Burnt Sugar by Avni Doshi

Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Disclaimer – I received a free digital download of this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The book seems to gravitate around a mother-daughter relationship full of toxic emotions and abuse. What happens when the abuser starts to forget and the abused is left with nothing but the hateful memories and a woman she barely recognises.

Will she let go of her past animosity and take her mother as she is now, letting go of all the built up emotions inside of her or will her hate consume her and her interactions with her ailing guardian.

We follow the story of Antara through the complexities of her relationship with her mother growing up and the current day version of her mother slowly loosing her mind to Alzheimer’s. Then on to the daughter becoming a mother herself. Its a powerful read that encourages you to look at humanity and the nuances of relationships and how actions alter the eb and flow of all interactions.

I think it also casts a thoughtful eye on what it’s like to have a family member with Alzheimer’s and the emotional rollercoaster associated with their derailment into loss of cognitive ability. An interesting read to say the least.

Published by Tahmasebi Reads

I’m an avid reader, particularly of poetry and romance genres although I often read anything that takes my fancy. I’m an alpha/beta reader for author Alana Khan, an alpha reader for author Deja Blue and an ARC for NetGalley with a long review history on Amazon and Goodreads as well. Welcome to my blog!

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