The Woman who Saw the Future by Amit Sharma is a riveting original story told in a flawless manner. This is the story of Sapna, who gets premonitions about death. All this starts after the accidental death of her brother Vikrant. Initially the family still coping with Vikrant's loss is shaken with Sapna's nightmares. All those who die in Sapna's dreams soon die. She is helpless and in spite of the support of her parents and boyfriend Sahil she is on the verge of depression. Then one day Sapna discovers that she can save people from dying by alerting them. On one such occasions she saves Kabir who owns a TV channel. Kabir decides to cash upon Sapna's powers and offers her a TV show called Lucky People. The TV shows turns out to be a great success. Sapna prevents many mass tragedies. She is respected world over and even wins Noble Peace Prize. Her busy schedule creates a distance in her relationship with Sahil. Sapna is drawn towards Kabir and marries him. The marriage turns sour, but the show continues. One day Sapna gets a premonition that Kabir is going to die. Due to the changed dynamics of their matrimonial relationship, she withholds this piece of information and lets Kabir die. As a result of which she slowly loses out on her power. Accustomed to all the adulation gained from the popularity of the show, she hires a contract killer Angad to create the setting for people to die. The game soon goes beyond her control and one day she is found buried under a fort wall. She was pregnant at the time of her death. How did she die? Who was the father of her unborn child? To know answers to this questions you have to read the terrific book The Woman who Saw the Future.
The Woman who Saw the Future dexterously weaves reality with fantasy. The author succeeds in bringing to life all the major characters. All characters in the novel are major for the story is narrated in multiple voices. Sapna's middle class parents are ubiquitous. The novel opens with gloomy picture. There are too many deaths and the resultant grief. The novel brightens up when Sapna starts saving people. Then it gains both speed and shape of the thriller.
The Woman who Saw the Future has both a fascinating story and an immaculate treatment. Though there are some mistakes like though it is mentioned that Sapna has an habit of inserting like in every sentence, the same is not reflected in her dialogues. At another place police is referred to as singular. But these errors are too small and considering the amazing world in which the novel sucks you into they are pardonable.
The Woman who Saw the Future is undoubtedly the best book I have read in the year 2017. It is irresistible and simply cannot be missed.