later, he rescues her from being arrested, and brings her home with him. This begins a series of events that puts both of them in danger from her mob boss ex-husband.

I like the way the characters are drawn together. Gina was s
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Taiyewo
Nov 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Awesome book!

I received this book as an advance readers copy from Bookplex!

One of the main things I like about this book is the perspectives of all of the characters. Gina, Dennis, John, Andie, Sean and even Peter all were unique and had qualities that the reader grows attached to.

I especially liked the writing style in Gina's point of view. My only complaint is that there wasnt enough Andie for me. I wanted more of her past in this book. Andie's character didn't seem as developed personality-w
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Joanne Bagley
Dec 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Broken English

I liked the story. It held my interest all through the book. However, if you are a British author writing American dialogue you have to have someone edit out Britishisms. Americans do not use phrases like Zimmer frames, or in hospital. But the book is worth reading.
Sue
Feb 07, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I did finish and struggled with the 2 rating. I was really on the fence. A homeless woman in Manhattan who no one really notices. She ends up developing a relationship with a cop who discovers who she is and why she is in danger. All she wants to to is get to her long lost daughter. Just a dark book with characters that weren't really likable.
Ruth Caves
Nov 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Life sucks

An OK story, running along parallel lines until life throws everything back together again. Not scary, but rather sad.
Does show the crap that accompanies witnesses protection programs.
Beth Lechman
This book showed the complexities of the family dynamic. A father in prison a mother in witness protection and a young girl ending up in foster care. A good story line but jumps aroudn so much makes it a bit hard to follow.
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