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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sonali Dev Narrator: Soneela Nankani Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2016 ISBN: 9781504766067
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Dr. Nikhil “Nic” Joshi had it all—marriage, career, purpose—until, while working for Doctors without Borders in a Mumbai slum, his wife, Jen, discovered a black market organ-transplant ring. Before she could expose the truth, Jen was killed.

Two years after the tragedy, Nic is a cruise ship doctor who spends his days treating seasickness and sunburn and his nights in a boozy haze. On one of those blurry evenings on deck, Nic meets a woman who makes a startling claim: she received Jen’s heart in a transplant and has a message for him. Nic wants to discount Jess Koirala’s story as absurd, but there is something about her reckless desperation that resonates despite his doubts.

Jess has spent years working her way out of a nightmarish life in Calcutta and into a respectable Bollywood dance troupe. Now she faces losing the one thing that matters—her young son. She needs to uncover the secrets Jen risked everything for; but the unforeseen bond that results between her and Nic is both a lifeline and a perilous complication.

Delving beyond the surface of modern Indian-American life, acclaimed author Sonali Dev’s page-turning novel is both riveting and emotionally rewarding—an extraordinary story of human connection, bravery, and hope.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Dev[’s]…ability to deliver richly layered and compelling stories filled with stunning emotional resonance is second to none. This newest novel explores the side effects of terrible grief as well as the hope that comes from building a new future. Utterly compelling and filled with wrenching emotion, this is one book readers will not soon forget!”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

  • “Dev moves so expertly through the subtle layers of the tender love story that Nic and Jess—and even Jen—will hold a permanent place in readers’ hearts.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “With richly rendered characters, heavy topics, and soulful writing, this is stunning all around.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Dev’s power to wrap the reader in her characters’ pain and then soothe it is nothing short of exhilarating. Nik and Jess’ eventual bond feels organic and gloriously regenerative.”

    Shelf Awareness

  • “The triumph of love and hope over tragedy and despair provides an uplifting counterpoint to the dark heart of this work.”

    Library Journal

  • “Soneela Nankani narrates this dark and tortured romance with the perfect balance of compassion and anger…This latest book by Sonali Dev is a departure from her previous titles, and Nankani does an excellent job capturing its despair and anguish as well as the cautious joy and hope felt by both Nikhil and Jess…A compelling narration.”


  • “Mystery, adventure, and romance are spiced with Bollywood glamour in this heart-stopping novel…Riveting, heart-pounding drama.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • A Library Journal Audio-in-Advance Pick for September 2016
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month for October 2016 
  • One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2016
  • A NPR Best Book of 2016
  • Winner of a 2016 RT Book Reviews Award for Best Contemporary Romance
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About the Author

Sonali Dev is an award-winning author who writes Bollywood-style love stories that let her explore issues faced by women around the world while still indulging her faith in a happily ever after. Her novels have been on the best books of the year lists from Library Journal, NPR, Washington Post, and Kirkus Reviews. She won the American Library Association’s award for best romance in 2014, was a finalist for the RITA Award, a nominee for the RT Book Reviews’ Reviewers’ Choice Award, and winner of the RT Book Reviews Seal of Excellence. She lives in a Chicago suburb with her very patient and often amused husband, two teens who demand both patience and humor, and the world’s most perfect dog. Find out more at sonalidev.com.

About the Narrator

Soneela Nankani, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is a classically trained actress, voice-over artist, and singer who has had roles in film and on television. She has worked with the award–winning Sojourn Theatre, Classical Theatre of Harlem, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and the Kansas City Repertory Theatre.